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High-End Optical Filters: Balancing Cost Drivers and Functionality

High-End Optical Filters: Balancing Cost Drivers and Functionality

Presented by: Christian Katzer, Materion Balzers Optics

Advanced optical coating techniques are an essential requirement for the manufacturing of filters, mirrors, or beamsplitters with superior optical characteristics. Monitored control of the coating process allows optical components to be precisely matched to the requirements of imaging or purely analytic systems.

In applications such as fluorescence microscopy, parameters like edge steepness or optical blocking are factors that decisively affect the quality of the generated signal. This talk gives an overview of what filter properties users should look for and how those properties influence complexity.

About the presenter
Christian KatzerChristian Katzer, Ph.D., joined Materion Balzers Optics as a product specialist and later transitioned to the product management team. Today, he is head of product management at the production site in Jena, Germany, and supports customers in finding the best filter solution for their specific application.

Katzer holds a doctorate in physics with a focus on thin-film physics and optics and his research centered around the basic physics of thin films.

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