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Expertise and state-of-the-art equipment

Whether you need high laser damage threshold coatings, tightly-toleranced laser optics substrates, optical components, or laser assemblies, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to make and measure the laser optics required for your application. Contact our experienced laser optics engineers to inquire about tighter specifications than those shown in the tables below.


Laser Optics Components

  Build-to-print and fully-custom design

  Manufacturing from prototyping to volume production

  Complex coatings: high laser damage threshold, multi-band anti-reflective, highly-reflective, or partially-reflective

  Anti-reflective coatings for wavelengths from 248nm – 12µm and highly-reflective wavelengths from 248nm – 40µm

  State-of-the-art metrology utilized to consistently meet specifications

Optical Coating

Edmund Optics® engineers have the expertise to guide you through selecting the best coating technology for your application. Lead times are as fast as two weeks for standard coatings.

 Sample Coating Curves
These coating curves are not an exhaustive summary of capabilities, but they show some examples of the coatings designed by Edmund Optics®.

  • Broadband Highly-Reflective Coating
  • Highly-Reflective V-Coating
  • Triple-Band Highly-Reflective Coating
  • Low Group Delay Dispersion Mirror Coating (Reflectivity)
  • Low Group Delay Dispersion Mirror Coating (GDD)
  • Anti-Reflective V-Coating
  • 50% Reflectivity Output Coupler Coating

 Electron-Beam (E-Beam) Coatings
Low-stress, cost-effective coatings ideal for many laser optics

  Ion-Assisted Deposition (IAD) E-Beam Coatings
Versatile coating technology achieving higher density and more environmentally stable coatings

 Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) Coatings
Highly-repeatable, highly-stable technology ideal for high reflectivities, ultrafast optics, and filters with sharp transitions

  Magnetron Sputtering
Low chamber pressure reduces setup time and allows for more economical coating of high-volume optics

Optical Coating Capabilities
Specification Value
Dimensions 2 – 457.2mm
Clear Aperture Up to 100% (Dependent on Substrate Dimensions / Geometry / Tolerances)
Reflectivity 0.05 – 99.99% (ppm-level losses on request)
Anti-Reflective Wavelength Range 248nm – 12µm
Highly-Reflective Wavelength Range 248nm – 40µm
Laser Damage Threshold (LDT) for ns pulses >40 J/cm2 @ 1064nm, 20ns, 20Hz Pulses, Guaranteed
Laser Damage Threshold (LDT) for ultrafast fs pulses >0.3J/cm2 @ 800nm, 48fs, 100Hz Pulses, Guaranteed
>0.7 J/cm2 @ 800nm, 200fs, 100Hz
>0.4 J/cm2 @ 1030nm, 200fs, 100Hz
>0.9 J/cm2 @ 1030nm, 500fs, 100Hz
Group Delay Dispersion (GDD) Range -4000 – 5000 fs2
Durability MIL-PRF-13830B APP C, PARA C.3.8.4, PARA C.3.8.5, MIL-C-48497A
Coating Technology Electron beam coatings with or without ion assisted deposition (IAD), ion beam sputtering (IBS)
Shortpass Filter Cut-Off Wavelength 400 – 1600nm
Longpass Filter Cut-On Wavelength 240 – 7300nm
Bandpass Filter CWL, OD, and Bandwidth 193 – 10,600nm, >OD 7, 1nm - Broadband
Notch Filter CWL 355 – 1064nm
Reflective ND Filter OD OD 0.1 – OD 3
Filter Center Wavelength (CWL) Tolerance ±1nm
Filter Edge Tolerance <1% Deviation, <0.2% Special Cases
Beamsplitter (BS) Wavelength Range 240 – 20,000nm
BS Polarization Extinction Ratio (S:P) 10,000:1

Flat Optics

Mirrors, windows, filters, and polarizers in a wide variety of substrate materials

flat optics
Flat Optic Capabilities
Diameter 5 - 200mm
Dimensional Tolerance +0/-0.010mm
Thickness ±0.010mm
Clear Aperture >90%
Surface Flatness (P - V) λ/10 to λ/20
Bevel (face width @ 45 degrees) <0.25mm
Surface Quality 10-5
Parallelism <10 arcsec
Materials UV Grade Fused Silica (Corning HPFS® 7980), KrF Grade Fused Silica (Corning HPFS® 7980), IR Grade Fused Silica (Corning HPFS® 7979), Sapphire, N-BK7, N-SF5, N-SF11, CaF2, and More
Surface Roughness 10 - 15Å typical, <1Å for superpolished surfaces


Aspheric, spherical singlet, and achromatic lenses designed for specific laser wavelengths

flat optics
Lenses Capabilities
Diameter 5 - 200mm
Diameter Tolerance +0/-0.010mm - +0/-0.025mm
Asphere Figure Error (P - V) @ 633nm
Vertex Radius (Asphere) ±0.1%
Peak Slope Error 0.35μm/mm per 1mm window
Centering (Beam Deviation) 1 arcmin
Center Thickness Tolerance ±0.050mm
Surface Quality (Scratch Dig) 10-5
Aspheric Surface Metrology Profilometry (3D)
Surface Roughness (RMS) 2nm
Thickness ±0.010mm
Power (P - V) λ/2
Irregularity (P - V): λ/40

