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LENSES WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Innovation In AR Lens Coatings: High Quality Coatings For High-Power Lasers Lens coatings are an essential part of high-power CO2 laser systems. Coatings must protect the lens and allow for the highest levels of optical performance, with low levels of absorption, a long life expectancy, and an acceptable cost/benefit ratio.  Continue Reading...
Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration
Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration This white paper demonstrates the benefits of using the CLC utility alongside Tamarisk® camera cores in three common integration scenarios.  Continue Reading...
How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design
How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design When laying out a site design for surveillance using currently marketed uncooled thermal cameras, it is important to understand the coverage capability of the cameras under evaluation in terms of field of view and range.   Continue Reading...
Time-Resolved Infrared Multispectral Imaging of Gases
Time-Resolved Infrared Multispectral Imaging of Gases This application note discusses how Telops improved on the nature of gaseous studies through developing a multispectral imaging system that allows 8-channel synchronized acquisition at high frame rates.  Continue Reading...
How To Measure Luminance With Light Meters There seems to be a never-ending list of ways light meters are used in a wide range of industries. These powerful luminance meters give technicians an accurate appraisal of the characteristics of any number of light sources and are used for quality control and other important purposes. By Jay Catral, Technical Sales and Applications Manager, Konica Minolta Sensing  Continue Reading...
Application Note: Ball Lenses For Telecom & Datacom Applications Ball lenses from DSI are affordable, durable and feature very low insertion loss. DSI's new IsoSphere Ball Lenses are scratch-resistant, antireflection (AR) coated, and available in sizes from 200 microns to 10.0 mm diameter  Continue Reading...
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LENSES PRODUCTS

High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50 High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50

Sensors Unlimited offers the SOLO 50 as a high performance focal length lens option for imaging applications in the 0.7 µm to 1.7 µm wavelength range. The lens features a rugged, environmentally sealed design with a manual locking focus able to maintain steady performance when needed.

High-Resolution Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors High-Resolution Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors

Schneider Optics presents the new Xenon-Topaz lenses that are suitable for modern 1.1” CCD and CMOS sensors with 12 megapixels and a pixel size up to 3.0 μm. These low-weight compact lenses are fitted with a C-mount, and have a 17.6 mm diameter image circle.

Glass Machining Glass Machining

Abrisa Technologies offers a broad spectrum of glass machining services that can fit nearly every application-specific customer requirement. With CNC processing and other glass fabrication equipment, this company can manufacture a wide variety of glass parts ranging from simple to the most complex designs. Some of the offered processes performed in-house include notching, slotting, grooving, edge grinding, stepped surfaces, hole drilling, circle grinding, polishing, and sandblasting.

Barle High-Resolution 25 mm SWIR Lens Barle High-Resolution 25 mm SWIR Lens

Gooch & Housego's new 25 mm Barle high-resolution lens, for use with short wave infrared cameras, offers optimal SWIR imagery for machine vision and security applications, including remote sensing, fog penetration, and night vision.

Achromats and Lens Systems Achromats and Lens Systems

The LINOS line of achromats and lens systems are ideal for beam focusing, imaging systems, and fiber collimation. They feature minimal spherical aberration, minimal chromatic length aberration, and minimal wavefront distortion between λ /4 and λ /10.

Custom Manufactured Achromats Custom Manufactured Achromats

Achromats are a specialty at LaCroix Optical Co. Our manufacturing engineers will work with production specialists to optimize the manufacturing process utilizing a combination of CNC and conventional manufacturing methods. Special proprietary alignment devices are used to ensure the optical axis of the elements can be maintained to within seconds.

Custom Manufactured Lenses Custom Manufactured Lenses

Our customers design lenses to meet their system requirements. Our expertise is determining the most efficient way to manufacture them. Depending on attributes and quantity, our manufacturing engineers will determine whether to use a conventional, CNC or hybrid method to make the lenses.

Custom Manufactured Aspheres Custom Manufactured Aspheres

For more than 65 years, LaCroix Optical has been a trusted industry leader in manufacturing custom spherical and plano precision optics. They recently expanded their capabilities to include grinding and polishing aspheric surfaces.

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LENSES VIDEOS

  • Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System
    Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System

    The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!
    Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!

    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications

    Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

  •  Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development
    Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development

    On our last day here at Photonics West 2019, Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO presents the enhanced capabilities that bi sCMOS sensors have to offer, including up to 95% quantum efficiency and a broader spectral response than previous generations. Check out the video for more information.

  • Introducing BeamWatch Integrated: The Non-Contact Beam Profiling And Beam Propagation Measurement System
    Introducing BeamWatch Integrated: The Non-Contact Beam Profiling And Beam Propagation Measurement System

    Christian Dini from Ophir Photonics introduces the updated version of their beam profiling and beam propagation measurement system.

  • Tutorial On Beam Propagation Analysis
    Tutorial On Beam Propagation Analysis

    In this video, John McCauley from Ophir Photonics walks through a brief tutorial on beam propagation analysis for high powered lasers with the BeamWatch system.

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