Reynard has a sophisticated line of test instruments to validate the performance of the optical components we manufacture. Additional specialty testing may also be available for sections not listed below. Inquire here if you have specific testing needs.
Testing is included during the quotation stage of an order, as requested or defined in the print/specification, and is performed prior to shipment of the completed product. Test services are also available as stand-alone in case you have existing products that require testing.
These instruments validate that the optical component survives in the operational environment in which it will be used. Accelerated end-of-life testing is performed by high cycle count testing at extreme conditions. Standard MIL-Spec profiles are commonly used, per MIL-PRF-13830B or MIL-C-48497A, or customized profiles can be defined.
Durability testing follows the guidelines of MIL-PRF-13830B and tests the films survivability against handling and impacts, as well as how well the film 'sticks' to the substrate.
Reynard Corporation has a wide range of metrology instruments available that allow spectral data to be measured from 192nm all the way to 50um. Measurements can be made in transmission and reflection with or without polarization or at cryogenic temperatures. Angle measurements are made with the assistance of Absolute Reflection modules and Universal Reflection Adaptor modules.
Custom optical components, thin film coatings, photolithography and optical and mechanical fabrication.