Case Study: Lens Reverse Engineering
Case Study: Lens Reverse Engineering

Key Takeaways Reverse Optical Engineering is pivotal for recreating or enhancing optical components, especially when original designs are unavailable or are in need of improvement.  This case study showcases the necessary steps in reverse engineering, from customer collaboration and sample testing to optical path simulation and final lens assembly.  Leveraging advanced tools and iterative optimization, […]

Read more
Case Study: Germanium Optical Dome for Drone
Case Study: Germanium Optical Dome for Drone

Key Takeaways: The Optical Dome, particularly those crafted from Germanium, stands as a pivotal component in enhancing the capabilities of drones and other optical systems across various domains.  Its significance is underscored by its ability to safeguard sensitive optical instruments while ensuring minimal impact on performance.  Optics for drone, including infrared cameras, benefit greatly from […]

Read more
Case Study: Custom C-Lens with 1.8mm diameter
Custom C-Lens, 1.8mm DIA, Medical Device

Key Takeaways: Avantier specializes in manufacturing high-performance C-lenses and D-lenses for fiber optics applications, offering advantages like: cost-effectiveness, minimal insertion loss, and a wide operational distance range.  Their expertise ensures consistent, high-quality products which are tailored for diverse environments. Avantier successfully navigated challenges in microscale manufacturing, material selection, surface quality control, and cost-effective mass production.  […]

Read more
Case study: High Precision Domes under High Pressure
High Precision Domes under High Pressure header

Key Takeaways: The optical dome, a critical component in optical systems, features two dome-shaped surfaces that preserve optical performance while shielding cameras and sensors.  Material choice, curvature, coatings, and environmental resilience are key considerations in its design.  Avantier’s project involved optimizing and manufacturing three domes for high-pressure and temperature-differential environments.  This project employed precise materials […]

Read more
Case Study: Wide field of view (FOV) Infrared Lens Design
Infrared lens design

Key takeaways: Aspherical lenses improve optical systems by reducing aberrations and enhancing quality, especially in infrared lens design using materials like chalcogenide glass and germanium.  This case study for a wide field of view and long wavelength infrared lens that initially used spherical lenses found significant benefits by switching to aspherical design, expanding the field […]

Read more
Case Study: Objective Lens for Single Atom Trapping and Imaging
Objective Lens for Single Atom Trapping and Imaging header

Key Takeaways: Avantier designed a custom objective lens for a university department, meeting strict criteria for trapping and imaging single atoms.  The lens features a large numerical aperture (NA) of 0.5, optimal for high-resolution imaging at 780 nm-1064 nm wavelengths.  Its 15mm working distance accommodates two lasers without interference, which is crucial for achieving accurate […]

Read more
Case Study: Aspherized Achromatic Lenses for Detecting the Human Retina
Aspherized Achromatic Lenses header

Case Study: Aspherized Achromatic Lenses for Detecting the Human Retina Introduction Achromatic lenses are employed to reduce, or even eliminate, chromatic aberration, and their design also aids in minimizing spherical aberrations. These lenses are well-suited for various applications, including fluorescence microscopy, image relay, inspection, and spectroscopy. Typically created either by cementing two elements together or […]

Read more