Organizational Unit

The reflectometer is dedicated to monitoring the quality of high-grade optical coatings. It is a portable optical calibrator that allows its use in the laboratory and also in the telescope. The device measures specular reflection and scattering with high repeatability using seven wavelengths ranging from UV to the near IR.

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General view of one of the rooms (A) of the optical laboratory. Elongated laboratory with metal tables with holes and various optical and mechanical elements on top of them
Optics Laboratory

The Optics Laboratory is specialized in the realization of all type of optical measurements, alignment and integration of instruments, prototype tests and characterization of components and optical systems in general.

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

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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