Established in 1967, Newport's Franklin facility has been supplying Corion® brand optical filters and coatings for over 40 years. During that time, the filters & coatings product line has grown from a start-up operation with three thin-film deposition systems focused solely upon soft-film deposition, to a full-scale design/production operation with over 25 thin-film deposition systems.
Optical Coating Technology
We employ several different coating technologies to manufacture our products. This provides us with the unique advantage of allowing us to determine the best-matched coating technology for the product design after thorough consideration of the operating environment, spectral requirements, physical characteristics, application requirements, and economic targets.
Our Stabilife® coating technology is the choice for the most demanding applications. Two different coating processes are used to manufacture Stabilife coatings: Reactive Ion Plating and Hybrid Plasma Deposition. Both of these processes produce highly dense, environmentally stable and durable thin films. For less demanding applications, we use PVD technologies including both e-beam and resistance evaporation.
We manufacture a wide variety of products based upon thin-film coating technology. Our product products span the spectrum from 200nm to 16 µm. Our major product families include:
|Gain Equalization Filters
||Neutral Density Filters
The majority of the filters and coatings that we supply are custom designed and manufactured. In addition to our OEM and custom products, we offer a wide variety of catalog products that are available from inventory in standard sizes within our product families.
Newports Franklin facility maintains a Quality Management System that is registered by BSI Management Systems as compliant with ISO 9001:2000.
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