Coating and Surface Functionalization

Functional coatings and surfaces are an essential element of optical systems. We offer extensive competencies in the design of optical layer systems, in the development of coating processes for diverse applications and in the characterization of surfaces and layers. Especially significant are ultra-reflective coating systems for optics in the EUV and X-ray range as well as the functionalization of plastic surfaces.

 

Coating devices

High-vacuum evaporation systems Leybold SYRUS pro 1100, and APS 904 equipped with resistance heated and electron beam evaporators...
 

Design of optical layer systems

Optical layers are often multi-layered. They serve to set the optical properties of a surface, such as reflection, transmission, absorption. The function of an optical...
 

EUV- and X-ray multilayers

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

VUV-, NIR- and VIS-layers

The NIR- and VIS-coatings group is involved into the calculation, preparation, and characterization of optical coatings, which are designed...
 

Coating on plastic

On the basis of plasma ion assisted deposition (Leybold APS) and sputter technology, the Fraunhofer IOF develops special-purpose processes...
 

Transparent and conductive coatings

Transparency in the visible spectral range as well as a high electric conductance are fundamental attributes for a multitude of optical components...
 

Stochastic structures for antireflection

Stochastic structures arise fully through self-organization or are initiated by thin layers following plasma and ion beam exposure on materials...