Tag Archives: optical filters

Optical Filters and Etalons for Datacom Applications

Demand for data center storage and data transfer capacity has increased dramatically over the past decade, exponentially increasing the load placed on backplane-to-backplane data server interconnects within each center. In response to ever-increasing bandwidth demand and evolving data center architectures, the copper connections traditionally used to connect backplane to TOR switches and TOR to leaf … Continue reading

October 13, 2021 Blog, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Optics

Markarian’s Chain of Galaxies Revealed

Thanks again to Terry Hancock for sharing his capture of “Markarian’s Chain of Galaxies” in the constellation Virgo. This image was taken over two nights with a total acquisition time of 14 hours using Chroma Technology‘s LRGB filters at Grand Mesa Observatory in Purdy Mesa, CO, USA. Chroma manufactures the highest quality astronomy filters with durable, sputtered hard coatings … Continue reading

September 1, 2021 Blog, Chroma Technology, Optics

Iridian Now Provides 10-15 µm LWIR Filters

Iridian Spectral Technologies can now supply custom filters in the 10–15 µm longwave infrared (LWIR) range! Iridian’s new evaporative coating system is production-ready for 10–15 µm bandpass filters (BPF), edge-pass filters, and notch filters. Iridian supplies a number of the leading OEMs with the filter technology required for their environmental monitoring instrumentation and also serves … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 Blog, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Optics

View the Clouds of Camelopardalis

Terry Hancock shared a photograph of the “Clouds of Camelopardalis,” which was taken at Grand Mesa Observatory in Purdy Mesa, Colorado in the United States, using Chroma Technology‘s LRGB filters. This photo was taken over 2 days, with a total acquisition time of 5 hours. Chroma manufactures the highest quality astronomy filters with durable, sputtered … Continue reading

July 12, 2021 Blog, Chroma Technology, Optics