Lenses News

  1. Corrective Quartz Lens Achieves Unparalleled X-Ray Laser Focus
    3/2/2017

    Scientists report that custom-manufactured corrective quartz glasses fitted to a standard lens can focus X-ray beams to an unparalleled concentration, approaching the theoretical limit.

  2. World's First Flat Lens Focusing On Continual Bandwidth Of Colors
    2/9/2017

    Harvard engineers have built the first achromatic metalens (AML) that operates over a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green, through a technique called dispersion engineering and via an ultra thin array of nanopillars.

  3. Invenios Acquires Varioptic, Liquid Lens Technology
    1/6/2017

    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.

  4. Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces
    12/28/2016

    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.

  5. Qioptiq Introduces Fetura+ High-Speed Zoom Lens System
    11/1/2016

    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.

  6. Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors
    10/27/2016

    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.

  7. “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose
    9/30/2016

    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.

  8. Robotiq And Varioptic Announce The Availability Of The Robotiq Camera
    7/15/2016

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

  9. Microscan, Varioptic Launch Autofocus MicroHAWK ID-30 and ID-40 Barcode Readers
    7/13/2016

    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.

  10. 3D-Printed Camera Small Enough To Be Injected Through a Syringe
    7/1/2016

    German scientists have produced a camera, using additive manufacturing with a femtosecond laser printer, capable of building free-form optics. Researchers claim that technology opens possibilities for micro- or nano-optical devices, such as endoscopes and mini-robots with autonomous vision, and paves the way for a “paradigm shift” in medical imaging that could be injected into the body through a syringe.