Optics & Photonics
4Wave is the industry leader in thin film nanotechnology material science and products. Our core technology is Ion Beam technology and Biased target technology. 4Wave offers the most advanced and cost efficient technologies for Ion Beam Etching (IBE), Ion Beam deposition sputtering (IBS) and Biased Target Sputtering BTS. 4Wave is the industry leader in the development of thin film processes and applications.
4Wave is a global company with products in North America (US and Canada), Europe and Asia. 4Wave offers products and solutions to various markets including Semiconductor, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems), Data Storage and thin film optics.
Ion Beam Sputtering Cluster Tool
Laboratory Alloy and Nanolayer System (LANS)
Load Lock Etch System
Planetary Etch System (PSIBE)
Design & Prototyping
Optical Thin Film Coatings
Thin Film Processing
Biased Target Sputtering (BTS)
Direct Ion Beam Deposition
In-Situ Process Monitoring
Ion Assisted Evaporation
Ion Beam Etch
Ion Beam Sputtering
Advanced Microscopy Techniques (AMT) has devoted its design and manufacturing efforts toward the goal of providing excellence in digital camera imaging systems for the TEM.
These systems are sold directly to customers, through domestic and international representatives, and through TEM vendors. With an installed based of over 1100 camera systems, AMT has developed a substantial local and international infrastructure in optics, electronics, software, sales and support. Our use of the best available technologists working together provide excellent customer communication and knowledge. This team approach allows AMT to supply world-class products on a global scale at competitive prices. As a result, AMT enjoys an excellent reputation for reliability and support for both its products and its customers.
No single camera or camera configuration covers every restriction imposed by the TEM or by the user. Life and Material Sciences applications can require similar camera imaging configurations, but must be located in differing positions on the TEM . Therefore, AMT has created numerous options to fit user applications, TEM configurations, and price considerations.
AMT provides the highest performance optics with specially designed finite-conjugate lenses for all our products. We are proud to have pioneered the use of high resolution RESTM phosphors, which minimize electron scattering effects and provide superior sensitivity. AMT offers a complete line of digital imaging capabilities from 2.8 megapixel to 16 megapixel format. All systems provide sharp images with high dynamic range and low noise.
Conoptics was founded in 1981 by former product managers of the Coherent Modulator Division and is a global leading manufacturer of laser accessories. Our products are utilized at research laboratories, disc manufactures, universities, military and laser manufactures.
Typical applications include:
Intensity and Phase Modulation
Pulse Selection Systems for Mode Locked Lasers
Laser Amplitude Stabilization
Our product line covers the optical bandwidth from 192nm out to 2000nm and modulation bandwidth out to 800MHz.
COOKE VACUUM designs and manufactures a wide range of standard and custom high and ultrahigh vacuum systems intended for research and production. With five decades of experience, and thousands of units in the field, COOKE VACUUM has come to symbolize economy and versatility,
Cooke Vacuum Products was established in the late 1950’s during an exciting period of experimentation in vacuum technology, especially thin film coating and materials research. From the beginning, Cooke had to pioneer new applications and new tools for the emerging semiconductor and optical industries, and for the related research laboratories.
Over the next decades, Cooke continued to support R&D by developing pumping systems, resistance evaporation, electron-beam, sputtering, and plasma sources, often in close collaboration with customers. Vacuum environmental chambers were developed for the space industry, encapsulation and bake systems for early flat panel displays. New, and highly specialized equipment was made for the quartz crystal industry, as well as for production of printing foil, then holographic foil. We were there to make the first OLED systems, and the first glove-box processors.
Because of the emphasis on custom solutions, the company has remained relatively small, and is well-known for its ability to “engineer on demand” more than for volume production.
Thin Film Deposition: Thermal Resistance; Electron Beam; Sputter; PLD; OLED and Glove Box Systems.
Etch/Ash/Surface Treatment: Plasma Etch; Reactive Ion Etch; Surface Activation and Modification.
Test and Specials: Environmental Test; Space Simulators; Vacuum Ovens: Laser Die Attach.
Darly Custom Technology is a worldwide manufacturer of vacuum coating systems for the converting, electronics, optical, mobile phone, automotive, and nano industries.
Our high-performance vacuum web coaters, batch metallizers and optical thin-film coaters provide different types of coatings for a variety of materials including plastic films, paper, glass, ceramics, metals and plastics. Some of the company’s product applications include automotive, mobile phone, optics, converting, nano technology, medical, electronics, and textiles.
Darly Custom Technology evolved after a series of business events that would affect the vacuum technology industry in the U.S. and throughout the worldwide.
A leading global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum coaters and products the company is headquartered in Windsor Connecticut.
Darly’s Family of Coating Systems and Products.
Darly designs, develops and manufactures many types of vacuum coating systems, sub-systems and spare parts for a wide variety of coating applications. All Darly coaters are designed to maximize uptime, cut production costs, and increase production rates by running up to 24 hours a day with easy access, operating and maintenance.
Our coating systems include vacuum web coaters, thin-film coaters, multi-layer thin film coaters, batch metallizers, Swift-Kote rapid cycle and cluster device that is designed to mount and metallize a small number of 3D plastic substrates in 20 seconds or less.
Most thin-film deposition applications can be met by Darly’s standard range of systems and accessories. However, Darly engineers can develop a special unit to match, if your process commands a unique custom design.
