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Engineering and technical resources to aid in the development, design, and manufacturing of precision optical components and lens assemblies.

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How to Save Time (and Money) When Specifying Optical Glass

The glass types selected for an optical component or system can have a noticeable impact on price, lead time (both…read more

Biometrics imaging

Taking The Lead

Challenge: A global company that builds world-class products for scanning solutions discovered a problem after moving a product from the…read more

Optical Lenses

Troubleshooting a Challenging Performance Issue

Challenge: JML Optical was contracted to make in high volumes a customer-designed, precision optical assembly for an FDA-regulated medical device….read more

Aerial photography

Design Hits New Performance Heights

Challenge: An international aerial imaging company approached JML with a new lens assembly concept that required design and fabrication expertise….read more

Imaging scanning applications

Going Beyond the Quote

Challenge: A long-time biometrics client requested a quote for a higher quantity of their usual go-to JML lens for use…read more

Precision optical engineer at work

Innovation In Manufacturing

Challenge: The concave-plano coated mirror included a center hole with extremely tight tolerances for concentricity and a “no chips allowed”…read more

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Manufacturing Tolerances

Once a satisfactory design has been achieved, the optical element must be fabricated. The fabrication process determines the final shape…read more

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MTF Evaluation

Up to this point, this discussion has considered the performance of the optical system only in terms of image location….read more

Third Order Seidel Aberrations

Third-Order Seidel Aberrations

The derivations of the previous equations for the object, image and focal distances assumed n1θ1 = n2θ2. However, Snell’s Law…read more

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Theories & Formulas

Sign Conventions Before proceeding with the methods of analysis for an imaging system, a few sign conventions must be established….read more

Positive And Negative Components

Positive & Negative Components

Two general types of optical components can be defined in terms of their effect on an incident-light beam. Let a…read more

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

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