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Anti-reflective Coating for Glass

Diamond Coatings offer several different types of anti-reflective coating for glass suitable for a multitude of applications.

Diamond Coatings offer several different types of anti-reflective coating for glass suitable for a multitude of applications.

AR Coated Glass Applications

An anti-reflective (AR) coating is an optical coating used in applications involving light passing through surfaces. Primarily designed to reduce reflection, these coatings also improve the:

  • Efficiency of typical imaging systems, as light loss due to reflection is reduced
  • Contrast of images in complex imaging systems by eliminating stray light

Applications of AR coated glass may, for example, include:

  • Camera Lens Elements
  • Solar Cells
  • Ophthalmic (corrective) lenses
  • Microelectronic Photolithography
  • Microscopes
  • Telescopes
  • Binoculars and More

Combining anti reflective coatings with conductive ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) coatings makes coated glass suitable for applications including:

  • Aircraft Instruments
  • Conducting Glass
  • LCD TV’s
  • Microscope Slides
  • Other Display Technologies
  • Touch Sensitive Panels
  • Transparent Shielding Glass and More

Improving the light transmission and subsequently the quality of projected images, anti-reflective coatings are also an important addition to cinema projection portal windows.

Diamond Anti Reflective Coating for Glass

Diamond AR is a conductive anti reflective coating for glass, acrylic and polycarbonate substrates. The coating has a typical sheet resistance of 1000+ ohms/sq and spectral properties similar to those of Diamond Coating’s Diamox+ coating. Available options include:

Diamond AR – A multi-purpose coating designed to match customers’ requirements

Diamond AR VAC – Boasting an average reflection of 0.5%, this vacuum deposited coating offers varying wavelengths to meet customer needs

Diamond AR COND – A multi-layer AR coating combined with a conductive ITO coating.

Typical light transmission of glass coated on one or both sides are 94% and 96% respectively. More detailed information on the properties of these coatings can be obtained via the data sheet.

Diamond AR Coated Cinema Projector Glass

Diamond Coatings also produce an industry leading, E60 Fire Rated cinema projector glass suitable for digital 2D and 3D projection. Offering an average typical visible transmission (450 nm – 650 nm) of 96%, this glass is available in sheet sizes up to 1,000mm x 1,000mm. Please note that while a 600mm x 600mm port offers optimal optical properties, larger ports may have lower transmission. Learn more.

Contact Us

Diamond Coatings produce an extensive range of multi-layer anti reflective, ITO, Index Matched ITO and other special optical coatings. To learn more and/or discuss your specific optical requirements, call our team of experts on (480) 999-3456, e-mail us: sales@diamondcoatings.com or contact us online today. Calling from somewhere outside the United States? Please dial this number: 001 (480) 999-3456 instead.




What is an Optical Coating?

An optical coating is a thin film deposited on a surface to alter its optical properties and manipulate the behaviour of light

What is an ITO substrate?

The transparency and conductivity available for the surfaces of glass, plastics, and thin films has significantly expanded the potential applications for ITO substrates.

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Operating ultra-modern magnetron sputtering plants complete with clean rooms from state-of-the-art factory premises in Phoenix, Arizona. Diamond Coatings provide an extensive range of products, including ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) and AR (Anti-Reflection) coatings on glass or plastics; capacitive and resistive touch screens; monolithic shielding filters (RFI) on glass or plastics; mesh windows, glass supplies and more.
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