II-VI Infrared Introduces IBS Coated Optics for High Power Laser Applications

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The II-VI Infrared Division of II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a world leader in laser optics, today introduced a new product line of ion beam sputtering (IBS) coated optics.

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The II-VI IBS coated optics offer unmatched performance in low laser absorption, high laser damage threshold, durability and adhesion to meet the demanding requirements on optical coatings for increased power levels in the growing fiber laser market.

“Our new line of IBS coated optics enable our customers’ one micron lasers, including fiber lasers and diode lasers, to be utilized to their full potential,” said John Ryan, Vice President Sales, Laser Solutions Segment, II-VI Incorporated. “With several decades of experience in laser optics, we provide our customers the optics required to expand into new industrial laser markets.”

The II-VI portfolio of IBS optical coatings, including antireflective, highly reflective, broadband, and dichroic coatings, can be applied to substrates from II-VI or those provided by customers. A variety of substrate materials, with sizes exceeding 125 mm in diameter, can be coated including fused silica, multi-spectral zinc sulfide and silicon. Customized coatings as well as a suite of in-house metrology and analytical capabilities complete the IBS coated optics portfolio.

The new IBS coated optics product line complements II-VI’s existing portfolio of products for fiber lasers, which include variable radius mirrors, fused silica aspheres, debris windows, laser processing heads, and laser light cables.

II-VI Infrared will showcase the new IBS coated optics product line at SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 16-18, 2016, in San Francisco, CA, in Hall C, Booth # 2223.

About II-VI Infrared/A Division of II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Infrared is the world leader in CO2 laser optics, delivering an unbeatable combination of innovation, quality, and expertise. II-VI Infrared also delivers the largest vertically integrated CO2 laser optics manufacturing process - from raw materials to finished coated products - in the world. An optics foundry to CO2 laser original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) over the world, consistently building optics to specifications with high performance and quality, II-VI Infrared’s products range from replacement CO2 laser optics and nozzles to lenses, partial reflectors, windows, beam splitters, mirrors, beam expanders, reflective phase retarders, scanning-laser system optics, diamond-turned custom optics, IR optical materials (ZnSe, ZnS, CVD Diamond), and more. Our products and reputation make us the number-one supplier to OEMs of CO2 laser systems worldwide.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers.

CONTACT: Jarod Craig Jarod.Craig@II-VI.com II-VI Infrared 375 Saxonburg Blvd Saxonburg, PA 16056 United States Tel. (+1) 724-352-4455 Fax. (+1) 724-352-4980 www.iiviinfrared.com

Source:II-VI Incorporated