• Patents
    US Patent # 6,918,673
    Granted July 19, 2005
    Inventors: Robert L. Johnson, Natalia Gorawski, Barry O'Dwyer

    A hermetic filter assembly which improves filter life and environmental stability. The elimination of optical epoxies in this air-spaced filter results in reduced auto-fluorescence, improved parallelism and flatness, and improved heat tolerance. 3rd Millennium filters were originally based on this technology- currently RapidBand filters are made with a similar technique. 

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  • Patents
    US Patent # 5,646,781
    Granted July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Robert L. Johnson, Jr.

    This patent for a triple-bandpass coating is significant for its image enhancement capability. This coating transmits bands of pure color while eliminating the regions of “color confusion” while viewing by eye. Major markets include backyard astronomy, binoculars, gun sights, etc. Omega's tradename for this design is Spectraplus.

  • Conference proceedings
    Proc. SPIE 2046, Inhomogeneous and Quasi-Inhomogeneous Optical Coatings, 147 (November 2, 1993); http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.163552
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  • Patents
    US Patent # 5,173,808
    Granted April 10, 1989
    Inventors: Willem F. Auer, John A. Brown, William A. Thornton

    A triple-band filter that aim to provide laser protection while maintaining color balance in the visual field.

  • —New!
    Robert L. Johnson and Sarah Locknar; reprinted from the 2019 issue of Photonics Handbook, Laurin Publishing
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