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Sunshade Thermal Control Material

Sunshade, a thermal control material are utilized on satellite radar domes (radomes) to reject incident solar heat radiation while simultaneously allowing radio frequencies to pass unattenuated.

Flexible Sputtered Coatings

DSI’s extensive experience in developing coating methods for flexible coatings has led to a number of industry-leading innovations.

Infrared Narrow Bandpass Filters

DSI has many years of experience producing infrared narrow bandpass filters for use in the MWIR through LWIR. The coatings are produced by either sputtering or evaporation. they are durable and can be used in a broad range of operating environments.

Patterned Thin Film Optical Filters

DSI’s photolithography capability produces precision patterned thin film coatings (including bandpass filters, dark mirrors, and metals) on substrates up to 6 inches in diameter. Patterning can be performed at the wafer level, or on individual parts.

Absorption (Dark Mirror) Coatings

Dark coatings absorb incident light, rather than reflecting or transmitting it. they exhibit both the low transmittance of a metal and the low reflectance of an antireflection coating.

General Capabilities Brochure

DSI’s General Capabilities Brochure provides information on a wide variety of highly reliable, durable, and heat-resistance optical coatings. Our exclusive technologies and custom deposition chambers offer coatings from the Visible(VIS) through the infrared longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral wavelengths.

Hand Cleaning of Small Coated Optics

This note describes the procedure for hand cleaning of small (≤ 2 inch diameter) thin film coated optics. The steps presented are safe for the vast majority of optical coatings, which are typically composed of durable dielectric and semiconductor materials.


Specifying Optical Filters for Sensor Applications

There are many subtleties that should be addressed in order to properly specify optical filters for a given application. In sensor applications, these subtleties are especially crucial in designing the best possible filter for each sensing task. For purposes of this discussion, we’ll begin with bandpass filters.


Applying Optical Coatings to Flexible Substrates

Gone are the days of designing a system exclusively around traditional, flat, rigid optical shapes. This white paper describes applying optical coatings to flexible substrates. Advances in optical coatings and coating processes enable optical design engineers to test the limits of coated, curved.

Versatile Reactive Sputtering

Reactive sputtering is a thin film deposition technique that delivers dense coatings which are more stable in the presence of temperature and humidity changes than evaporated films. This e-book details how reactive sputtering operates and reviews some of its most important applications.


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How To Specify Optical Coatings For Sensor Applications

With over 30 years of optical coating experience, Deposition Sciences, Inc. has learned a thing or two about the intricacies of our specifications. This year at SPIE’s DCS exhibition, Kevin Gibbons offers some advice on what you should consider before determining an optical coating’s specifications for sensing applications.

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