Thermal Imaging Lenses
Jun 2010LightPath Technologies Inc.Request Info
ORLANDO, Fla., June 15, 2010 — LightPath Technologies has introduced f/1.0 athermalized long wavelength infrared lens assemblies with a 10.65-mm focal length.
Developed for uncooled infrared sensors using 8- to 12-µm infrared signatures, the lenses are designed as the primary optics for thermal imagers in a wide variety of applications including homeland security, firefighting, predictive maintenance and driver vision enhancement systems in automobiles.
The new lens assembly integrates proprietary Black Diamond molded chalcogenide infrared lenses that are a lower cost substitute for high-volume diamond-turned germanium and zinc selenide optics.
The optomechanical design combined with the material properties of Black Diamond glasses provide athermalization for temperature stability from -40 to 85 oC without adding additional cost.