Archive for the ‘Custom Optics’ Category

What are Freeform Optics?

Key Takeaways Freeform optics are custom-designed optical components with irregular surfaces for precise light manipulation. Unlike traditional, symmetrical lenses, freeform optics offer unique benefits: Compactness and weight reduction: By combining multiple elements into one, freeform optics enable miniaturized devices. Enhanced performance: They effectively correct aberrations for sharper focus, wider fields of view, and improved image […]

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Large Optics: Advantages and Challenges

Large Optics Sometimes bigger is just better. And when you really need a large optic, there’s no small optic that can substitute. But large optics are expensive, and not just a little more. When you scale up the size of an optic beyond a certain point, expect the cost to increase exponentially rather than simply […]

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Types of Micro Optics

Key Takeaways: Micro-optics are essential in diverse fields, from microscopy to laser devices. Types of micro optics such as microlens arrays, microspheres, and micro mirrors serve specific functions like focusing light and steering light beams. Advanced manufacturing and precise metrology are crucial for producing high-quality micro-optical components, provided by companies like Avantier. Types of Micro […]

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Case Study:Micro Prism For Precise Light Manipulation

Key Takeaways: The Micro Prism Optical component focuses on developing micro prism lenses for precise light manipulation in optical systems. Micro prisms, made of materials like glass or plastics, are crucial in imaging devices, laser systems, and sensors.  The project’s goals include creating high-precision lenses compatible with diverse optical setups, optimizing manufacturing for quality and […]

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Introducing Microlens Arrays

Microlens Arrays What if you could bring the power of nature’s compound eyes to your optical assembly— in a tiny package 10 mm x 10 mm? It turns out, you can! Whether you need to homogenize light from line-narrowed excimer lasers or high power LEDS, microlens arrays can give you the high efficiency and non-gaussian […]

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Developments in Freeform Optics

Freeform Optics: Advances and Developments While most traditional optics have constant curvatures and are rotationally symmetric, freeform optics break all the norms. And there’s a very good reason they do.  Design flexibility and many degrees of freedom  mean a freeform optic can achieve optical mapping relationships that aren’t possible with your ordinary symmetric optic. When […]

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Infrared Sensors and Optics for Drones 

Key takeaways: Optics for drones have evolved significantly, offering high-quality imaging even in challenging environments. Infrared sensors play a vital role, aiding in tasks like wildlife tracking and thermal imaging. Drones find applications across industries, from agriculture to cinematography to defense. Choosing drone optics involves considering factors like reliability, environmental conditions, weight, and power consumption. […]

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 Advantage of Optical Domes

Advantage of Optical Domes Optical domes play an important part in many optical systems, protecting delicate components from harsh environmental conditions. Maybe you need to produce high-quality images of deep sea organisms. You’ve got the delicate underwater camera that will produce the high resolution imagery you need, but you need something  that will enable them […]

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Optics for LiDAR and Sensing

Optics for LiDAR and sensing Key Takeaways LIDAR technology has seen huge advances in recent years.  Different applications require different types of lasers  Custom optics can enable you to create a LIDAR system optimized for your application.  Optics for LIDAR and sensing are far more affordable today than they were just ten years ago, and […]

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Precision Micro Prisms for Advanced Optical Systems

Key Takeaways: Avantier specializes in micro prisms, invisible to the naked eye yet vital for society’s development.  These prisms, made from precision-cut prism glass, enable light bending for optical equipment, aiding in miniaturization and lightweighting. Avantier’s technology creates (ultra-small) micro prisms (<3 mm) customized for diverse environments.  The production process involves cutting, grinding, polishing, and […]

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