Opto-electronics is a broad category of applications for electronic devices that detect and control light (including visible light and invisible radiation). This sector supports such varied industries as aerospace & defense, consumer electronics, and semiconductor lasers. This sector is constantly expanding as a result of growing consumer, industrial, and military demand.
The sensitive optics at the core of opto-electronic devices require thin film coatings for a variety of reasons including the enhancement of properties such as hardness, reflectivity, transmission, or damage threshold. These thin films can also protect the optics from environmental factors such as abrasion, dust, and heat. Thin film deposition for opto-electronics is a demanding process. It requires a clean environment and repeatable, uniform film applications at a high production rate to support the critical quality and productivity requirements of this industry.
Common thin film applications for opto-electronics include AR/HR coating, optical filters, indium bump and curved optics. Denton Vacuum offers high-quality and consistent deposition solutions providing high throughput and good yield for all of these coating types. For more detail, select a coating method listed below.