Hybrid Molded Glass Lenses
Nov 2004LightPath Technologies Inc.Request Info
Correct Chromatic AberrationsORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17 -- LightPath Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of precision-molded aspheric optics, Gradium glass products, fiber optic beam delivery systems and optical isolators, has announced a new line of optical products for correcting chromatic aberrations caused by wavelength variations. These new glass molded aspheric-diffractive lenses, also called hybrid lenses, can be used in a variety of wavelengths and applications, including medical endoscopes, tunable lasers used in communications and lens systems for CCD cameras. The company said the application targets for this technology are color correction in the visible spectrum and minimizing wavelength aberrations in the near-infrared region.
Edward Patton, LightPath's vice president of marketing, said, "These new molded aspheric glass lens designs will allow customers to correct optical aberrations caused by variations in wavelength using only a singlet glass lens. Typically, the solution for this problem has been to use an achromatic doublet or triplet (if even greater correction is needed), but by using LightPath's unique precision molded aspheric-diffractive hybrid lenses, customers can fix these issues in a single molded glass lens, reducing weight, volume and parts count. LightPath has its first product (LightPath PN # 350782C) in production to correct aberrations over the C and L bands for communications and is designing a new lens for the endoscopy market to enable lighter more compact designs for visible wavelengths."
This new lens type is currently available for production from LightPath for integration into OEM designs. PHOTONICS
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LightPath Technologies, Inc.
2603 Challenger Tech Court, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32826