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L-3 AOC Designs Anti-Reflective Thin Film Optical Coatings for Innovative National Telescope

Published on 2014-02-05. Author : SpecialChem

DALLAS, TX -- L-3 Applied Optics Center, part of L-3 Communications Warrior Systems, announced the completion of coating thirteen large optical elements for a major national telescope. The largest of the elements was over 27 inches in diameter and weighed over 300 pounds. The anti-reflective and highly reflective thin film optical coatings deposited by AOC on the various elements were specifically designed by Applied Optics Center to enhance the overall performance of the innovative telescope, and to ensure its longterm mission success.

According to L-3 Communications AOC Business Development Manager, Jim Hooker, "We are proud and pleased to announce the delivery of large optics for this critical national program. We are raising the bar in the successful design and development of thin film optical coatings on large, high-value optical elements. Our unique large-element coating capability allows us provide large optics manufactured to high-performance specifications for a wide variety of applications, worldwide."

About L-3 Applied Optics Center

L-3 Applied Optics Center provides advanced optical solutions and assemblies for commercial, industrial, and defense markets worldwide. Products include thin film coatings, optical assemblies, laser-protection filters, precision-optical assemblies, optical components, large-format optical thin film coatings, index-matched conductive coatings, and rapid component and subassembly prototyping for imaging, machine vision, display, industrial, defense, and aerospace applications.

Source: About L-3 Applied Optics Center


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