Proven platforms for precision optical and large telescope mirror thin film PVD coating

We bring our 40 years’ experience to support you from initial design through daily operation. You can be confident in the long-term performance of your Dynavac optical PVD coating system, and in the backing of an established company that can meet your needs now—and years down the road.

Astronomical Mirror Coating

Coating large astronomical mirrors requires advanced equipment design and engineering coupled with precision vacuum technology. With its unique blend of skills, Dynavac is recognized in the astronomical community as a trusted supplier of systems for depositing high-reflectivity metals onto large astronomical telescope mirrors.

Precision Optical Coating

No matter how complex your coating challenge, we strive to understand your process needs and create a system that offers dependable performance, precision, and consistency, run after run. Our systems cover your needs from R&D/small-batch through to high-volume production. The Dynavac Application Lab can work with you to optimize coating processes and equipment before committing to capital expense.

Markets

From thin film deposition to thermal vacuum to custom one-of-a-kind systems, Dynavac innovation in high vacuum systems helps our customers excel in their markets. Learn more about the many markets we serve.

Resources

Astronomy

High reflectivity large scale telescope mirror coatings via long throw sputtering

Here we present reflectivity measurements of long-throw sputtered aluminum coatings at normal and oblique incidence angles on glass test chips. Experimental results indicate that water vapor partial pressure, not incident angle, is the dominant factor for front surface reflectivity of sputtered aluminum.

Astronomy

Eos Astronomical Mirror Deposition System Successfully Installed in Spain

Dynavac, the trusted leader in Astronomical Mirror Deposition Systems, is pleased to announce that it has successfully commissioned its flagship Eos System at the Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambra (OAJ) in Teruel, Spain.

Astronomy

Dynavac Develops Multi-Layer Silver Coating for Astronomical Telescope Mirror at KAFB Facility

Dynavac has successfully developed and deposited a multi-layer silver coating onto a 3.5-meter astronomical mirror at the Air Force Research Lab’s Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. This significant milestone is expected to establish a new industry standard in producing silver coatings for large-area mirror applications.

Optics

Dynavac Delivers Large Optical Coating System to U of Rochester/LLE

Dynavac recently delivered a 74” Hyperion Optical Coating System to the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), a national resource for high energy physics.

Astronomy

Dynavac's Optical Coating System Helps Capture "First Light" From Discovery Channel Telescope

Dynavac, a market leader in precision optical coating systems, engineered and manufactured the optical coating system for the Lowell Observatory’s newly commissioned flagship telescope: the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), the fifth largest optical telescope in the continental United States.

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