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On demand - Innovation Award Shortlist: Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics

Now available to watch on-demand, discover more about the shortlisted companies in April's Laser World of Photonics Innovation Award. This webcast features the shortlist from the Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics category.



Hear from category winner Glassomer, alongside fellow nominees NIL Technology (about Meta Optical Elements) and Edmund Optics, which will highlight its stemmed laser mirrors.
This webcast is aimed at chief technical officers (CTOs), heads of research and development (R&D), business development teams and representatives from academia wanting to learn about new, exciting technologies that have been acclaimed by an independent jury of industry experts.



Edmund Optics
Dr. Sara Castillo,Laser Optics Sales Specialist
Stemmed Laser Mirrors
Stemmed Laser Mirrors provide low mounting stress on highly reflective, laser line mirrors. They feature a unique stemmed geometry that significantly reduces stress on the reflective surface when mounted by the stem, maintaining surface flatness and minimising reflected wavefront distortion. Mounting flat mirrors by their edges in a kinematic mount imparts stress onto the mirror surface, distorting it and reducing the quality of the reflected wavefront, which is especially noticeable when using high-quality mirrors.

Dorothea Helmer, CEO of Glassomer

Glassomer provides high-purity, high-resolution fused silica glass parts with previously unseen designs for special applications in optics and photonics. The patented Glassomer technology enables energy-efficient production of fused silica glass parts – with nearly arbitrary designs on the nano- to macroscale by industrial-scale injection moulding. This way, Glassomer makes affordable precision glass parts from fused silica for special applications available to its customers.

NIL Technology
Niklas Hansson, Head of Application Engineering

Meta optical elements (MOE)

NILT meta optical elements (MOE) are designed to be a breakthrough in metalens optics. They have an extremely high absolute efficiency of 94 per cent, which is a milestone for the commercial use of metalenses and the first flat lenses that can compete with refractive optics. MOEs from NILT are flatter, thinner, and lighter than refractive lenses, with a lens simplicity not demonstrated before and with efficiencies that compare to refractive solutions.

Robert Roe, technology editor of Electro Optics

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