Technical Documents

Molded Asphere Optics


Applications Note: Using Precision Molded Aspheres (PDF 363 KB)

Aspheric Lens Cross-Reference for New Glass Types (PDF 35 KB)

Molded Optics - Design and Manufacture Co-authored by Alan Symmons - VP of Engineering (link)

Precision Molded Glass Challenges Plastic Optics (PDF 526 KB)

Alan Symmons, Bryan Auz, "Design Considerations and Manufacturing Limitations of Insert Precision Glass Molding (IPGM)," Polymer Optics and Molded Glass Optics: Design, Fabrication, and Materials II, edited by David H. Krevor, William S. Beich, Michael P. Schaub, Stefan M. Bäumer, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8489, 84890H · © 2012 SPIE · doi: 10.1117/12.932253 (PDF 2.75 MB)

Lou Mertus, Alan Symmons, "Implications of Diamond-Turned vs. Diamond Ground Mold Fabrication Techniques on Precision-Molded Optics," Polymer Optics and Molded Glass Optics: Design, Fabrication, and Materials II, edited by David H. Krevor, William S. Beich, Michael P. Schaub, Stefan M. Bäumer, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8489, 848902 · © 2012 SPIE · doi: 10.1117/12.927771 (PDF 1.08 MB)

 

Infrared Optics


Jacklyn Novak, Ray Pini, William V. Moreshead, Erik Stover, Alan Symmons, "Investigation of Index of Refraction Changes in Chalcogenide Glasses During Molding Processes," Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications X, edited by David A. Huckridge, Reinhard Ebert, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8896, 889602 · © 2013 SPIE · doi: 10.1117/12.2028902 (PDF 452 KB)

Alan Symmons, Ray Pini, "A Practical Approach to LWIR Wafer Level Optics for Thermal Imaging Systems," Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, edited by Bjørn F. Andresen, Gabor F. Fulop, Charles M. Hanson, Paul R. Norton, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8704, 870425 · © 2013 SPIE CCC code: 0277-786X/13/$18 · doi: 10.1117/12.2015254 (PDF 593KB)

Material Property Qualification for BD-2 Chalcogenide Glass (PDF 541KB)

William V. Moreshead, Jacklyn Novak,Alan Symmons, "An Investigation of Material Properties for a Selection of Chalcogenide Glasses for Precision Glass Molding," Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IX, edited by David A. Huckridge, Reinhard R. Ebert, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8541, 854102 · © 2012 SPIE · doi: 10.1117/12.970433 (PDF 2.6 MB)

Design & Fabrication of Thermal Imaging Optics Using Precison Chalcogenide Glass Molding (PDF 200 KB)

Using Molded Chalcogenide Glass Technology to Reduce Cost in a Wide-Angle Thermal Imaging Lens (PDF 422 KB)

Molding Aspheric Lenses for Low-Cost Production Versus Diamond Turning Lenses (PDF 45 KB)

Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Chalcogenide Molded Optics (PDF 285 KB)

Chalcogenide and Germanium Hybrid Optics (PDF 296 KB)

 

Fiber Collimators


A Technology Based on CO2 Lasers for Surface Finishing and Direct Fiber Fusion of Beam Delivery Optics (PDF 397 KB)

Gradium Lenses


Using Gradium Glass in High Power Lasers: Tips and Tricks (PDF 1.44 MB)

Improving Laser Beam Delivery by Incorporating Axial-Gradient Optics (PDF 2.1 MB)

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