LIDT Dienstleistung

Dank des LIDT-Messsystems in direkter Nähe und dem Messangebot von RhySearch war es innerhalb kurzer Zeit möglich, ganz flexibel schnelle Resultate von unseren Qualifizierungschargen zu bekommen. Durch dieses schnelle Feedback war eine quasi instantane Prozessoptimierung möglich.

Bernd Eiermann, WZW OPTIC AG

IBS Coating

Ion Beam Sputtering

Ion Beam Sputtering (the IBS process) is known as the preferred technology for the production of high-quality optical coatings. The particles that collide with the substrate have a higher kinetic energy than other PVD coating technologies. This enables the deposition of particularly dense, stable and low-loss coatings on different substrates.

The properties of the coatings can be improved even further through the use of dual ion beam technology (DIBS). This technique can, for example, generate coatings with higher laser induced damage thresholds (LIDT).

 

The IBS system, a SPECTOR system from Veeco Instruments, is equipped with two ion beams (Dual Ion Beam Sputtering DIBS) for the most demanding optical coatings. For high-precision deposition of coatings and control of the coating thickness, the system is equipped with the latest optical monitoring system, which characterises and controls the layer growth on the substrate during the entire coating process. This facilitates the deposition of most complicated coating designs.

 

RhySearch invites partners who are interested in exploring the superior capabilities of our DIBS system to contact us. We will gladly carry out services on your behalf such as:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Research projects
  • Prototypes and pilot production runs

 

You will receive:

  • Support in the development of your production processes
  • Detailed reports

 

If you require more detailed information or have any questions, please contact Dr. Andreas Bächli.

 

Characteristics of the IBS System

• Targets for Ta2O5, HfO2, SiO2, more on request
• Substrate sizes up to 4 inches (approx. 10 cm), more on request
• VIS-NIR optical broadband monitoring
• High-speed substrate holder for deposition uniformities better than 0.1%