Live From SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011: Jenoptik's OEM Capabilities

Source: Jenoptik

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Ray Malcom, VP of Sales and Marketing, leads off this video with a brief overview of Jenoptik’s range of engineering and manufacturing capabilities for classical optics, polymer optics, and micro-optics, then turns to three others to give more information.

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Video Transcript

Ray Malcom: Jenoptik is here at Optics and Photonics showing our OEM capabilities, our broad range of engineering and manufacturing capabilities for classical optics, polymer optics, and micro-optics.

On the classical optics side, we provide both components and tested lens assemblies from our facilities in the U.S. and Germany. On the micro-optics side, we run quantities from a few thousand to the tens of millions a year. We have the ability for systems that include electronics, polymer optics, and mechanical interface. So, I’ll let Tim Lindsey talk a little bit about the micro-optics products.

Tim Lindsey: What we’re showing here at the Jenoptik booth is our capabilities of making wafer scale micro-optics. Specifically, our capabilities of making micro-optics using the wafer scale technology leveraging grayscale photolithography capabilities is etching micro-optics from the deep UV all the way up to the longwave infrared.

We have extensive experience making products in traditional materials like glass and silicon, but also materials like germanium, gallium arsenide, zinc selenide, gallium phosphide, and, more specifically, calcium fluoride.

You can see through the range of capabilities here, we start making wafers. In those wafers we make lenses and diffractive optics, but we can also integrate things like apertures, chromium apertures, and specific AR coatings for all different types of applications, including semiconductor, defense/security, healthcare, and life sciences, as well as military and aerospace.

So, if you’re looking to make your product more lightweight and more efficient, the micro-optics capability is a unique capability offered here at Jenoptik.

Speaker3: With conventional optics, we’re typically taking customer requirements, which may be an optical prescription that needs to be built. It may just be optical performance characteristics or it could be complete drawing sets, and we’re designing and testing systems - infrared metrics test, MTF test.

We do a wide variety of applications – UV-visible, machine vision, flight optics, for wide field of view, and life science research for fluorescents imaging. It all depends on customer capabilities or requirements.

Speaker4: This table represents some of the products that are manufactured from Optical Electronics Systems, a business unit of Jenoptik. Here you are seeing some of the products that are manufactured with our injection-molding technologies. This solar-concentrated optic is on the large end of the products that we manufacture.

We participate in the solid state lighting market. Here is representation of some of the injection-molded optics for that market. We go through and look at some of the lens arrays that are also injection-molded, CPC-type optics.

Then we can look down through the portfolio of products that are represented here to show you some of the smaller types of optics that are molded. These lenses are 0.3 mm in diameter, diffractive optics. Then the overall process of supporting the module complete.

So, there’s not just the injection-molded or polymer-based optics and optics systems, but also full integration with the electronics, the sensors, the packaging, and then active or passive alignment with the optic systems.