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Perkins Precision Developments

Precision Optics & Coatings for High Energy Laser Applications

Perkins Precision Developments
4110 North Valley Drive
Longmont, CO 80504
United States

Tel.:+1 970 785 2706
Fax:+1 970 535 6368
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Website:www.perkinsprecision.com
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Company Description

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) is a Colorado-based company with extensive experience in optics manufacturing. Our technical staff possesses well over 100 cumulative years in the photonics industry. PPD resides in a 7,000 square foot facility with a class 10,000 clean room. We have a full range of shaping, grinding, polishing and coating equipment that allows us to produce a diverse mix of precision laser optics, thin film coatings and optical assemblies for prototype, research and OEM applications. Typical components that we offer include wedge windows, curved and plano laser mirrors, spherical lenses, right angle prisms, plate polarizers, penta prisms, color glass filters and beam splitter cubes.

All PPD optics and coatings are custom-built, produced in house and backed by customer service that you can rely on. Our low overhead structure and production flexibility are intentionally designed to maximize both quality and value to you, our customers. Industries and applications that we support include semi-conductor test and inspection equipment, high energy laser systems, material processing, medical instrumentation, telecommunications, aerospace, security and defense.

Ion-beam-sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings from 300 nm to 3000 nm are available on PPD-provided or customer-supplied substrates. IBS coatings offer environmental stability, high damage thresholds and low absorption, making them suitable for use with high-power pulsed and CW laser systems.

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News: During the last year, PPD has worked on tweaking our coating and cleaning methods to increase the laser damage threshold of all our components; repeat data confirms consistent levels for HR coatings, AR coatings and PBS cube assemblies at or above 40J/cm2 at 1064nm! More Information

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anti-reflection coatings Eanti-reflection coatings from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures custom IBS coatings, including anti-reflection coatings. PPD utilizes Ion Beam Sputtering coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power Nd:YAG and fiber lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and/or scatter. IBS thin films have densely packed micro-structures resulting in stable, easy to clean optics that are insensitive to environmental changes such as heat, humidity and pressure. Our coatings may exhibit damage thresholds of 20 J/cm2 or sometimes even 60 J/cm2 at 1064 nm.

beam splitters Ebeam splitters from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures polarizing and non-polarizing beam splitters, beam splitter cubes, dichroic laser mirrors, prism polarizers, partial reflectors and output couplers for both R & D and OEM applications. Because we utilize Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) coating technology, our beam splitters and beam splitter assemblies are environmentally stable, thus there is no spectral shift caused by either time, moisture or temperature.

As with all of our precision laser optics and optical assemblies, PPD's laser-line and broadband beam splitters and output couplers exhibit both low absorption and high damage thresholds (20 J/cm2!), making them ideal for use with high energy Nd:YAG and fibers lasers as well as other high-power pulsed and CW laser systems.

Custom dielectric beam splitter coatings and low-loss anti-reflection (AR) coatings can also be deposited on customer supplied substrates, including flats, curves and prisms.

Brewster windows EBrewster windows from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures Brewster windows in a variety of shapes and sizes from 2 mm to > 8” in diameter and with parallelism errors as low as 1 arcsecond. PPD manufactures precision plano substrates in a wide range of materials including fused silica, fused quartz, infrasil, N-BK7, YAG, silicon, SF11 and other high index glasses.

custom optics Ecustom optics from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) offers various kinds of custom optics – in particular, wedge windows, curved and plano laser mirrors, spherical lenses, right angle prisms, plate polarizers, penta prisms, filter glass and Brewster windows. PPD utilizes Ion Beam Sputtering coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power Nd:YAG and fiber lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and/or scatter.

All custom optics are manufactured and coated in-house. Our technical staff possesses well over 100 cumulative years in the photonics industry.

dichroic mirrors Edichroic mirrors from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures high energy laser mirrors, including dichroic and trichroic versions, for both prototype and volume OEM requirements. We apply custom Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings for visible to near-infrared wavelengths on customer supplied substrates. PPD utilizes IBS coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and scatter.

dielectric coatings Edielectric coatings from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures custom IBS coatings for laser mirrors, beam splitters, polarizers and other precision optical components for wavelengths from 300 nm to 3 μm. PPD utilizes Ion Beam Sputtering coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power Nd:YAG and fiber lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and/or scatter. IBS thin films have densely packed micro-structures resulting in stable, easy to clean optics that are insensitive to environmental changes such as heat, humidity and pressure. Our coatings may exhibit damage thresholds of 20 J/cm2 or sometimes even 60 J/cm2 at 1064 nm.

Common coating types include high power high reflectors (HR), multi wavelength reflectors, low-loss anti-reflection (AR), dual-band anti-reflection (DBAR), dichroic and trichroic beam splitters, output couplers, low phase shift mirrors, dispersion controlled mirrors, edge filters, band-pass filters, polarizers and non-polarizing beam splitters.

dielectric mirrors Edielectric mirrors from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures high energy laser mirrors and precision optics for both prototype and volume OEM requirements. We also offer custom Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings for visible to near-infrared wavelengths on customer supplied substrates. PPD utilizes IBS coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and scatter.

Typical mirror coatings include dielectric low-loss high reflectors (HR), multi-wavelength high reflectors, dichroic mirrors, trichroic mirrors, beam splitter mirrors, low phase shift mirrors and dispersion controlled mirrors.

laser mirrors Elaser mirrors from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures high energy laser mirrors and precision optics for both prototype and volume OEM requirements. We also offer custom Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings for visible to near-infrared wavelengths on customer supplied substrates. PPD utilizes IBS coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and scatter.

