JDSU, a leading supplier of optical products, has introduced new patterning or microlithography processes for optical coatings that enhance the light–sensing ability of numerous consumer electronic products.
The Product Manager at JDSU’s Custom Optics, Markus Bilger commented that there is a constant requirement to supply computer chips with added information so that final products could understand and react rapidly with respect to the external conditions.
Optical sensor layered with coatings by new JDSU coating processes will enable the sensors to sense and modify based on ambient illumination environment. Some of the products are smart phones with illuminated screens that become dim when pressed against user’s ear and automobiles’ dashboard displays that modify the amount of lighting based on outside environment.
JDSU’s optical coatings are patterned on 20 mm wafers that allow imaging and optoelectronics producers to develop low-cost compact products, which have additional layers of functionality entrenched inside the optical coatings.