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/
L-3 Applied Optics Center provides advanced optical solutions and assemblies for commercial, industrial, and defense markets worldwide. Products include thin film coatings, optical assemblies, laser-protection filters, precision-optical assemblies, optical components, large-format optical thin film coatings, index-matched conductive coatings, and rapid component and subassembly prototyping for imaging, machine vision, display, industrial, defense, and aerospace applications.