Precision Optics Capabilities & Solutions

Newport offers advanced optics component technologies to OEM customers in markets ranging from semiconductor equipment and biomedical instruments to industrial, aerospace and defense applications. We continuously develop advanced optics technical capabilities and processes for fabrication, coating, and testing high precision optical components:

High precision surfaces polished to tight irregularity, surface roughness, and cosmetic specifications are verified using state-of-the-art metrology equipment. Thin film coatings over a broad spectral range, Deep Ultraviolet to Visible to Infrared, employing multiple deposition methods for broadband, narrowband, and multi-band anti-reflective, reflective, filter, and polarization are verified with sophisticated coating metrology tools.

Surface Fabrication

Utilizing advanced CNC and deterministic manufacturing equipment and process enables us to meet the ever-increasing demands for precision optics in the semiconductor capital equipment, bioinstrumentation, industrial, aerospace, defense, and security markets. Continued investment in capabilities and capacity has nurtured our long-term, ever-expanding relationships with our OEM customers. Our experienced team of manufacturing engineers and master opticians has developed methods for minimizing mid-spatial frequency (MSF) errors, fabricating free-form and conformal surfaces, producing low surface roughness and low sub-surface damage optics, and fabrication of components with complex, tight-tolerance mechanical geometries.

  • CNC/Deterministic Process
  • Aspheres
  • Diamond-turning
  • Free-form/Conformal
  • Spheres/Hemispheres/Plano
  • Complex Shapes & Geometry

Optical Contacting / Bonding Assembly

Advanced system requirements often prohibit the use of adhesives for bonding optical components. We have developed expertise in non-adhesive bonding and optical contacting. Beamsplitters, waveplates, doublet lenses, and prism assemblies can be optically contacted to demanding tolerances.

Surface Metrology & Testing

Our ability to measure what we make is vital to meeting the requirements for advance optical components for our OEM customers. Interferometry of many types deployed on the optics shop floor ae key tools in verifying optical surfaces.

  • QED ASI - Aspheric Stitching Interferometer
  • Fizeau Interferometers
  • White-light Interferometer
  • Bright/Dark Field Microscope
  • Zeiss Eclipse CMM

Thin Film Coatings & Metrology

Our talented and experienced thin film designers and process engineers, working closely with coating technicians, select from multiple deposition techniques to optimize coating performance parameters. Coating technologies available include thermal evaporation, electron-beam, ion-assisted deposition, and advanced plasma deposition. Over the last decade, we have developed a market-leading strength in deep ultraviolet (DUV) thin film coatings. Beginning with surface fabrication to minimize surface roughness and sub-surface damage, continuing with surface cleaning and preparation, followed by deposition of high-performance thin film designs, and completed with comprehensive performance testing, our coating capabilities are unmatched by any of our peers.

  • Anti-reflective, Reflective, Filter, and Polarization
  • DUV Specialists
  • Broadband DUV Coatings
  • Photo-Contamination Control
  • High-Damage-Threshold, Long-Lifetime Coatings
  • DUV-UV-VIS-NIR-IR Spectrophotometers
  • Broadband, Goniometric Spectrophotomer
  • DUV-UV-VIS-NIR-IR Ellipsometry

Newport Precision Optics - Custom Fabrication Capabilities Matrix

Custom Optics Fabrication Capabilities Matrix (30 kB, PDF)

Newport Precision Optics - Custom Fabrication Capabilities Matrix