Denton Vacuum transforms barriers into thin-film technology breakthroughs for customers across the globe in providing vacuum deposition systems. With operations in the United States and China, Denton engineers, designs and develops systems that precision-coat aerospace components, advanced optics, medical implants, solar cells, semiconductor devices and much more. Denton’s technology portfolio includes thermal evaporation, ion beam etching, ion-beam-assisted evaporation, plasma-enhanced-chemical-vapor deposition (PECVD), and ion-beam-assisted deposition (IBAD) and e-beam evaporation and magnetron sputtering system (including reactive sputtering). Denton also provides value-added services and lifetime support that set new industry standards. Fifty years of tireless innovation have produced robust offerings ranging from high-volume production platforms to unique custom-engineered systems.
Ion Beam Assisted Deposition
Ion Beam Deposition
Ion Beam Etchning
Reactive Beam Etch
FIBERCONTROL designs and manufactures high quality, innovative polarization related products for a host of applications within the fiber optic industry. Our customers include researchers, developers, and manufacturers working in the area of fiber optics for telecommunication equipment providers, optical/electro-optic component suppliers, and research institutes within universities.
Our products include fiber based polarization stabilizers, polarization controllers and polarization-state scramblers. All products are patented or licensed. Close collaborations with major telecommunication equipment providers as well as test/measurement providers around the world, enable our products to find immediate application and more fully meet the needs of the end user. In fact, many of our customers interact directly with us to define, specify, and finally trial our products to meet their individual needs.
FiberControl world headquarters are located in Holmdel, NJ, though the company maintains sales and distributor offices around the world. FiberControl was founded in 1995 with its main office located in Monmouth County, New Jersey the heart of the East Coast’s fiber optic industry enabling FiberControl to form strategic alliances with its neighbors.
Gooch & Housego is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.
Gooch & Housego researches, design, engineers and manufactures photonic assemblies, systems and components based upon the following key enabling technologies:
Acousto-Optics: Q-switches, tunable filters (AOTF), modulators (multi or single channel), deflectors, pulse pickers and cavity dumpers, frequency shifters, mode lockers.
Electro-Optics: from G&H grown crystals: Pockels cells BBO LightGate, CdTe IRX , KD*P, TX series large aperture and lithium niobate Q-switches.
Fiber Optics: Active and passive fiber optic components, fiber optic assemblies, fiber coupled AOM, DFB and DBR Lasers, DFB laser drivers, single mode pump lasers, multi mode pump lasers, high speed, detectors. Manufacturing for rugged environments including high reliability and space.
Precision Optics: Thin film coating, birefringent, non-linear, planar and aspheric optics, assemblies, crystalline optics, infra-red Optics, glass engineering, research grade mirror substrates, ring laser gyroscope optics, sapphire polishing, silicon carbide polishing, solid etalons, superpolishing, waveplates, X-ray and synchrotron. Manufacturing opto-mechanical assemblies.
RF Electronics: Q-switch drivers, modulator drivers, AOTF drivers, fiber-coupled AOM drivers, AO device drivers.
Instrumentation: Spectroradiometers, spectral Imaging and synthesis, spectral radiance and luminance standards, spectral irradiance and illuminance standards, reflectance standards, integrating spheres, radiometer / photometers, detector standards, precision constant current sources, imaging photometers, colorimeters / photometers.
We previously offered a range of microscopes from a German inventor. We are now no longer offering these microscopes as the inventor, who is now 80 years old, has told us he can no longer supply them to us.
He specifically requested us to remove his name and existing products from our website, which we have done to respect his privacy. We wish to thank him for all he has done in the past including his development work on the series of microscopes we have been offering in the past.
Effective August 2014, Grayfield Optical is now working with the inventor’s engineering team, who have been working with the same microscope technology for decades, are considerably younger and fully up-to-date with the latest microscope technologies including the latest digital measurment systems. Our nano-positioning system was developed by this team, for example.
We are now preparing to release an entirely new series of microscopes, under the SeeNano name, which enables us to provide you with microscopes that have all the capabilities of the previous series, while adding fluorescence capabilities and realistic pricing. Development work is progressing well and we have started to get into the costing phase so that we are able to price these new microscopes.
Depth of Field / Focus
Richardson Test Slide
German Test Slide
PTB (SeeNano Lab)
SeeNano Pro & SeeNanoLab
SeeNano in Comparison
Nano Positioning System
Light is what nestles deeply into the molecules that make up matter, and makes it possible for matter to be what it is. Although its roots extend deeply into the origins of the world we live in, there’s still much that we don’t know about light. The knowledge that we gain in our quest for understanding will undoubtedly reveal, little by little, the “landscape” of our world in the most quintessential meaning of the word. In our pursuit of light, we at Hamamatsu Photonics are building a foothold for exploring what is still unknown to mankind, and for creating new industries for the future.
In our Industrial Development Laboratory, built in 2008, we carry out research in such areas as power generation and material modification using light energy.
Hamamatsu’s joint research successfully forms a multi-layered polycrystalline ceramic surface through laser shock compression technology.
Hamamatsu, Japan July 17, 2015 The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, an academic institution affiliated with Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., has announced the discovery of a new technique to reform the surface of ceramic materials with laser-shock compression technology, a result which may contribute to the development of new materials. By irradiating the surface of zirconia (yttria-stabilized zirconia) with a high-intensity short-pulse laser, a multi-layered polycrystalline structure was formed on the material with a penetration depth of 130 microns.