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LENSES WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

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 NEWS

  • Qioptiq Introduces New LINOS F-Theta-Ronar 265mm Lens For 1900-2000nm
    Qioptiq Introduces New LINOS F-Theta-Ronar 265mm Lens For 1900-2000nm

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company and global technology leader in delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions, introduces its new LINOS F-Theta-Ronar 265mm Lens for 1900-2000nm.

  • Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?
    Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?

    Autonomous mobility’s progress has been achieved in fits and starts, though the past few years have seen accelerated development in its enabling technologies.

  • Seeing Is Believing: VR/AR Headset Demos At SPIE Photonics West 2018
    Seeing Is Believing: VR/AR Headset Demos At SPIE Photonics West 2018

    It’s safe to say that, whatever the expectations happened to be for last Monday’s altered reality/virtual reality headset demos at SPIE Photonics West, the event's reality surpassed them.

  • Leti Develops Lens-Free, Point-Of-Care System For Diagnosing Spinal Meningitis
    Leti Develops Lens-Free, Point-Of-Care System For Diagnosing Spinal Meningitis

    Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the new technology provides immediate results and eliminates errors in counting white blood cells (leukocytes) in cerebrospinal fluid, which is required to diagnose the infection.

  • Niko Announces $12k Telephoto Lens At CES 2018
    Niko Announces $12k Telephoto Lens At CES 2018

    Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, a super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter and compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras.

  • Harvard-Produced Metalens Is “Next Big Step” In Optics, Virtual Reality
    Harvard-Produced Metalens Is “Next Big Step” In Optics, Virtual Reality

    Scientists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have built the first single lens that can focus the entire visible spectrum of light. The breakthrough means bulky stacked lenses could soon be replaced with simpler, flat metalenses — without loss of resolution.

  • Novel Lenses Enable X-Ray Microscopy With Record Resolution
    Novel Lenses Enable X-Ray Microscopy With Record Resolution

    Scientists have developed novel lenses that enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution in the nanometre regime. Using new materials, the research team led by DESY scientist Saša Bajt from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has perfected the design of specialised X-ray optics and achieved a focus spot size with a diameter of less than ten nanometres.

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LENSES VIDEOS

  • Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer
    Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer

    FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.

  • Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
    Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications

    Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.

  • Precision Optics For Research Applications
    Precision Optics For Research Applications

    In regards to the research market, Zygo focuses on solving their own internal problems through R&D instead of relying on outside research organizations. With their expertise and connections with the research community, the company is able to understand research needs and ensure that products will work in experiments and instrumentation the first time.

  • Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications
    Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications

    The semiconductor market is focused on creating billions of products for consumption. Semiconductor companies turn to Zygo Corporation for their robust processes and constant solutions.

  • High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best
    High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best

    High-speed thermal imaging is vital to many research programs, as is having a robust method for recording and sharing the data. In this video, FLIR introduces the Portable High-Speed Data Recorder (pHSDR) and demonstrates how it can resolve some of the traditional performance limitations that arise from recording straight to a computer hard drive.

  • Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics
    Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics

    SCHOTT is the ideal partner for customers in optical diagnostics due to a wide range of products and services using pristine materials with advanced application experience.

  • Available Autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs
    Available Autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs
    With three unique and fully customizable base designs, autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs offer near-limitless integration possibilities for medical devices.
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