Typical mirror coatings include dielectric low-loss high reflectors (HR), multi-wavelength high reflectors, dichroic mirrors, trichroic mirrors, beam splitter mirrors, low phase shift mirrors, non-polarizing and dispersion controlled mirrors.

Our low overhead structure and production flexibility are designed to maximize both quality and value to our customers.

laser optics Elaser optics from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures high energy laser mirrors and precision optics for both prototype and volume OEM requirements. We also offer custom Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings for visible to near-infrared wavelengths on customer supplied substrates. PPD utilizes IBS coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and scatter.

Typical mirror coatings include dielectric low-loss high reflectors (HR), multi-wavelength high reflectors, dichroic mirrors, trichroic mirrors, beam splitter mirrors, low phase shift mirrors and dispersion controlled mirrors.

lenses Elenses from Perkins Precision Developments

PPD manufactures custom, high precision optical components including spherical lenses, lens assemblies and spherical mirror substrates for imaging, machine vision and high energy laser applications from the ultraviolet (UV) through the mid-infrared (MIR). Also, we offer cylindrical lenses. Coated and uncoated optics are available from 2 mm to > 8” in diameter and in a wide range of materials including fused silica, infrasil, N-BK7, YAG, SF11 and other high index glasses. If your radius of curvature is not yet determined, contact us for information on existing fabrication tooling and test plates, or send us your design specifications for a fully custom lens or mirror quotation.

Low-loss ion-beam-sputtered anti-reflection (AR) coatings with reflectivity less than 0.1% per surface and low-absorption high reflector mirror coatings are available on PPD lenses or can be applied to customer supplied substrates. PPD uses only IBS thin film deposition technology because it is a repeatable process which results in coatings that are durable, stable and easy to clean.

mirrors Emirrors from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures high energy laser mirrors and precision optics for both prototype and volume OEM requirements. We also offer custom Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings for visible to near-infrared wavelengths on customer supplied substrates. PPD utilizes IBS coating technology because it is ideal for complex spectral designs, high power lasers and applications where it is critical to minimize losses from absorption and scatter.

Typical mirror coatings include dielectric low-loss high reflectors (HR), multi-wavelength high reflectors, dichroic mirrors, trichroic mirrors, beam splitter mirrors, low phase shift mirrors, non-polarizing and dispersion controlled mirrors.

optical windows Eoptical windows from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures multi-layer dielectric thin film coated laser windows and precision optical wedges in addition to custom uncoated substrates. Because we utilize Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) coating technology, our AR coated parallel windows and wedge pairs are both durable and easy to clean. In addition, they exhibit low losses due to absorption and scatter, as well as high damage thresholds, making them ideal for both intra-cavity or extra-cavity laser applications.

Plane parallel windows, brewster windows and matched wedge pairs are available in a variety of shapes and sizes from 2 mm to > 8” in diameter and with parallelism errors as low as 1 arcsecond. PPD manufactures precision plano substrates in a wide range of materials including fused silica, fused quartz, infrasil, N-BK7, YAG, silicon, SF11 and other high index glasses.

Custom low-loss anti-reflection (AR) coatings with reflectivity less than 0.1% per surface can also be deposited on customer supplied substrates up to 4 inches in diameter. Click here to see recent LDT data for an AR coating at 1064 nm.

polarizers Epolarizers from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures Brewster’s angle polarizers as well as 45 degree plate polarizers for high performance with easy alignment. Because we utilize Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) coating technology, our dielectric thin film plate polarizers are environmentally stable, thus there is no spectral shift caused by either time, moisture or temperature. The predictability and repeatability of IBS thin film coatings allow us to guarantee high transmission at a specific angle of incidence, eliminating the need to angle tune the optical component in order to achieve optimal performance.

As with all of our custom laser optics and polarizers, PPD's IBS coated polarizing beam splitters exhibit low absorption, high extinction (Tp/Ts) and high damage thresholds, making them ideal for use with high energy Nd:YAG and fibers lasers as well as other high-power pulsed and CW laser systems throughout the visible and near-infrared.

prisms Eprisms from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures custom, high-precision prisms and prism assemblies of all shapes and sizes and in a variety of materials including fused silica, fused quartz, N-BK7, YAG, ZnSe, SF11 and other high index glasses. Prisms are available uncoated or coated with our low-loss, high energy IBS thin film coatings for applications in the UV, visible and near-infrared (NIR). Typical coatings include anti-reflection (AR), high-reflector (HR), dichroic, beam splitter, and polarizing designs.

Common types of thin film coated prisms that we produce for both laser and imaging applications include right angle turning prisms, Risley prisms, equilateral dispersion prisms and penta prisms. Precision optical assemblies such as polarizing beam splitter cubes and dichroic prism beam splitters are also an option.

Our technical sales team will work with you at the design and quotation phases to ensure the optimal balance of performance, manufacturability and cost.

thin-film polarizers Ethin-film polarizers from Perkins Precision Developments

Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) manufactures Brewster’s angle polarizers as well as 45 degree plate polarizers for high performance with easy alignment. Because we utilize Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) coating technology, our dielectric thin film plate polarizers are environmentally stable, thus there is no spectral shift caused by either time, moisture or temperature. The predictability and repeatability of IBS thin film coatings allow us to guarantee high transmission at a specific angle of incidence, eliminating the need to angle tune the optical component in order to achieve optimal performance.

As with all of our custom laser optics and polarizers, PPD's IBS coated polarizing beam splitters exhibit low absorption, high extinction (Tp/Ts) and high damage thresholds, making them ideal for use with high energy Nd:YAG and fibers lasers as well as other high-power pulsed and CW laser systems throughout the visible and near-infrared.

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