Space Coat

Space Coat

As the use of space-based instruments such as telescopes, satellites and probes increases, a number of companies and research organisations are busy developing innovative coatings for onboard optical components. So, what are some of the most recent advances in the development and application of optical coatings for space-based devices? And, could advances made in the space sector eventually trickle down to other optical coating markets? 

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Artemis eyes wider market for laser protection filters

Artemis eyes wider market for laser protection filters

UK-based optical thin-film coatings specialist Artemis Optical is aiming its thermal imaging protection filter technology at a wider range of applications, following initial deployment in armored vehicles.

The Plymouth-headquartered firm says that the filter has been developed to counter what it describes as the growing threat to thermal camera systems posed by long-wave infrared (LWIR) lasers.

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