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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. Accurately gauging range performance from the onset of the site design may allow one to avoid unintended and pricey rework costs later. The following white paper explores the various determinants that are needed for thermal...  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-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.

Precision Lenses Precision Lenses

OPCO’s precision lenses are comprised of fused silica, low and high index glass, silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), sapphire, calcium fluoride (CaF2), magnesium fluoride (MgF2), and zinc selenide (ZnSe).

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LENSES NEWS

  • Invenios Acquires Varioptic, Liquid Lens Technology
    Invenios Acquires Varioptic, Liquid Lens Technology

    Invenios LLC, an advanced technology micro-fabrication foundry specializing in glass structuring, micro glass packaging and glass bonding is a world leader in providing consumables and devices for gene sequencing, bio-medical, sensor, electronic and optical applications announced recently that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Varioptic, previously a Business Unit of Parrot Drones SAS for an undisclosed amount.

  • Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces
    Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces

    Engineers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have successfully demonstrated how to stack metasurfaces to form flat optical lenses that can be mass-produced and integrated with electronics and image sensors.

  • Qioptiq Introduces Fetura+ High-Speed Zoom Lens System
    Qioptiq Introduces Fetura+ High-Speed Zoom Lens System

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduced the Fetura+™ Advanced Zoom Lens enabling high speed and reliable optical performance for the machine vision and inspection markets. Fetura+ features a unique linear rail design coupled with precision optics to enable it to travel through the 12.5:1 zoom range in less than one second. Due to this unique design, Fetura+ offers a service life in excess of one million cycles and delivers exacting repeatability in any orientation.

  • Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors
    Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.

  •  “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose
    “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose

    Scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have developed a new approach to glucose-sensing contact lenses by integrating an optical sensor. Though the correlation between glucose levels in tear samples and traditional blood samples is not yet established, the researchers said that their “smart” contact lens prototype demonstrates the versatility of their biosensing technology and a possible non-invasive alternative to existing glucose monitors.

  • Robotiq And Varioptic Announce The Availability Of The Robotiq Camera

    Robotiq and Varioptic announce the availability of the Robotiq Camera specifically designed for Universal Robots.

  • Microscan, Varioptic Launch Autofocus MicroHAWK ID-30 and ID-40 Barcode Readers
    Microscan, Varioptic Launch Autofocus MicroHAWK ID-30 and ID-40 Barcode Readers

    Microscan and Varioptic announce the availability of autofocus MicroHAWK ID-30 and ID-40 Barcode Readers. The MicroHAWK is the world’s smallest platform for barcode reading to advanced machine vision.

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LENSES VIDEOS

  • A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras
    A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras

    High-speed camera users demand cameras that work accurately under the harshest environmental conditions, making reliability and operational capability crucial considerations in scientific cameras. This video shows a combustion analysis application, using a pco.dimax high-speed camera, at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. PCO’s camera acquired exceptionally detailed images due to its sensor’s superior light sensitivity, despite poor lighting conditions.

  • Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications
    Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications

    Gooch & Housego manufactures precision optical components in numerous aspherical and spherical shapes, and in a wide variety of materials for commercial and military imaging applications. Each optic is completely manufactured and coated in-house via traditional methods, and modern, high-technology methods such as MRF and diamond turning techniques.

  • Video Results For Helmet Tangential Strain
    Video Results For Helmet Tangential Strain

    This video displays the results of a helmet’s tangential strain from impact.

  • Video Results Of Helmet Displacement
    Video Results Of Helmet Displacement

    This video displays the results of a helmet’s displacement from impact.

  • Video Results Of Helmet With DIC Principle Strain
    Video Results Of Helmet With DIC Principle Strain

    This video shows the digital image correlation (DIC) results of the principle strain in a helmet’s impact.

  • Video Results Of Helmet Without DIC
    Video Results Of Helmet Without DIC

    The video displays a helmet impact at 3,333 fps without digital image correlation (DIC).

  • Mach Diamonds: Winner Of “Excellent Slow Motion” Award
    Mach Diamonds: Winner Of “Excellent Slow Motion” Award

    Mach disks, or “shock diamonds,” are the result of standing shockwaves caused by abrupt pressure changes, usually only seen in the under expanded flow of gas from a jet engine. As the winner of the “Excellent Slow Motion Award” at ICHSIP 31 in Osaka, Japan, this video sequence shows the liftoff of a pressurized PET drink bottle from a toy rocket captured with a Phantom Camera at 50,000 fps, and slowed for viewing by factor of 2,000.

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