OPTICAL COMPONENTS, COATINGS, & MATERIALS INSIGHTS

fiber Fiber-Q Fiber-Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulator

An acousto-optic modulator manipulates light through a transmission medium. The Fiber-Q component line contains offerings from visible through to 2 µm and is fully customizable to meet application requirements with connectors, high power capability, optical fiber pigtails, and more.

  • It's Not All Done With Mirrors

    G&H acousto-optic deflectors allow for repeatable precision, at ultra-high speed. G&H’s acousto-optic deflectors hit the mark for industry and research alike.

  • Datacenter Interconnect Bandwidth: the Role of Optical Filters and Etalons

    Data center evolution is driving demand for ever-higher data transmission rates, necessitating innovation in data center optical interconnect component design.

  • Lens Specs Matter, So Do Your Homework!

    Engineers are a special breed known for their love of precision and efficiency. So why are there a growing number of emails and phone calls inquiring about lenses without any forethought given to the lens specifications, performance requirements, and system and design context?

  • Application Note: Fused Fiber Optic Components

    Applied in many fields, including avionic and space communications, biomedical instrumentation, fiber laser systems, industrial micromachining, interferometry, lidar, medical diagnostics, sensing, and telecommunications, G&H's fused fiber components play a vital role in aligning and marrying individual cable fibers.

  • What Is An Aspheric Lens?

    Aspheric lenses (or more simply, aspheres) are used in a wide variety of applications as a way to optimize optical performance while ensuring an efficient design. They are characterized by a radius of curvature that varies from the center to the edge of the lens, affording them greater optical functionality.

  • How Smooth Is Smooth? Achieving High-Precision Components

    Because more manufactuters are making high-precision, small-scale components are critical to the function of a host of end products. A company’s livelihood may mandate that the components they use in their products are uniform, definable, and "high-precision."

OPTICAL SOLUTIONS

  • These high-resolution, high-speed lenses are optimized for the use of up to 12 megapixel 1.3" sensors with micro-lenses on the sensor surface. The lenses are also broadband coated and can be used in the visible range 400 to 700 nm or the near-infrared range 700 to 1,000 nm.

  • As a leading crystal grower with decades of electro-optic device design experience, G&H manufactures a comprehensive range of Pockels cells for applications. To complement these, we have developed a range of high quality pockels cell drivers including our Q-series Q-switch drivers and R-series regenerative amplifier drivers.

  • The new Xenon-Jade series is a set of high-end lenses developed with focus on the new sensors like Sony’s Pregius S -Generation 4. The Xenon-Jade lenses are optimized for use in machine vision applications.

  • G&H, a leading crystal grower with decades of electro-optic device design experience, manufactures a comprehensive range of Pockels cells for applications in wavelengths from the UV to the IR.

  • The LETO phase modulator models are based on reflective LCOS microdisplays with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 6.4 μm pixel pitch. The LETO phase only spatial light modulator devices can be used like an external monitor using the standard HDMI interface of the graphics card. No additional software or special hardware is needed to operate the SLM.

  • Powell lenses are laser line generators that shape a laser beam into a straight line with uniform power distribution. They can be found in machine vision lasers and sensors for 3D triangulation.

  • The new 30-385mm and 50-700mm f/5.5 lenses enable longer detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges with a compelling combination of performance, reliability and cost, specially designed for anti-drone applications and ideal for long range observation and surveillance systems with vehicle detection range capabilities exceeding 22km.

  • PG&O’s new sapphire optics operate from the visible out to the infrared spectral wavelengths. The thermal- and scratch-resistant substrate is exceptionally durable and able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions and temperature variations.

OPTICAL NEWS

OPTICAL VIDEOS

  • How To Clean Your Laser Optics

    Cleaning laser optics follows the same steps as the quality inspection at LASER COMPONENTS. In almost forty years, we have gained experience in this process, and we are happy to share it with you. Follow these tips and tricks and you will be able to maintain the same quality standards as our optics production.

  • Video: Schneider Kreuznach Industrial Optics

    Robust precision-engineered solutions. When it comes to optical and precision mechanical components for machine vision, we set the standard. Like no other manufacturer we understand the exact requirements that optical components for industrial applications have to meet – because we ourselves manufacture according to the same strict criteria.

  • Video: Schneider Kreuznach - Catch the Light

    For a hundred years, the Schneider-Kreuznach brand has stood for cutting-edge technology made in Germany. As an innovative developer and manufacturer of high performance lenses, industrial optical equipment, and precision engineering, we represent excellence in products and processes. Let us show you the many facets of Schneider Kreuznach.

  • Video: Lightweight, Reduced SWaP, Infrared Zoom Lenses For Cooled MWIR/Uncooled LWIR Cameras

    Designed specifically for use in unmanned aerial vehicles, payloads, drones and hand-held devices. The outstanding optomechanical design ensures that it is the smallest, lightest and most compact lens on the market today, whilst still achieving the highest levels of IR thermal imaging performance.

  • Video: StingRay NightCrawlIR

    G&H NightCrawlIR™ series utilizes unique aperture specific foreoptics and a modular base to maximize performance, while staying budget-friendly. These lenses are purpose-built from the ground up for the demands of high resolution applications.