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 40 countries with main production facilities in Alzenau (Germany), Beijng (China) and Cary (USA), and world-wide over 300 employees. Bühler Leybold Optics offers thin film vacuum deposition system 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 industry benchmark in production and R&D. Classical evaporation system producing excellent coatings. Also available in configurations for infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) wavelength regimes.
Our latest-generation of magnetron-sputtering for the production of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mirrors under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions – for mass production and product development.
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 mirrors of up to 4.5 m in diameter can be precisely sputtered, achieving highest reflectivity and durability values. Easy exchange of substrates.
Ultra compact and versatile single-reactive magnetron sputtering system allows the manufacturing of multiple-layer stacks consisting of SiO2 and Si3N4 for small volume production.
Our ion beam figuring system for the production of surfaces with an extreme high precision of a few nanometers and a local resolution in the submillimeter range. It is a dry error correcting and polishing process under vacuum where accelerated argon atoms ablate minuscule particles from the surface of the workpiece. Nearly all geometries and materials can be processed.
Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) technology for diamond-like carbon coatings. Mainly used for night vision- and thermalimaging systems.
Our ion beam sputtering system for the production of high-precision optical coatings. The technology is well known for extremely low-loss optical coatings. The machine is a batch type system, optional with an automatic load lock system and equipped with an extremely powerful 3-grid RF ion beam source able to produce large substrates with corresponding quality and speed