Woburn, Mass. - April 2023 - Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. has been developing advanced nanostructured antireflection (AR) deposition technology for NASA applications. Magnolia is working with NASA/JPL to demonstrate the technology for various infrared (IR) bands of interest. As part of this effort, Magnolia has delivered high performance coatings for the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) bands. Magnolia presented these results at the SPIE DCS 2023 meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The growth and development of antireflection (AR) coatings comprising alternating optical layers has enabled reduced losses due to reflection of radiation off substrates and optical components, with associated substantial improvements in overall optical and imaging performance for a wide range of devices and applications to increase sensitivity over a given wavelength range.
Dr. Ashok Sood, President of Magnolia stated that "We are pleased to be part of the NASA/JPL effort to improve sensor performance by utilizing advanced nanostructure materials. We are working on GaSb, Si, and other types of substrates particularly for IR band sensing applications to go beyond the capabilities of other coating technologies, including quarter-wavelength stacks."
Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. specializes in developing innovative optical technologies for defense and commercial applications. Based in Woburn, MA, Magnolia develops technologies that cover the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared part of the spectrum. These technologies are developed for use in advanced military sensors, optical systems, and commercial applications.
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