Coating Technologies of the Future: LZH and Cutting Edge Coatings at Optatec

Optatec 2024
At Optatec 2024, the LZH will be presenting its products and services in the field of Smart Optics. (Photo: LZH)
14 May 2024
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At Optatec 2024, LZH and CEC showcase new possibilities in coating technologies for the future of optics manufacturing. The exhibition takes place from May 14th to 16th in Frankfurt. LZH and CEC can be found in Hall 3.1 at a shared booth (627)

The Optical Components department of LZH will showcase its current research activities, as well as its service and product portfolio, at the international trade fair for Optical Technologies, Components, and Systems. This year, the institute will exhibit jointly with Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH (CEC). Since its founding in 2007, the LZH spin-off has focused on the development and construction of ion beam sputtering coating systems (IBS).

Optatec 2024
CEC Navigator 2500 - the IBS coating system for large-area substrates and very high productivity. (Photo: Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH)

Highlights of LZH and CEC at Optatec 2024:

  • LZH presents innovative coating techniques including the production of complex optical filters using ion beam sputtering for coatings with the highest precision, as well as evaporation processes to expand material classes into the VUV range. LZH's Spatial ALD system with rotating atomic layer deposition concept enables seamless coating of freeform components and lattice structures.
  • •    LZH showcases offerings for customized optical characterization such as standard-compliant laser-induced damage threshold measurements from femtoseconds to CW range or calorimetric absorption measurements from UV to IR.

Find out more about LZH's offerings and services in the field of Smart Optics here.

  • Cutting Edge Coatings presents their latest developments in coating technologies for the future of optics manufacturing. This includes advanced thin-film technologies that enable precise control of layer thickness and uniformity, as well as special material combinations that offer higher resistance to environmental influences.
  • In addition, Cutting Edge Coatings offers tailored solutions for specific requirements in photonics and other high-tech industries to support the next generation of optical systems.

Visit the website of Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH (CEC) here.

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) 
As an independent, non-profit research institute, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) stands for innovative research, development, and consulting. Supported by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Transport, Construction and Digitalization, the LZH is dedicated to selflessly promoting applied research in the field of photonics and laser technology. Founded in 1986, almost 200 employees are now working at the LZH. 

The LZH offers solutions to current and future challenges with its smart photonics. Along the process chain, natural scientists and engineers work interdisciplinary together: from component development for specific laser systems or for quantum technologies to process developments for a wide variety of laser applications, for example for medical and agricultural technology or lightweight construction in the automotive sector. 19 successful spin-offs have emerged from the LZH to date. Thus, the LZH creates a strong transfer between fundamental science, application-oriented research, and industry - and uses light for innovation.