The making of optics and thin film coatings go hand in hand, like coffee and cream.

Explore Thin Film Cloud

Our revolutionary, free,  cloud based thin film design software, Thin Film Cloud, allows even novice users to design complex thin film optical coatings.  The cloud based system uses Big Data technology to store thousands of designs and optimize their performance for your requirements.  It is truly a great example of a human / machine learning system.  If you are interested at all in thin film coatings you are going to be fascinated by this tool (we are!).  

Our Coating Capability

From the UV through the visible to the IR we have a very broad range of thin film coating capability.  LightMachinery uses five chambers each with their own unique capability.  From our thermal evaporation system, to our trusty e-beam, to our newest magnetron sputtering system we have a lot of experience and technology that we can apply to meet your unique requirements.  And while we are very proud of our in-house coating capability we also recognize that optical coating is an extremely specialized field.  We have carefully developed relationships with the leading providers of thin film coating services to ensure our customers benefit from the best possible manufacturing technologies at all stages of the production of their components.

Want to try designing your own optical coatings?  Try our unbelievable and Free online thin film design software Thin Film Cloud.  It's fascinating and fun.  

If you have questions or applications involving thin film coatings do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the various parameters and trade-offs.   Free advice is our specialty.


A small sample of coatings from LightMachinery

Check out our Catalog and our Calculators!
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Optics Catalog

Most of the optics we make are custom made but we still have an interesting catalog.  Check it out! 


Optical Design Center

Design etalons, lenses, resonators, VIPA's and explore optical material properties.