GOLD PLATING STANDARD FOR INFRARED APPLICATIONS

ORO79

MILITARY GRADE, HARD, DURABLE ELECTROPLATED GOLD

DEPOSIT PURITY: 99.99%

HARDNESS: C (200 KNOOP)

THICKNESS / CLASS: BASED ON CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS

COMPLIES TO ASTM B 488 & MIL-DTL-45204C | TYPE I, II, III PURITY | CLASS C HARDNESS

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Best GOLD plating for laser gold applications

ORO79 is a proprietary hard gold electroplating process developed by Optiforms to address the needs of our Defense and Aerospace customers searching for a gold plating solution with high reflectance, low emissivity, and excellent thermal control properties.

Totally inert with excellent infrared reflectance, this electro-deposited plating is the ideal choice for broadband and laser gold applications.

See below for reflectance data from 1 to 20 microns.

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ORO79 Key Features

Engineered for Quality and Performance

Oro79 gold plating outperforms nist industry standard

ORO79 Technical Data

ORO79 GOLD (AU) Plating Reflectance Data

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ORO79 GOLD Plating Reference Data

  1. Deposit Purity

    99.99%
    The purity testing is run according to ATSM standard procedure B 488-18

  2. Hardness Rating

    Meets Class C Rating (130 - 200 Knoop)
    The hardness testing is run according to ASTM standard procedure B 578-87.

  3. Emissivity

    Complies to ASTM B 488 & Mil-DTL-45204C - Type I, II, III Purity, Class C Hardness

  4. BRDF

    Complies to ASTM B 488 & Mil-DTL-45204C - Type I, II, III Purity, Class C Hardness

  5. Plating Specifications

    Complies to ASTM B 488 & Mil-DTL-45204C - Type I, II, III Purity, Class C Hardness

  6. Thickness / Class

    Based on Customer Specifications

LASER DAMAGE THRESHOLD INFORMATION

  1. Test Wavelength: 1070 nm
    PRF: Continuous Wave
    IrradianceDamageTotal Tests
    300.00010
    400.00010
    450.00010
    500.00310
    600.00810
    800.00110
    1000.00110
  2. Test Wavelength: 1064 nm
    PRF: 10 Hz
    FluenceDamageTotal Tests
    1.00010
    2.00010
    3.00010
    4.00110
    5.00210
    7.00910
  3. Test Wavelength: 1064 nm
    PRF: Continuous Wave
    IrradianceDamageTotal Tests
    0.00010
    0.25010
    0.50010
    2.70010
    2.70010
  4. Test Wavelength: 10.6 ┬Ám
    PRF: 1 Hz
    FluenceDamageTotal Tests
    1.00010
    2.00010
    3.00010
    4.00110
    5.00210
    7.00910

Laser Damage Threshold Specification and Certificate of Compliance Available Upon Request

Optiforms' Gold Plating Capabilities

Type I, II, III Purity, Class C Hardness

Materials Plated

Nickel (Ni)
Aluminum (Al)
Copper (Cu)

Diffusion Barriers

Propietary corrosion resistent, high temperature diffusion barriers

Diffused Surfaces

Onsite diffusion services available or Optiforms can gold plate customer provided substrates
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Gold Plating Technical Expertise

Precision applications demand the utmost quality and reliability from gold plating

Quality Gold Plating for Coldshields in Infrared Cameras

Coldshields are devices used in infrared camera systems to minimize thermal noise which improves the sensitivity and performance of the camera. Infrared cameras detect infrared radiation emitted by objects, and they work best when the camera's detector is maintained at a lower temperature than the objects being observed. Coldshields are a crucial component in achieving this thermal isolation.

ORO79 outshines

High Reflectivity in the Infrared Region: ORO79 provides a barrier that helps to reduce the radiative heat reaching the detectors from the Dewar walls or other warmer parts of the assembly.

Thermal Conductivity: ORO79 has excellent thermal conductivity to dissipate heat away from the sensitive sensor components, extending performance and extending its operational lifespan.

Corrosion Resistance: ORO79 is resistant to corrosion and oxidation, which is particularly important for systems used in harsh environments, where exposure to moisture, high temperatures, or corrosive substances may be an issue.

Durability and Longevity: The durability of ORO79 and its ability to withstand harsh conditions makes it ideal for infrared systems, ensuring the long-term reliability and performance, particularly in critical applications such as surveillance or defense.

ORO79 delivers performance, reliability, and durability of coldhsields used in Infrared cameras making it a critical consideration for manufacturers in this field.

New Gold Plating Standard for infrared Applications

Oro79

Military Grade, Hard, Durable Electroplated Gold

  • Deposit Purity: 99.986% minimum
  • Hardness: C (200 Knoop)
  • Thickness / Class: Based on Customer Specifications
  • Complies to ASTM B 488 & Mil-DTL-45204C | Type I, II, III Purity | Class C Hardness
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