Archive for the ‘Custom Optics’ Category

Understanding Spherical Mirrors: Deep Guide

Key Takeaways: Spherical mirrors come in two types – concave and convex, with distinct curvatures that affect how light rays behave. Understanding terms like center of curvature, pole, and focal length is crucial for grasping the behavior of spherical mirrors.  The mirror equation simplifies how images are formed, making it easier to understand and apply […]

Read more

The Complete Guide to Aspheric Lens

  Product Highlights: Aspheric lenses correct spherical aberration, improving image quality. They feature varying curvature, unlike spherical lenses and spherical elements enhancing, enhancing precision.  Manufacturing methods include precision glass molding, precision polishing, and diamond turning, each with unique benefits and limitations. Material selection depends on application needs and manufacturing process compatibility.  Avantier offers comprehensive custom […]

Read more

Case Study – Microlens Arrays for UV, VIS, and NIR video imaging cameras

     Key Takeaways The project focuses on microlens arrays, which arrange multiple lenses on a substrate for precise light control in applications like lighting, imaging, and photonics.  The substrate’s material flexibility and strategic lens arrangement enable versatility. This initiative targets UV, VIS, and NIR video imaging cameras with broad wavelength coverage.  Avantier excels in […]

Read more

Replacing Spherical Lens with Aspheric Lens

       Key Takeaways Aspheric lenses possess a variable radius of curvature, allowing for a gradual change in shape that corrects optical aberrations effectively.  Aspheric lenses provide superior aberration control, enabling optical designers to use fewer elements, simplifying assembly and reducing system size and weight. Recent advancements in grinding and polishing techniques, particularly for […]

Read more

Case Study: Two-Aspheric Cemented Lenses for Enhanced Image Clarity in Ophthalmic Examinations

       Key Takeaways Avantier manufactures a two-aspheric cemented lens by combining two aspheric lenses, which corrects aberrations and enhances optical performance.  Specifically designed for innovative eyepieces in ophthalmic examinations, these lenses excel in minimizing distortions to improve image quality and clarity, making them suitable for various fields.  The project focused on achieving high […]

Read more

Understanding Concave and Convex Mirrors: A Simple Guide

Understanding Concave and Convex Mirrors: A Simple Guide Mirrors can either have a plane surface or a curved surface. These two surfaces correspond with two types of mirrors, respectively: a plane mirror or a spherical mirror. Plane mirrors have a flat reflective surface and reflect light without distorting the image. It follows the law of […]

Read more

Exploring Applications of Optical Polarization – Part 3

Exploring Applications of Optical Polarization – Part 3 Introduction Optical polarization is a phenomenon where light waves oscillate in a specific direction, leading to various applications across a wide range of fields. Understanding and controlling polarization has become a crucial aspect of modern technology, with applications that extend far beyond the realm of traditional optics. […]

Read more

Understanding Optical Polarization – Part 2

Understanding Optical Polarization: Polarizers and Waveplates Explained – Part 2 Polarization is a fundamental property of light, crucial in optics and various applications. It involves the orientation of the electric field vector in a light wave as it propagates. Reflective Polarizers: Transmit desired polarization while reflecting others. Examples: Wire grid polarizers, Brewster’s angle-based polarizers. Applications: […]

Read more

What is Optical Polarization

What is Optical Polarization? Optical polarization, a crucial aspect of optics, involves intricate interactions between light and matter.  While optical design typically focuses on wavelength and intensity, polarization’s subtle influence is widespread, impacting applications from stress analysis to LCD screens.  Polarization’s omnipresence stems from its ability to modulate light-matter interactions. Linear, circular, and elliptical polarizations […]

Read more

Case Study : Large Prisms

     Key Takeaways The article introduces large prisms, which are vital in scientific research, medical imaging, communication, and laser processing.  A project employing these prisms for entertainment and research uses red, green, and blue lasers to enhance optical communication efficiency.  In manufacturing large prisms, there are challenges such as: complex processes, material selection, and […]

Read more