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SP-100 the fast and reliable machine for coating application in precision optics
Author(s): Gianni Monaco; Marc Peter; Arturo Colautti; Tom Godin; Steffan Gold; Michael Witzany; Frank Breme
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Paper Abstract

SP-100 from Satisloh is the perfect coating machine for application in precision optics. Thanks to its innovative concept SP-100 can coat materials in a range of refraction indexes from 1.47 up to 2.05 in the visible (with all the intermediate indexes in between) and up to n=3.5 in the infrared by using only one target material. SP-100 is well suitable for application in the field of microscopy, laser optics, watches, optical filters, endoscopy, semiconductors and more. By replacing the target material the application range of the machine can be further extended. SP-100 is based on the reliable reactive bipolar Direct Current (DC) pulsed magnetron sputtering technology which guarantees high density of the deposited species, low stress of the deposited multilayer film, high reproducibility, very high hardness (up to 1200 Vickers hardness) with unbeatable high rates ideal for industrial applications. DC-pulsed sputtering assure less arc events and a lower heat load than Radio Frequency (RF) sputtering making SP-100 suitable for different substrates material and for cemented lenses. The small chamber of the SP-100 ensures very fast processes and a broadband AR can be coated in less than 15 minutes process time door to door. Thanks to its flexible substrate holder SP-100 can hold lenses of different sizes and shapes: from small size optics up to 100 mm diameter lenses, rod lenses up to 50 mm length or even glass fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8884, Optifab 2013, 888419 (15 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028671
Show Author Affiliations
Gianni Monaco, Satisloh Italy S.r.l. (Italy)
Marc Peter, Satisloh Photonics AG (Switzerland)
Arturo Colautti, Satisloh Italy S.r.l. (Italy)
Tom Godin, Satisloh North America Inc. (United States)
Steffan Gold, Satisloh GmbH (Germany)
Michael Witzany, Satisloh Italy S.r.l. (Italy)
Satisloh GmbH (Germany)
Frank Breme, Satisloh Photonics AG (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8884:
Optifab 2013
Julie L. Bentley; Matthias Pfaff, Editor(s)

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