Optical Filters

Anti-reflection Window

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An anti-reflection (AR) window is a specialized optical component designed to minimize the amount of light reflected from its surface, allowing more light to pass through without interference. This is achieved by applying a thin film coating or multiple layers of coatings onto the surface of the window. These coatings manipulate the way light interacts with the surface, reducing reflections by creating interference effects that cancel out the reflections from the surface.

Key Features of Anti-Reflection Windows:
1.Low Reflectance:
 The primary purpose of AR windows is to reduce reflectance across a wide range or a specific range of wavelengths. This is typically achieved by having the coating's refractive index intermediate between air and the substrate material.
2.Broadband or Narrowband Performance:
 AR coatings can be designed for broadband operation, reducing reflections across a wide spectral range, or for narrowband performance, targeting a specific wavelength or a narrow range of wavelengths.
 AR-coated windows aim to maximize the transmission of light through the window, ensuring that more light reaches the intended destination without loss due to reflection.
4.Angle-Insensitive or Angle-Dependent:
 Depending on the design, AR coatings can maintain low reflectance over a wide range of incident angles or be optimized for a particular angle of incidence.
5.Durability and Environmental Stability:
 High-quality AR coatings must withstand environmental conditions and resist degradation over time due to factors like humidity, temperature fluctuations, and exposure to certain chemicals.

Applications of Anti-Reflection Windows:
1.Photography and Imaging:
 AR-coated lenses and filters in cameras and other optical instruments improve image clarity and brightness by minimizing flare and ghosting caused by reflections.
2.Solar Panels:
 AR coatings on the glass covers of solar panels increase light absorption and thus improve energy conversion efficiency.
3.Display Devices:
 In LCD and LED screens, AR coatings on the front glass or plastic panel enhance display readability by reducing glare and increasing the contrast ratio.
4.Laser Optics:
 AR coatings on laser components such as windows, lenses, and mirrors ensure that more laser light is transmitted or directed as intended, improving overall system efficiency.
5.Military and Aerospace:
 In high-performance optical systems for surveillance, targeting, and satellite communications, AR coatings are essential to maximize signal strength and minimize detection due to reflections.
6.Scientific Instrumentation:
 In spectrometers, microscopes, and telescopes, AR windows improve the accuracy and sensitivity of measurements by allowing more light to reach detectors.

Types of Anti-Reflection Coatings:
- Single-Layer Coatings:
 Simplest form, effective for a specific wavelength. Often used when cost or manufacturing simplicity is a priority.
- Multi-Layer Coatings:
 Consist of several layers of materials with carefully controlled thicknesses. Provide broader spectral coverage and lower reflectance, but are more complex and costly.
- Gradient-Index (GRIN) Coatings:
 These are coatings with a gradual change in refractive index, providing continuous anti-reflection properties over a wide range of wavelengths or angles.

General Application



Blocking wavelength


Ultraviolet light source




Criminal investigation
multi-band ligh tsource




Laser protective eyewear




High definition camera




Angled lenses




Ticket Inspection




 Besides above application, below fields are widely used as well. Passport collector panel, SLR camera UV mirror, AG glass mobile phone cover, security surveillance camera, infrared light source glass, touch screen glass, home appliance panel glass, museum display cabinet glass.


Product Parameters

Anti-Reflection Window


Multi-layer dielectric hardcoat,multi-layer AR coating, DLC coating



Transmittance for double-sides


Single point working wavelength


Broadband working wavelength



Optical glass(K 9, BK 7, B 270, D263T,quartz glass, etc.)







Clear aperture


Surface quality


Environmental test in a



Custom Anti-Reflection (AR) Window Specification Sheet

AR Window Design Parameters

 - Type: __Anti-Reflection Window__

 - Intended Application: ____________________ (e.g., Imaging, Laser Optics, Display Protection)

Optical Specifications

 - Wavelength Range: From ______ nm to ______ nm

 - Target Transmission: ≥ _______% (Desired minimum percentage of light transmitted)

 - Average Reflection Loss: ≤ _______% (Target maximum reflection across the wavelength range)

 - Angular Field of View: ± ______ ° (Angle from normal incidence where performance is required)

Coating Characteristics

 - Coating Design: __________________________ (Broadband, V-Coat, Dual-Wavelength, etc.)

 - Substrate Material: ________________________ (E.g., BK7, fused silica, sapphire, etc.)

 - Surface Quality: __________________________ (Scratch-Dig per MIL-PRF-13830B or equivalent)

 - Coating Durability: ________________________ (E.g., Environmental stability, abrasion resistance)

Physical Characteristics

 - Dimension: ______________________________ mm (Width x Height x Thickness)

 - Shape: _________________________________ (Rectangular, Circular, Custom)

 - Edge Finish: ______________________________ (E.g., Seamed, ground, polished)

 - Parallelism: ± ______ ° or ______ fringes

Environmental Requirements

 - Operating Temperature Range: From ______ °C to ______ °C

 - Storage Temperature Range: From ______ °C to ______ °C

 - Humidity Resistance: _______________________% RH

Additional Requirements or Tests

 - Scratch Resistance Test: Yes / No

 - Salt Fog Test (for coastal/marine applications): Yes / No

 - Custom Markings or Engravings: __________________

Special Instructions or Notes

 - __________________________________________________________

 - __________________________________________________________

By providing these detailed specifications, you enable us to fabricate an AR window that precisely meets your application's requirements for minimal reflection and high transmission. Once we receive this completed specification sheet, our team can start the design, coating, and manufacturing process for your custom AR window, followed by quality checks and delivery.