Anti-Reflective Coatings


An anti-reflective (AR) coating is a type of optical coating applied to the surface of an optical element to reduce surface reflection. In typical optical systems, this improves the efficiency since less light transmission is lost due to reflection. In complex systems the reduction in reflectance also improves the contrast of the image by elimination of stray light. The primary benefit of an AR coating is the elimination of the reflection itself, while promoting the transmission of light waves at intended wavelength ranges. With over 90 years of thin-film design experience on staff, chances are good we can design whatever coating you’ll need to satisfy even the most demanding applications. Here are some of our most popular thin-film designs. If you do not see a graph you’re interested in, please contact us at 866-216-6225 ext 108, to discuss your program in more detail.

Visible Conductive Broadband Anti-Reflective Coating

Visible-Conductive-BBAR-BK7

  • MIL-C-14806A Compliant (Environmental/Severe Abrasion/Thermal/Solubility)
  • 20 Ω/sq Sheet Resistance (4 point-probe measurement)
  • BK7 Substrate

UV Broadband Anti-Reflective Coating

UV-BBAR-Fused-Silica

  • MIL-C-14806A Compliant (Environmental/Severe Abrasion/Thermal/Solubility)
  • Fused Silica Substrate

850nm Narrowband Anti-Reflective Coating

850NM-NBAR-Fused-Silica

  • MIL-C-14806A Compliant (Environmental/Severe Abrasion/Thermal/Solubility/Adhesion)
  • Fused Silica Substrate

1064nm Narrowband Anti-Reflective Coating

NBAR-1064nm-Fused-Silica

  • MIL-C-14806A Compliant (Environmental/Severe Abrasion/Thermal/Solubility/Adhesion)
  • Fused Silica Substrate

1550nm Narrowband Anti-Reflective Coating

NBAR-1550nm-Fused-Silica

  • MIL-C-14806A Compliant (Environmental/Severe Abrasion/Thermal/Solubility/Adhesion)
  • Fused Silica Substrate

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