Functional Optical Surfaces and Coatings

Tailored surfaces for various applications are generated by optical coatings. The Fraunhofer IOF develops surface functionalizations and multi-functional optical coating systems on plastic, glass, ceramics and metal for wavelenghts from extreme ultraviolet to infrared. Tailored optical coatings are made for surfaces with a variety of requirements.

 

EUV- and x-ray optics

The demand to enhance optical resolution has pushed the search for technological innovations and improvements. The main reason...
 

Coating on plastics and antireflective structures

At Fraunhofer IOF special processes for coating plastic optics made of PMMA, polycarbonate, Zeonex, polyamide, CR39 and others have been developed. Licenses and training are available for a range of processes.

 

Atomic Layer Deposition for Optical Coatings

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a powerful coating technology based on self-limited surface reactions of chemical precursors ...

 

Coatings for NIR- and VIS-optics

The Fraunhofer IOF develops, produces and optimizes optical coatings for the covering of inorganic surfaces from near infrared to ultraviolet spectral region...

 

Coatings and surfaces for photovoltaics and sensors

The interdisciplinary research group »Nano-SIS« belongs to the Institute of Applied Physics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The goal of this project...

 

Structured surfaces

Nanostructured surfaces are used as antireflection method and as adjustment method to generate wetting properties...