Coating Equipment for Telescope Mirrors & Large Apertures
Are you looking for coating solutions for large optical surfaces with extremely high requirements for applications such as astronomical reflecting telescopes?
Our magnetron sputtering technology offers you the precision you need.
In professional telescope construction today, single mirrors with a diameter of more than eight meters are used. Before coating, these mirror optics are polished to an accuracy of 20 nanometers. The subsequent deposition of highly reflective aluminum, gold, or silver layers must not worsen this deviation from the ideal parabolic or hyperbolic shape of the mirror. This means that it must also be coated with an accuracy of a few nanometers.
We at VON ARDENNE have built up the technology and engineering expertise required here over decades. As a result, we provide large-area and special coating systems precisely for this purpose.
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