• AOC successfully coats 13 large optical elements for national telescope project.
January 8, 2014 - Dallas, TX - L-3 Applied Optics Center (www.l-3com.com/aoc), part of L-3 Communications (NSE: LLL) Warrior Systems, announces the completion of coating thirteen large optical elements for a major national telescope. The largest of the elements was over 27 inches in diameter and weighed over 300 pounds. The anti-reflective and highly reflective thin film optical coatings deposited by AOC on the various elements were specifically designed by Applied Optics Center to enhance the overall performance of the innovative telescope, and to ensure its long-term mission success.
According to L-3 Communications AOC Business Development Manager, Jim Hooker, "We are proud and pleased to announce the delivery of large optics for this critical national program. We are raising the bar in the successful design and development of thin film optical coatings on large, high-value optical elements. Our unique large-element coating capability allows us provide large optics manufactured to high-performance specifications for a wide variety of applications, worldwide."
For more information about L-3 Applied Optics Center large optical coating capabilities please visit: www.l-3com.com/aoc. The company will also be exhibiting at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West Exhibition at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 4 - 6, 2014. Please stop by L-3 AOC's booth # 2401 to learn more.