Diamond-Like Carbon and Durable Anti-Reflection Coatings for Harsh Environments


Diamond-Like Carbon and
Durable Anti-Reflection Coatings
for Harsh Environments

Join us for a discussion about the key considerations of anti-reflective (AR) coatings, such as diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings, for optical components in harsh environment applications.

High Hardness, Scratch and Corrosion Resistant Coatings

We invite you to join this 30-minute webinar presented by Michael Middleton, Operations Manager at Edmund Optics Florida, and James Karchner, Sales Engineer for Laser Optics and Defense Applications.

At the end of this webinar, participants will have a strong understanding of:

  • Why abrasion and corrosion resistance may be important for your system
  • Tradeoffs between DLC coatings and other anti-reflective coating types
  • How coatings are tested for abrasion and chemical durability
  • Ideal applications for DLC and other high-durability coatings
Mike Middleton Mike Middleton

Mike Middleton is the Operations Manager at Edmund Optics Florida. Mike joined Quality Thin Films in 1997, which was acquired by Edmund Optics in 2020. He is an expert in thin film design specializing in IR coatings, dichroic coatings for VIS/NIR, and low-loss multi-band AR coatings. His well-balanced background makes him knowledgeable about all aspects of thin film coating from the cleanroom, to the coating chamber, to quality assurance. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt, lean manufacturing certified, and a United States Air Force veteran. Mike studied Engineering at West Virginia University.

James Karchner James Karchner

James Karchner is a Sales Engineer for Laser Optics and Defense Applications at Edmund Optics’ Barrington, NJ headquarters. With Edmund Optics since 2018, James has more than 2 years of experience developing custom optics solutions for laser optics and defense customers. His background includes more than 4 years of infrared spectroscopy research on biological tissues, which resulted in several publications. James holds a B.S. degree in Bioengineering from Temple University.




Technical Resources

    Application Notes

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

An Introduction to Optical Coatings

Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings

The Correct Material for Infrared (IR) Applications

Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings


Informative corporate or instructional videos ranging from simple tips to application-based demonstrations of product advantages.

EO Global Manufacturing Facilities 

Metrology at Edmund Optics: Measuring as a Key Component of Manufacturing 

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