High-precision Aspheres and Acylinders

The use of aspheres and acylinders offers substantial advantages: minimization of aberrations, increase in efficiency, reduction of optical elements and weight of the optical system.

With its unique molding technique, INGENERIC combines cost effectiveness with highest serial precision. Molded optics can be structured/curved on one or both sides with a large degree of geometrical freedom and a flexible lateral contour. The lateral dimensions range approximately from 2.0 mm to 5.0 mm. Structures in the sub-millimeter range are feasible.

Acylinders with larger dimensions are manufactured by INGENERIC’s well-proven grinding and polishing technology. The dimensions of these large acylinders can reach 60.0 mm in length and 120.0 mm in height. This technology is particularly adept for the manufacture of fused silica optics for applications with high power densities.
  • Advantages
  • superior image quality
  • freedom of design
  • free form surfaces
  • integrated alignment features
  • highest level of precision and uniformity
  • volume production
  • highest serial reproducibility
  • advantageous price-performance ratio
 

Quality

INGENERIC ensures a substantial quality insurance throughout the whole manufacturing process. From the incoming component inspection to the precise final control of each processed item, all steps are recorded. If required a customized test set-up can be realized to ensure that there will be no deviation from the measured characteristics when the optic is subsequently used in industrial practice

Customized Aspheres and Acylinders


 

Aspheres / Spheres < 5.0 mm

Capabilities and Tolerances
Products_Aspheres-Aspheres

Example Products:

Lens type
d (mm)ApertureCT (mm)EFL (mm)EFL toleranceForm accuracyMaterial
ASPH-PL-CX-R1.91
4.2 x 4.2
rectangular
2.0

2.4
< 0.1%
< 260 nm
K-VC89
ASPH-PL-CX-9.5
5.6
round
3.0
9.5
< 0.03 %
< 97 nm
K-VC89

 

Acylinders

Capabilities and Tolerances
Products_Aspheres-Acylinders

Example Products:

Lens typeL [mm]H [mm]

CT (mm)EFL (mm)EFL toleranceForm accuracyMaterial
ACYL-PL-CX-123
20.049.09.0
123.0< 0.1%< 400 nmfused silica
ACYL-PL-CX-R705.6120.0
35.0155.0< 0.2 %< 600 nmfused silica