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OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE FOR GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMY MARKET

Materion provides high quality products and services to ensure optimal performance for ground-based astronomy applications. We understand that large format filters, beam splitters and mirrors must satisfy demanding specifications to function properly in optical telescopes, and that thin film quality and uniformity are critical to accurate transmission or reflection of exact wavelengths. At Materion, we meet these challenges with state-of-the art technology and innovative solutions.

UNSURPASSED EXPERTISE IN PRECISION TECHNOLOGIES

Materion’s deep knowledge and experience in ground-based astronomy optics is unsurpassed, and our products are recognized globally for their exceptional performance and reliability. Ground-based astronomy relies on precision optical components to produce high quality science. For more than four decades, Materion has worked with observatories around the world, supporting them from concept through operation and helping them optimize their observation of celestial objects and events.

UNDERSTANDING MARKET NEEDS, DELIVERING UNPARRALLELED SUPPORT

Our dedicated team of scientists and engineers understands the special requirements of observatory optics and has developed technologies specifically tailored to ground-based astronomy applications, including:

  • Custom bandpass filters from very wide to ultra-narrow offer excellent wavelength discrimination
  • Antireflective coatings can be applied to beam handling optics in sizes greater than one meter
  • Reflective coatings can be applied to metal, ceramic, glass  or composite substrates to create high- performance, extremely durable broadband mirrors in sizes up to 1.4 meter

With a long and established history of delivering customized, innovative solutions to global observatories, our expert problem solvers are ready to help develop the next generation of ground-based astronomy solutions.

Contact Our Team today to learn more about Materion’s ground-based astronomy expertise.