Gooch & Housego (G&H), a supplier of high quality super-polished optical components, announced the successful installation of Veeco’s SPECTOR® Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) Optical Coating System.
The installation of the SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System at G&H’s Moorpark, California facility supports G&H’s growing portfolio of optics for visible, ultraviolet, and infrared systems used in industrial, life science, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense applications.
“G&H is at the forefront of engineering a broad range of photonics technologies, leveraging optical coatings to advance crystal growth, electro-optics and fiber optics in next-generation applications,” said Adam Morrow, product line manager at G&H. “As we navigate the increasingly complex specifications required for these processes, we’ve turned to Veeco as a partner that can uphold our long-standing pedigree of high-quality optics.”
Veeco says that new system complementing G&H’s optics with super-polished surfaces and offers IBS coatings that achieve very low levels of total loss while maintaining surface roughness quality, and density, as well as outstanding environmental stability. Also, according to Veeco, the SPECTOR IBS platform provides excellent layer thickness control, improved process stability, and the produced optics deliver the lowest published optical losses in the industry.
Veeco engineered the SPECTOR IBS system to improve key production parameters, including target material utilization, optical endpoint control, and process time for optical coating applications.
More than 200 advanced manufacturing settings around the world reportedly have installed Veeco’s SPECTOR IBS platform.
“Veeco’s IBS systems allow our customers to achieve the highest precision and thin film process flexibility necessary for successful advanced photonics and next-generation high-growth applications,” said Adrian Devasahayam, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Veeco’s Advanced Deposition and Etch (AD&E) business.