L-3 Applied Optics Center (Dallas, TX), part of L-3 Communications, Warrior Systems, recently coated thirteen large optical elements for a major national telescope. The largest of the elements was over 27 inches in diameter and weighed over 300 pounds. The anti-reflective and highly reflective thin film optical coatings deposited by AOC on the various elements were specifically designed by Applied Optics Center to enhance the overall performance of the telescope, and to ensure its long-term mission success.
L-3 Applied Optics Center provides advanced optical solutions and assemblies including thin film coatings, optical assemblies, laser-protection filters, precision-optical assemblies, optical components, large-format optical thin film coatings, index-matched conductive coatings, and rapid component and subassembly prototyping for imaging, machine vision, display, industrial, defense, and aerospace applications.
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