Ever since 60+ years ago, when for the first time an optical coating was applied onto glass by Alexander Smakula at the Jena Zeissworks, the further development of such has continued at an extraordinary pace. However, these days the finishing of optical surfaces focuses more and more on the interference coating itself which has increasingly become an essential optical component.
Following this tradition, OIB (Optical Interference Components) was founded in Jena, Germany, 1990. At the helm, is its founder Dr. Eberhard Schmidt, who has brought with him a wealth of knowledge. In fact, he has worked with this type of technology for over 40 years.
Through many and sometimes quite unusual developments, including difficult cases, OIB has been able to earn a solid standing in the industry.