Optics Balzers AG (Optics Balzers) has introduced new advanced patterned coating solutions. Low defect AR coatings, infrared blocking filters and index matched ITO coatings combined with chrome apertures, solderable frames or B-stage epoxy frames for MEMS, CCD sensors allow the highest resolution of advanced imaging sensors for scientific and industrial applications. Depending on specific requirements, wet etching, reactive ion etching or microlithography technology are applied.

Patterned CMY Wheels, Flags, Animation Wheels and Gobos manufactured by microlithography, laser ablation or wet etching ensure the best effects and purest color mixing in moving heads for entertainment and studio lighting.

High resolution patterned dichroic color filters enable miniaturization of sensors and detectors including reduction of the components required for optical systems.

Low defect glass substrates with customized metal or dielectric coating in combination with photo-lithographic patterning achieving micron-size resolution for fluorescence and label-less detection platforms and other biological and life science applications. Planar waveguides (PWG) with sub-micron gratings manufactured with dry etching technologies for the highest sensitivity molecular fluorescence tests in Pharmaceutical development.

As a global supplier we are in a unique position as an OEM development and production partner in many markets such as Sensor & Imaging, Automotive, Biophotonics, Advanced Lighting and several other industrial applications. By offering a state of the art portfolio of advanced optical products and a world class engineering and product development organization to support our customers, says Guglielmo Cappellari, head of product management for Optics Balzers.