As one of the world leaders in thin film technology, Bühler Leybold Optics, is developing and manufacturing vacuum deposition equipment for a broad range of applications. As part of Bühler Group, Bühler Leybold Optics is a globally active high-tech company, present in more than 140 countries with main production facilities in Alzenau (Germany), Beijing (China), and Cary (USA), and world-wide over 300 employees. Bühler Leybold Optics offers thin film vacuum deposition systems for the precision optics industry among others. A top priority of the company is innovation leadership in key areas such as sputtering, PECVD, plasma assisted evaporation, machine automation and software, as well as world-class customer service.
The SYRUSpro vacuum coater series sets the industry benchmark in production and R&D. This classic evaporation system produces excellent coatings at extremely competitive deposition rates and is also available in special configurations for infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) wavelength regimes.
The HELIOS series sputtering tool is a flexible platform for fast, precise and fully-automated thin-film coatings. It specializes in high-quality optical coatings featuring very low absorption and scattering.
Astronomical substrates of up to 8.5 m in diameter can be precisely sputtered within DEIMOS coaters, achieving highest reflectivity and durability values. The ease of substrate exchange is another noteworthy advantage. For easy substrate exchange, the lower chamber-half is mounted on a rail system so that it can be easily moved to a clear space to allow access for the substrate handling crane.