Evaporator with built-in electron gun

Organizational Unit

The evaporator machine, located inside a clean room of class 7, is used for the production of deposits of thin films on optical surfaces for the manufacturing of mirrors, antireflective films, interferential filters, etc. The machine has a high vacuum chamber with a diffuser pump system and has a built-in electron gun that allows working with high temperature melting materials. It also has a system of multiple quartz crystals for monitoring the thickness of the deposition.

Related Technical facility
View of the evaporator machine and its associated electronics in the laboratory. View of the evaporator and its associated electronics in the laboratory. Machine with a reinforced door and a porthole, and two large racks with electronic components, buttons and indicators for the control of the machine
Optical Coating Laboratory

The Optical Coating Laboratory is used for depositing thin films onto optical surfaces

José Luís
Rasilla Piñeiro
López López
General view of the aluminizing plant. Cylindrical machine of 3 m diameter open to allow the placement of a mirror in its interior
Aluminizing chamber

The aluminizing plant is used to replace the aluminum layer of the mirrors.

Related Capability
View of an engineer assembling a grism in the laboratory. Engineer placing a piece of glass in a metal cylinder
Design, development and verification of optical systems

The IAC Technology Division has the capacity for developing complete optical elements and systems from the design stages to manufacturing follow-up, integration and final verification.

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