Optical Coatings and Materials


Abrisa - Epoxy Polyester vs Frit Ink
Epoxy/Polyester vs. Frit Ink For Screen Printed Glass Substrates
Frit is a durable ink made of glass and ceramic particles that adheres well to tempered glass. Epoxy is a more affordable option that can be cured at lower temperatures and is good for thinner glass.  Continue Reading..
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ClearView Theater Projection Port Glass Windows
ClearView from Abrisa Technologies is a high-end projection port window glass designed to increase transmissivity and ensure a high quality, bright and sharp image. This application note discusses ClearView glass features, and the benefits of using it in IMAX Theaters, digital cinemas, 3D projection technology, home theaters, and museums.  Continue Reading..
Abrisa - Bus Bars Press Release
Abrisa Technologies Offers Bus Bars In Use With Transparent Conductive Coatings For ITO Heaters, EMI Shielding & Other E-Conductive Systems
Abrisa Technologies offers bus bars that provide the pathways for electrical connectivity or grounding points to transparent conductive coatings and are themselves, made of conductive material.  Continue Reading..
Schneider - New Perspectives In Coating
New Perspectives In Coating
Schneider Optics has embarked on a new path in surface-coating technology, which offers entirely new perspectives in the coating of optical elements.  Continue Reading..
Optimax - Antireflection Coatings For Space Applications
AR Coatings For Space Applications
Optimax has successfully provided antireflection (AR) coatings for a wide range of space applications. This paper outlines the results of testing done to qualify Optimax AR coatings for space.  Continue Reading..
Armadillo - Manufacturing And Testing Of All-Silica Fibers Resistant To UV And Gamma Radiation
Testing All-Silica Fibers Resistant To UV And Gamma Radiation
This study examines the influence of the composition of the core material, preform production technology, and posttreatment with hydrogen on the optical stability of the all-silica optical fibers to UV radiation.  Continue Reading..
SSI - Diffraction Gratings
Diffraction Gratings: An Introduction
This introduction to diffraction gratings guides us through the various types of gratings and understanding their advantages and disadvantages as well as some useful grating equations.  Continue Reading..


Bus bars provide the pathways for electrical connectivity or grounding points to transparent conductive coatings and are themselves, made of conductive material.

For two decades, Abrisa has supplied optical solutions for manufacturers of bio-medical and FDA-regulated devices and biochips with a critical need for quality control, consistency, and reliability.

Abrisa Technologies offers custom coating services and innovative total solutions of coated and fabricated technology glass for imaging, sensing, and laser scanning applications.

BOROFLOAT® 33 is a UV-NIR transparent borosilicate float glass with excellent optical properties and smooth low scatter surfaces straight off the float process. It is an economical high performance material, making it ideal for the volume manufacture of windows, mirrors, filters, display glass, 3D build platforms, and other components.

ZC&R Coatings for Optics (ZC&R), an Abrisa Technologies company, designs and manufactures innovative precision thin film coating solutions for micro-electronics, defense and avionics, display, industrial automation, optical sensors and imaging, photonics, medical/dental, life science analytics, and other market applications. 

PRO-HC-VIS1 is a clear glass coating for high-traffic scanners that offers up to 40X more abrasion resistance compared to uncoated and HIE chemically-strengthened glass.

Abrisa Technologies provides Dead Front Panels for Backlit Display and User Interface applications that afford equipment designers greater flexibility in achieving the overall clean lines and sleek uncluttered aesthetics they seek.

SCHOTT D263® T eco is a clear, lightweight, low fluorescence, borosilicate glass available from Abrisa Technologies in thicknesses from 0.07 mm to 1.1 mm with excellent luminous transmission and high chemical resistance. 



  • At SPIE Optics & Photonics 2023, Armadillo SIA's Mario Paredes provides a walkthrough of the benefits and advantages of optical fibers for applications where beam shape and homogeneity is critical

  • Alluxa has rapidly grown into a world leader in precision thin films and optical filters by refining our advanced SIRRUS Plasma Deposition process, designing and building our coating equipment, and a dedication to research and development.

  • At the 2023 Photonics West trade show, Lisa M. Tsufura introduces us to Abrisa’s optical and glass capabilities. Check out this video from the last day on the show floor to learn more about what Abrisa and HEF Photonics can provide.

  • Which optical coating will deliver the best results for my application? That is the key question of this 15-minute presentation with Barbara Herdt, head of the laser optics business unit at Laser Components.

  • On the last day of Photonics West 2022, Jim Sullivan with Schneider Optics introduced the JADE series – a family of lenses designed for an image diagonal of 19.3 mm and optimized for machine vision applications.

  • Peter Egerton set aside some time at the Photonics West 2022 exhibition to catch us up on improvements Alluxa has made over the last six months to broaden their spectral range. Learn how their in-house proprietary deposition process results in a high degree of uniformity, stability, and extremely high layer counts, which allow for steeper slopes and deeper blocking all while maintaining high transmission

  • Join us for a virtual tour at our Jerusalem production site to learn how we provide a one-stop-shop solution, from design to manufacture, assembly and QA, for optical components and assemblies for IR thermal applications.