Optical Coatings Group

  • Innovative layer designs for
    high power applications

  • Coating and functional evaluation
    of optical components

The Coatings Group develops complex layer systems, for example for satellite systems, telescopes or laser systems. Using thermal processes, ion assisted deposition (IAD) and ion beam sputtering (IBS), the group provides functional layer designs for wavelengths from 120 nm up to 4.8 µm. The LZH scientists can determine the potential of the IBS process, including large scale feasibility studies.

Further focuses of the group are coating glass substrates, low-e substrates, fluoride surfaces, laser crystals and fiber ends. Also, the LZH experts evaluate coating processes and coated optical components regarding their suitability for a particular application.