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Global CapabilitiesWe manufacture optical assemblies and components in our US facility in Rochester, NY and with our off-shore manufacturing partners.

Our component manufacturing capabilities include spherical (singlets, achromats/doublets), plano (windows, mirrors, beamsplitters, prisms) and cylindrical optics.  Multi-element lens assemblies incorporate the optical components we and our off-shore partners manufacture.

Below are summaries of our current manufacturing capabilities for:

We also provide thin film coating services including standard and custom coatings.

Capabilities Details

Design and Engineering Thin Film Coating

Metrology & Environmental Testing

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Spherical Optics – Capabilities and Tolerances

Size Range: 4mm – 500mm

Material Types: all the optical glasses, fused silica and Zerodur™

Volume Range: Prototype to Production Quantities

Parameter Standard Tolerance Precision Tolerance Manufacturing Limit
Index of Refraction +/- 0.0005 +/- 0.0005 Melt Controlled
Diameter (mm) +0.00/-0.10 +0.00/-0.025 +0.00/-0.013
Center Thickness (mm) +/-0.10 +/-0.05 +0.00/-0.03
Power-Irregularity (fringes) 5-1 3-1/2 1-1/10
Centration (Total Included Angle in   ARC minutes) 1 1 0.5
Scratch-Dig 60-40 40-20 10-5
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Cylindrical Optics – Capabilities and Tolerances

Types of Cylinders: singlets   doublets   triplets   anamorphic
  plano-concave   plano-convex   sphero-cylindrical 
  symmetric-convex   symmetric-convex
Size Range: 3mm – 635mm
Material Types: all the optical glasses, fused silica and quartz
Volume Range: prototype to production quantities

 

     Tolerances – Manufacturing Limits

Surface Flatness: 1/10 wave
Dimensional: ± 0.025 mm
Thickness: +0.000/-0.025 mm
Centration: < 30 arc seconds
Wedge: < 30 arc seconds
Parallelism: < 1 arc minute
Scratch-Dig: 10-5
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Plano/Plane/Flat Optics – Capabilities and Tolerances

Sizes Range: 4mm – 400mm

Material Types: all the optical glasses, fused silica and Zerodur™

Volume Range: Prototype to Production Quantities

 Parameter  Standard Tolerance  Precision Tolerance  Manufacturing Limit
Index of Refraction  +/-0.0005   +/-0.0005  Melt Controlled
Diameter (mm)  +0.00/-0.18 rounds+/-0.25 squares  +0.00/-0.025 rounds+/-0.10 squares  +0.00/-0.013 rounds+/-0.05 squares
Thickness (mm)  +/-0.10 +/-0.05  +/-0.025
Flatness (waves)  1/4  1/10  1/20
Scratch-Dig 60-40 40-20 10-5
Parallelism (Arc min) 2 0.5 2 Arc seconds
Angular (Arc min) 3 1 1.5 Arc seconds
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Multi-Element and Component Assembly Tolerances – including optics

assembled in a nitrogen environment

Parameter  Standard Tolerance Manufacturing Limit
Lens Centration within the Barrel/Cell (mm)  +/-0.0375  +/-0.0200
Lens Group Centration within the Barrel/Cell (mm)  +/-0.0375  +/-0.0200
Airspace between Elements in a Barrel (mm)  +/-0.0250  +/-0.0127
Doublet Centration (mm)  +/-0.0375  +/-0.0200
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