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Monitoring of Tomorrow: LZH at the Optatec 2018

09.05.2018

What tomorrow’s monitoring of coating processes might look like will be presented by the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) at the Optatec 2018 in Frankfurt/Main from May 15th to 17th, 2018, in hall 3 at booth A 58. This year’s three focuses of the LZH are: in-situ particle detection, spectrally high-resolution online monitoring and flexible measurement technology.

Especially for longer coating processes it is important to check the optics for defect growth and inclusions during the process.


Inspection of an optical component.

Photo: LZH


Characterization of destroyed optics.

Photo: LZH

The LZH develops systems for in-situ particle detection, which can be used to control complex coatings.

These make it possible to identify sources of contamination in the process and to minimize or even eliminate them.

Spectrally high-resolution online monitoring and flexible measurement technology

Complex multi-layer systems with the highest spectral requirements call for a high-resolution layer thickness monitoring in order to be able to meet the specifications.

The LZH is working on online monitoring systems that also meet future resolution requirements. Likewise, the LZH is researching a flexible measurement technology for quality control even for small optics and fibers.

At the trade fair, the LZH will continue to offer its expertise and advice in the area of coating and process development.

These include optics for space applications, astronomy, laser applications and lighting technology.

Lena Bennefeld | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

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