Advanced manufacturing of precision optics using proprietary nano-scale contact-mode lithography techniques
Inprentus designs, manufactures, and sells x-ray and EUV diffraction gratings for use in synchrotron radiation facilities. Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and government laboratories around the world use these facilities for a variety of scientific and commercial applications.
Inprentus was founded in June 2012 by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign physics professor Peter Abbamonte to commercialize an innovative, dual-atomic microscope scribing technology, which is a technique for carrying out nano-scale lithography via mechanical deformation of metallic surfaces.
This technology is a general purpose approach to high-precision patterning of surfaces, and is particularly suited to x-ray and EUV diffractive optics in which features must be shaped with 0.1 degree angular precision and positioned with nanometer precision over distances of tens of centimeters.
Inprentus has customers on four continents
Broad Market Applications
Inprentus diffraction gratings are also ideal for the grating replication market where master gratings are replicated through a molding process. These gratings are sold to spectrometer instrumentation manufacturers and are used in a wide variety of scientific and analytical instruments. Inprentus also provides custom-made gratings for high-powered lasers used in manufacturing and scientific research. Inprentus diffraction gratings can also be utilized to improve the specifications of telecommunication optical switching components.