OSA’s Optical Interference Coatings Meeting Features Industry-Leading Universal Measurement Spectrop


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

OSA’s Optical Interference Coatings Meeting Features Industry-Leading Universal Measurement Spectrophotometer From Agilent Technologies

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Agilent's Cary 7000 Universal Measurement Spectrophotometer (UMS), which was unveiled at OSA’s Optical Interference Coatings meeting. Credit: Agilent Technologies.
WHISTLER, British Columbia, June 20, 2013—Agilent Technologies unveiled its Cary 7000 Universal Measurement Spectrophotometer (UMS) for the first time to the public at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Optical Interference Coatings (OIC) Meeting taking place this week in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. According to Agilent, the Cary 7000 UMS offers the highest quality and performance of any UV-Vis-NIR system, the ability to perform complete sample characterization, a lower cost-per-analysis and improved data quality for thin film, solar, glass, optics and other advanced materials applications.

“OSA is pleased to host a forum where industry leaders like Agilent showcase new products for their customers and the optics community,” said OSA CEO Elizabeth Rogan. “OIC brings together researchers, engineers and the corporate community to highlight innovation from the research level to the applications level. Agilent’s new spectrophotometer demonstrates how industry serves the needs of the entire community in order to advance the field of materials science.”

The Cary 7000 UMS is intended for use by labs and companies that produce multilayer optical coatings for different applications.  Among others benefits, Agilent highlights advantages such as measurements without moving the sample, automated operation saving time and money, and superior optical performance at 10 Absorbance unit capabilities to measure challenging samples.
"The Cary name is synonymous with high-performance and has become the standard for researchers wanting to extend the boundaries of spectrophotometric measurement," said Philip Binns, Agilent vice president and general manager for spectroscopy products. "The Cary 7000 UMS continues this tradition by offering the greatest flexibility, performance and productivity ever seen in a UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer.”

OSA’s OIC meeting serves as a focal point for global technical interchange in the field of optical interference coatings. Presentations this week include the latest results in research, development and the application of optical coatings from experts at leading institutions and companies such as Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, Fraunhofer IOF, JDSU and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. General areas being presented include technologies used in deposition and process control, advances in materials—as well as the properties of the various materials used as substrates and as coatings, the latest techniques used for the characterization of optical coatings, advances in computer and analytical design technique, and the application of optical coatings for solar energy, lighting, display, nano-structures, biological, decorative, laser, lithography, and astronomical applications. 

About OSA

Uniting more than 180,000 professionals from 175 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.