In high-resolution applications, each individual component is essential while at the same time, the interaction of all components is crucial. Qioptiq offers lenses for line applications that come prepared for use with beam splitters in coaxial bright-field illumination, as well as the corresponding beam-splitter module, to enable the use of coaxial reflected light in high-res applications.
At high resolutions in the range of 5 µm and lower in combination with optical magnifications > 1, a beam splitter prism is the best option for creating functional coaxial illumination. Because the accuracy of the prism and its positioning in the beam path are subject to very stringent requirements, Qioptiq has developed a prism module that is ideally suited for use with inspec.x L lenses. It is easy to mount on the objective and also offers azimuthal alignment.
This prism module features the high industrial quality that is standard at Qioptiq. Moreover, it is optimized for the use of light guides and equipped with a universal interface that enables connection of any commercial line illumination with the corresponding adapter.
Initial use at customer locations has shown outstanding test results both for the imaging quality of the overall system and for ease of operation. All in all, this is an excellent example of German engineering in precision optics.
This module can be used in scanning applications at resolutions that up to now were the exclusive realm of microscopes.
Qioptiq designs and manufactures photonic products and solutions that serve a wide range of markets and applications in the areas of medical and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, defense and aerospace, and research and development. The company is known for its high-quality standard components, products and instruments, its custom modules and assemblies, its leading-edge innovation, its precision manufacturing and its responsive global resourcing. Through a series of acquisitions, Qioptiq has an impressive history and pedigree, and benefits from having integrated the knowledge and experience of Avimo, Gsänger, LINOS, Optem, Pilkington, Point Source, Rodenstock, Spindler & Hoyer and others. Qioptiq has a worldwide presence with locations throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, employs over 2,100 people, and generated revenues of approximately US$380M in 2010. For more information, visit www.qioptiq.com