Makers of the SeaChanger Form a New Company, Ocean Thin Films

ocean_thin_films-logoWe received a press release the other day that Ocean Optics, the makers of the SeaChanger for the Source 4 ellipsoidal has form a new company, Ocean Thin Films.The new company is still a division of the Health Optics & Photonics Division of Halma Holdings, Inc.Management and operations of the new company still remain intact with no personnel changes.

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Dunedin, FL (March 30, 2009) – The Thin Films Division of Ocean Optics, the industry leader in miniature photonics, has become a separate company. Ocean Thin Films (, as the new entity will be known, designs and manufactures patented dichroic filters and precision options for scientific and defense applications, metrology and entertainment technology.

Established in 1999 as a division within Ocean Optics, Ocean Thin Films designs and produces high-volume dichroic optical filters, which are used to selectively transmit light according to its wavelength. These precision filters and other optical components can be integrated into applications such as color-changing light for architectural and entertainment installations, CCD camera and spectral imaging for scientific instrumentation, and targeting for defense applications. In November 2008, Ocean Thin Films acquired the Golden, Colo., operation of Oerlikon Optics USA, which bolstered the company’s offering in optical components and subassemblies for instrumentation used in the life sciences, medical applications and other scientific applications.