Improved Efficiency


The subtle interplay between imaging optics, illumination devices and video equipment can produce very sophisticated imaging issues. These issues create patient risk when they occur in a medical environment.


With years of experience in thin film applications, AO quickly diagnosed the customer’s problems and identified design and specification factors contributing to color run-off and image instability. The solution: a new illumination filter involving a robust design, improved materials and 21st century thin film coating processes which led to steep slopes, high and neutral in-band transmission and superior thermal rejection characteristics.


With AO’s help, the endoscope manufacturer achieved high-definition, high-fidelity surgical images. The solution also eliminated end-user returns and complaints, and created for the company a new advantageous selling feature for its video imaging equipment.