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LAYERTEC, established in 1990 as a spin off from the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, produces high quality optical components for laser applications in the wavelength range from the VUV (157 nm) to the NIR (∼4 µm). Since the beginning in the early 1990s LAYERTEC has worked for universities and research institutes worldwide and many important progresses in laser technology of the past years have been supported by LAYERTEC products.


Our company combines a precision optics facility and a variety of coating techniques (magnetron and ion beam sputtering, thermal evaporation, ion assisted e-beam evaporation) which enables LAYERTEC to control the quality of the optical components over the whole production process from grinding, polishing and cleaning of the substrates to the final coating process.


Today, a staff of 300 employees is working in the precision optics facility and coating laboratories of LAYERTEC. 40 coating machines are available to cover the wavelength range from the VUV to the NIR using sputtered and evaporated coatings such as fluorides and oxides, metallic and metal-dielectric coatings. LAYERTEC offers the full spectrum of design and manufacturing for a high flexibility to customize optical components for special applications with an optimum of coating performance and cost efficiency. The variety in size and technology of our coating equipment allows high-volume manufacturing for standard products as well as a flexible prototype manufacturing for R&D groups in the industry and for research institutes.


The new LAYERTEC standard items are a selection of our most frequently requested laser optics. The used standardised substrates and coatings possess the well-known LAYERTEC quality. Different from custom optics the LAYERTEC standard items are produced to stock so that they can be shipped immediately after ordering. We aim for permanent availability.


Besides this new offer LAYERTEC remains your one-stop shop for complex custom optics solutions.