optics

The Solution to Coating DLC on Chalcogenides

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Chalcogenides offer many advantages that legacy IR materials simply cannot match, but they do require a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating so the optic can withstand the harshest environmental conditions. However, coating chalcogenides with DLC has been notoriously challenging and plagued by adhesion problems and coating defects.  Until now.   

How to manufacture low-cost freeform optics for high-volume imaging applications

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In this whitepaper, we introduce a novel optical replication manufacturing method. We investigate the manufacture and measurement of freeform optics, explain how this high-precision replication manufacturing method works, and outline the benefits this manufacturing solution brings to OEMs and any organisation who wants to benefit from the inclusion of freeform optics at cost and at scale across their imaging applications.

Photonic Solutions offering miniaturised rotary and linear micro-motion modules for smarter product development

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In many of today’s industrial markets there is a continual push for product miniaturization. The M3 family of piezoelectric motion controllers offer unrivalled compactness helping product designers to achieve more compact solutions. Manufactured by New Scale Technologies, the M3 micro-stages and actuators are the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available.

Optics for 5G

Prism technology that’s now a major part of optical communications is finding its way into next-generation lidar systems

Thin Film Interference Filters for LIDAR

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Driven by a multitude of new applications, LIDAR is becoming more efficient, affordable, and accessible than ever. Recent technological advancements have seen dramatically increased accuracy and resolution, even in systems that are small enough to be discretely hidden within the side mirrors of self-driving cars. Thin-film interference filters have kept up with the technology through state-of-the-art design and coating techniques, advanced measurement systems, tight uniformity control, and minimal thermal dependence.

Astronomy on a chip

Professor Dr Martin Roth, at research centre Innofspec Potsdam, discusses the role that fibre Bragg gratings and other photonics components could play in transforming astronomy

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