Spring News from Moxtek

Moxtek linear polarisers and beam splitters are constructed completely from inorganic materials. This allows them to be more tolerant to high temperature or high photon flux environments compared to organic polymer film alternatives. This is especially important in UV curing and projection display applications. The company has been innovating since 1986 and has now become a leading supplier of advanced nano-optical and X-ray components for display electronics, imaging and analytical instrumentation.

This update includes:

  • Moxtek In Space
  • Two New Capabilities Announced
  • VIDEO: UV-VIS-IR Applications
  • Testing of Moxtek Products 

Moxtek in Space Again — Mars Perseverance Rover 2020

Launched 30 July 2020, landed 18 Feb 2021

The launch of the Perseverance Mars rover signified the 10th time that a Moxtek component has been launched into space flight. This rover, developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), includes seven important instruments intended to explore and seek evidence of past life on Mars.

One of these instruments, the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), is a compact x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer mounted at the end of the rover’s robotic arm and is designed to provide accurate identification of the elemental composition of rock and soil on Mars’ surface. The PIXL system uses three Moxtek components including a miniature x-ray tube and two DuraBeryllium x-ray detector windows.

We were delighted to watch the successful landing and the first images come through from the Perseverance.


  • Hard protective coating
  • Fabrication of custom micro and nanostructures via Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL)

WATCH NOW : Pioneering durable, high-performance nano-wire grid polarisers covering UV-VIS-IR applications. 

Rigorous Testing

Moxtek products are well characterised during development; once in production the quality of the product is monitored with regular in-line testing. This allows controlled processes as well as ensuring the quality of products.

Moxtek Ultraviolet Polariser

Due to the nature of these components, there exists very few standard configurations. Therefore, please contact us to discuss your specific requirement.

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