News | June 12, 2018

MKS Announces New Family Of Ophir® SupIR Lenses Optimized For 10-12 Micron Pixel Size Uncooled Cameras

Source: Ophir Optics Group
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Paris, France – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® SupIR family of compact infrared lenses, designed for use in 10-12µm pixel size uncooled cameras, at Eurosatory 2018. The new collection includes 11 lenses optimized to meet reduced size, weight, and power (SWaP) standards. They deliver high MTF and range from 2.4mm f/1.0 athermalized fixed focus, to the new LightIR 15-75mm f/1.2 motorized continuous zoom, with fields of view (FOV) from 91.9 to 2.4 degrees. The lenses work with a variety of camera formats, including VGA, QVGA, and XGA. They are targeted for use in air, marine, and land applications, such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), perimeter surveillance, handheld devices, and drones.

According to Yitzhak Raif, VP/ GM, Ophir Optics Group, “The latest market trend is a shift to smaller, 10-12µm pixel size cameras. To address the needs of these next generation devices, we've worked with major camera manufacturers to refine our designs. The new collection of lenses responds to demanding SWaP standards. This results in a reduction in the size of the optical element, as well as a shortened focal length and longer detection range.”

The Ophir SupIR infrared lenses are available now. OEM prices available on request.

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About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control technology, ozone generation and delivery, power, reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, lasers, photonics, sub-micron positioning, vibration control, optics and laser-based manufacturing solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense. Additional information can be found at

About the Ophir Brand

Ophir is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. The Ophir product portfolio consists of laser and LED measurement products, including laser power and energy meters, laser beam profilers measuring femto-watt to hundred-kilowatt lasers, high-performance IR and visible optical elements, IR thermal imaging lenses and zoom lenses for defense and commercial applications, OEM and replacement high-quality optics and sub-assemblies for CO2 and high-power fiber laser material processing applications. Ophir products enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense markets. For more information, visit

Source: MKS Instruments, Inc.