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LENSES WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration
Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration This white paper demonstrates the benefits of using the CLC utility alongside Tamarisk® camera cores in three common integration scenarios.  Continue Reading...
How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design
How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design When laying out a site design for surveillance using currently marketed uncooled thermal cameras, it is important to understand the coverage capability of the cameras under evaluation in terms of field of view and range.   Continue Reading...
Time-Resolved Infrared Multispectral Imaging of Gases
Time-Resolved Infrared Multispectral Imaging of Gases This application note discusses how Telops improved on the nature of gaseous studies through developing a multispectral imaging system that allows 8-channel synchronized acquisition at high frame rates.  Continue Reading...
How To Measure Luminance With Light Meters There seems to be a never-ending list of ways light meters are used in a wide range of industries. These powerful luminance meters give technicians an accurate appraisal of the characteristics of any number of light sources and are used for quality control and other important purposes. By Jay Catral, Technical Sales and Applications Manager, Konica Minolta Sensing  Continue Reading...
Application Note: Ball Lenses For Telecom & Datacom Applications Ball lenses from DSI are affordable, durable and feature very low insertion loss. DSI's new IsoSphere Ball Lenses are scratch-resistant, antireflection (AR) coated, and available in sizes from 200 microns to 10.0 mm diameter  Continue Reading...
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LENSES PRODUCTS

High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50 High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50

Sensors Unlimited offers the SOLO 50 as a high performance focal length lens option for imaging applications in the 0.7 µm to 1.7 µm wavelength range. The lens features a rugged, environmentally sealed design with a manual locking focus able to maintain steady performance when needed.

High-Resolution Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors High-Resolution Xenon-Topaz Lenses For 1.1” Sensors

Schneider Optics presents the new Xenon-Topaz lenses that are suitable for modern 1.1” CCD and CMOS sensors with 12 megapixels and a pixel size up to 3.0 μm. These low-weight compact lenses are fitted with a C-mount, and have a 17.6 mm diameter image circle.

Glass Machining Glass Machining

Abrisa Technologies offers a broad spectrum of glass machining services that can fit nearly every application-specific customer requirement. With CNC processing and other glass fabrication equipment, this company can manufacture a wide variety of glass parts ranging from simple to the most complex designs. Some of the offered processes performed in-house include notching, slotting, grooving, edge grinding, stepped surfaces, hole drilling, circle grinding, polishing, and sandblasting.

Barle High-Resolution 25 mm SWIR Lens Barle High-Resolution 25 mm SWIR Lens

Gooch & Housego's new 25 mm Barle high-resolution lens, for use with short wave infrared cameras, offers optimal SWIR imagery for machine vision and security applications, including remote sensing, fog penetration, and night vision.

Achromats and Lens Systems Achromats and Lens Systems

The LINOS line of achromats and lens systems are ideal for beam focusing, imaging systems, and fiber collimation. They feature minimal spherical aberration, minimal chromatic length aberration, and minimal wavefront distortion between λ /4 and λ /10.

Custom Manufactured Achromats Custom Manufactured Achromats

Achromats are a specialty at LaCroix Optical Co. Our manufacturing engineers will work with production specialists to optimize the manufacturing process utilizing a combination of CNC and conventional manufacturing methods. Special proprietary alignment devices are used to ensure the optical axis of the elements can be maintained to within seconds.

Custom Manufactured Lenses Custom Manufactured Lenses

Our customers design lenses to meet their system requirements. Our expertise is determining the most efficient way to manufacture them. Depending on attributes and quantity, our manufacturing engineers will determine whether to use a conventional, CNC or hybrid method to make the lenses.

Custom Manufactured Aspheres Custom Manufactured Aspheres

For more than 65 years, LaCroix Optical has been a trusted industry leader in manufacturing custom spherical and plano precision optics. They recently expanded their capabilities to include grinding and polishing aspheric surfaces.

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LENSES NEWS

  • Optical Phased Array Technology Could Make Lens-Based Cameras Obsolete
    Optical Phased Array Technology Could Make Lens-Based Cameras Obsolete

    Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a 2D ultra-thin camera that uses an optical phased array (OPA), rather than the curved lenses and mechanical parts of a traditional camera, to capture images.

  • New Virtual Reality Display Uses Optical Mapping To Ease Eye Fatigue
    New Virtual Reality Display Uses Optical Mapping To Ease Eye Fatigue

    A new type of 3D display being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could pave the way for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets that do not cause headaches, nausea and eye fatigue symptoms commonly reported by users.

  • Qioptiq Introduces New UV LINOS F-Theta-Ronar Lens For 340-360nm
    Qioptiq Introduces New UV LINOS F-Theta-Ronar Lens For 340-360nm

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company and global technology leader in delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions, introduces its new telecentric UV LINOS 70mm F-Theta-Ronar Lenses for 340-360nm.

  • Corrective Quartz Lens Achieves Unparalleled X-Ray Laser Focus
    Corrective Quartz Lens Achieves Unparalleled X-Ray Laser Focus

    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.

  • World's First Flat Lens Focusing On Continual Bandwidth Of Colors
    World's First Flat Lens Focusing On Continual Bandwidth Of Colors

    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.

  • Invenios Acquires Varioptic, Liquid Lens Technology
    Invenios Acquires Varioptic, Liquid Lens Technology

    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.

  • Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces
    Making Flat Optical Lenses By Stacking Metasurfaces

    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.

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LENSES VIDEOS

  • RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction
    RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction

    The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.

  • 3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction
    3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction

    The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage
    Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage

    Piezo nanopositioning stages offer high-resolution and scanning speed, making them useful for super-resolution microscopy and optical trapping. The P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stages are designed with a parallel-kinematics arrangement with higher precision and responsiveness compared to nested or stacked multi-axis positioners.

  • What Is Multispectral Imaging?
    What Is Multispectral Imaging?

    Telops offers a variety of high-performance scientific instruments to meet the most demanding research applications. The MS-IR Series of time-resolved, multispectral imagers are able to combine measurements obtained with various attenuation filters to achieve a composite HDR image that shows hot and cold objects at the same time. 

  • Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation
    Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation

    Flexible endoscopes are used in medical procedures where the scope cannot bend. This animation from SCHOTT demonstrates the transmission of light and data through external and internal rigid fiber optic light cables in endoscopy.

  • Endoscopy – Flexible Endoscope Animation
    Endoscopy – Flexible Endoscope Animation

    Flexible endoscopes are used in medical procedures where the scope must be bent inside the body. This animation from SCHOTT demonstrates the transmission of light and data through external and internal flexible fiber optic light cables in endoscopy.

  • Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain
    Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain

    This video shows the principle of photoluminescence in the time domain (pulsed excitation) and in the frequency domain (continuous, modulated excitation) using the pco.flim – a specialized camera for luminescence lifetime measurements in the frequency domain. The corresponding waveforms of light, shaped and delayed by a reflective target and a photoluminescent sample, are visualized.

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