Laser Crystals

Crystal cutting, grinding, polishing, coating for high LDT and throughput, and refurbishing

laser crystals
Laser Crystal Capabilities
Dimensional Tolerance ±0.1mm
Form Factors Rod, rectangular, and zigzag
Clear Aperture 90% of Diameter
Surface Quality 10-5
Parallelism of Polished Surfaces <10 arcsec
Parallelism of Tilted Ends <3 arcmin
Perpendicularity <5 arcmin
Surface Figure λ/10 at 632.8nm Over the Clear Aperture
Protective Chamfer Not to Encroach on the Clear Aperture
Materials Can be Coated: Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, Cr:YAG, CTH:YAG, Nd:YLF, Tm:YLF, Ba:YLF, Cr:LiSAF, KTP, RTP, RTA, Alexandrite, Yb:KGW, ZGP, Cr:ZnSe, Fe:ZnSe, Nd:YV04, TGG, Co:Spinel, Er:YSGG, Cr:YSGG, Ti:Sapphire, LBO, BBO, LiNbO3, PPLN, and MgO:PPLN
Can be Cut and Polished: Nd:YAG, Er:YAG, CTH:YAG, Nd:YLF, Tm:YLF, Ba:YLF, Cr:LiSAF, KTP, RTP, RTA, Alexandrite, ZGP, Cr:ZnSe, Fe:ZnSe, Nd:YV04, TGG, Ti:Sapphire, LiNbO3, PPLN, and MgO:PPLN


Wide variety of prism shapes and substrates with optical contacting available for high-power beam steering applications

Prism Capabilities
Dimensions 2 – 75mm
Dimensional Tolerance +0/-0.01mm
V-Height >±0.03mm
Irregularity λ/20
Prism Physical Angle Tolerance ±0.5 arcsec
Max Bevel (Face Width @ 45°) ±0.05mm
Surface Quality (Scratch Dig) 10-5
Bonded Prism Assembly Beam Deviation 0.5 arcmin

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  4 week lead time for modifying wavelength or threading on standard beam expanders

  Design and manufacturing capabilities for custom beam expanders, focusing objectives, and other laser optics subassemblies

  Active alignment and centration for advanced assemblies

  High-power assemblies designed without internally-focusing ghost images

  Full assembly development from modeling physical optics propagation, to designing lens elements, to coating, to assembly, to testing

Beam Expander Capabilities
Expansion Power >1X - 20X
Design Wavelengths Common Laser Lines Including Nd:YAG, Yb:YAG, Ti:sapphire, and Tm/Ho-Doped Fiber Lasers, Broadband
Mounts C-Mount, M22, M30, Custom
Focusing Mechanisms Available Sliding Optics, Rotating Optics, Fixed
Testing/Design Specifications Transmitted Wavefront Error, Power in the Bucket / Energy on Target, Focused Spot Size
Assembly Size >20mm - 1m
Ruggedization Available Athermalization, Shock and Vibration, Sealing from Contaminants

Assembly Expertise

  Transfer from concept to volume manufacturing

  Expedited prototyping

  Cleanroom assembly

  Active alignment and centration

  Testing and certification


Assembly Metrology

  In-house testing to measure assembly performance

  Transmitted wavefront error, laser beam profiling, and beam caustics

  Development of application-specific tests


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Ultrafast Laser Optics

Edmund Optics® designs and deposits highly-reflective and anti-reflective coatings for ultrafast lasers as well as ultrafast-enhanced silver coatings.

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Ultrafast Laser Optics

Volume Manufacturing

 Full custom design of coatings and components

 Highly-flexible volume order servicing

 Competitive volume pricing

 Dedicated engineering support personalized for your needs


Key Technologies


Ion Beam Sputtering

  Reflectivities >99.99% (ppm-level losses on request)

  Coatings that are more environmentally stable in varying temperature and humidity conditions

  Coatings covering wavelengths between 355-1600nm

  Group delay dispersion (GDD) control for ultrafast coatings



  Minimize scatter losses with ultra-low surface roughness

  RMS surface roughness <1Å

  Standard sizes and shapes from 12.7 to 50.8mm

  Custom sizes and shapes upon request

  Supported by a suite of in-house metrology

  Parts-per-million level scattering


UV Fatigue and Laser-Induced Contamination

  In-house laser lab performing long-run applied UV laser exposure experiments

  Laser-induced contamination is a key concern for UV laser systems

  Contamination resulting from the environment or outgassing can significantly reduce performance or lead to system failure

  Intimate knowledge of cleaning and assembly techniques to mitigate these effects


Advanced Laser Assemblies

  Supported in-house testing for transmitted wavefront error, power in the bucket, energy on target, and focused spot size

  Actively compensate for the decenter and tilt of optical components during assembly

  Critical for precision objectives, beam expanders, and other assemblies

  4 ISO Class 6 clean rooms for assembly and a Class 7 cleanroom for incoming inspection


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