Lenses News

  1. 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.

  2. 3D-Printed Camera Small Enough To Be Injected Through a Syringe

    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.

  3. Varioptic Introduces New Liquid Lens With Increased Operating Temperature Range

    Varioptic, a Business Unit of Parrot Drones SAS, announces today the availability of a new variable focus liquid lens, with extended operating temperature range, the Arctic 25H series.

  4. High-Resolution Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors

    Schneider-Kreuznach announces the availability of new Xenon-Topaz lenses. These low-weight compact lenses are fitted with a C-mount and are suitable for modern 1.1” CCD and CMOS sensors with 12 megapixels and a pixel size of up to 3.0 μm. The image circle has a 17.6 mm diameter.

  5. DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates

    DSI now offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. They also provide extremely conformal and seamless coatings on a wide variety of substrates including glass, ceramics, and metals with their company’s proprietary LPCVD high-temperature process. DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE’s BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 & Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

  6. Optical Surfaces Aspheric Lenses And Mirrors

    Using proprietary production techniques, Optical Surfaces Ltd is a supplier of aspheric parabolic mirrors with off-axis angles approaching 30° and focal lengths as short as 100 millimetres (mm).

  7. ‘Cloaking’ Device Uses Ordinary Lenses To Hide Objects Across Range Of Angles

    Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view.

  8. TECHSPEC Germanium Meniscus Lenses Provide Superior Spherical Correction

    Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces its new TECHSPEC Germanium Meniscus Lenses.

  9. Umicore Launches New Affordable Lenses For Night Vision

    Umicore is launching two new revolutionary infrared lenses at the SPIE DSS exhibition in Baltimore, USA this year.

  10. Liquid Crystal 'Flowers' Into Lenses

    A 3-D, liquid-crystal array shaped like a flower can be used as a lens similar to an insect’s compound eye, a team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists has found.