Crystalline Mirror Solutions manufactures low-noise-reflective optics using a proprietary coating technology.
Crystalline Mirror Solutions was founded as a spin-off of fundamental physics research at the University of Vienna by Dr. Garrett Cole and Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer.
Originally set up as an OG in 2012, the business transitioned to a GmbH structure in August 2013 and additionally founded an American subsidiary,
CMS LLC, in Santa Barbara, CA. Our proprietary manufacturing process and final application area is covered by international patents, which are exclusively owned by CMS.
· Single-Crystal Coatings are the Key
Crystalline Mirror Solutions manufactures low-noise -reflective optics using a proprietary coating technology.
High-performance optical coatings are critical
for a variety of scientific endeavors and commercial industries,
including broadband communication, navigation, and sensing.
Our crystalline coatings represent an entirely new paradigm in optical coating technology impacting cavity end mirrors for state-of-the-art ultrastable lasers, cavity-ringdown systems,
and ring-laser gyroscopes. Moreover, exploiting the high thermal conductivity
and active electro-optic properties of the materials we employ,
crystalline coatings promise to have a tremendous impact in ultra-fast and high-power laser systems.
·Reduction of Brownian noise
Crystalline coatings enable a 10-100x reduction in mechanical dissipation.
CMS has developed a new “Crystalline Supermirror” technology, which addresses the technical limitations of excess thermal noise in sputtered coatings.
Due to the unique properties of our semiconductor coating material,
our Crystalline Supermirrors provide a 10×-100× reduction in mechanical dissipation, and thus corresponding
reductions in Brownian noise, when compared with typical ion-beam sputtered films.
Furthermore, this unique mirror technology exhibits additional advantages such as very low
optical losses in the mid-infrared and high thermal conductivity,
more than 50x greater than competing dielectric mirror technologies.
·Substrate-transfer and bonding process
Building upon earlier work in high-performance AlGaAs-based optomechanical resonators,
CMS has developed a groundbreaking coating technology that enables
the transfer of monocrystalline multilayers onto essentially arbitrary (including curved) substrates. Exploiting this technique, we are able to bond single-crystal GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor multilayers on a large variety
of substrate materials
including fused silica, sapphire, Si, SiC, diamond, and YAG.