Custom Lens Design and Manufacturing

Custom Optical Manufacturing

Custom Lenses, Precision Manufacturing

Jenoptik Optical Systems specializes in manfuacturing and development of tested precision optical systems on aggressive schedules to customers in Life Science Research, Defense & Security, Semiconductor, and Entertainment markets. With 140 employees across two US manufacturing facilities, we are positioned to support your project starting with optical design though hardware qualification and into volume manufacturing.

Innovative cost effective solutions

Jenoptik's unique expertise in design and production of microoptics, polymer optics and conventional systems allows for the possibility of a broad range of efficient and enabling solutions.

Our qualified global supply chain enhances our unique manufacturing capabilities and allows delivering these solutions at the best cost basis available.


Optical Assemblies

Design and manufacturing of OEM precision optical assemblies are the focus in Jupiter, FL.  Our design process takes a product from idea, to drawings, through prototyping and ultimately production while insuring our customers the agreed control over the manufacturing processes, component suppliers and delivered hardware.


We are experts in optical design and system test.  Local resources for integrated optical and mechanical design, fabrication, assembly and optical test assure the fewest delays in development and qualification of your hardware.

Typical Projects

Typical projects include high precision optical assemblies dependent on a custom optical designs and precision manufacturing or custom optical systems dependent on novel optical designs with integrated sensors, illumination, stages, autofocus and other electronics.

Volumes range from 500 units/months for imaging modules to one-of-a-kind optics for space flight instrumentation or projection lenses for theme park attractions.

Design for Serial Production

Our optical and mechanical designers work closely with your engineers to balance trade-offs between manufacturability, cost and performance during material selection and tolerancing phases of the design.

Optical designs can incorporate and enable compensation strategies that allow for the most efficient and cost effective production at the target volumes.

Designing with consideration of cost for accuracies of available components and available testing methods can allow for meeting aggressive cost targets. This holistic design strategy requires early consideration of meaningful acceptance test criteria, target volumes and manufacturing tooling budgets available for your project.

Experienced Partner

As part of JENOPTIK, we leverage the worldwide technical and manufacturing capabilities of a global optics and lasers company.


Optical & Mechanical Design

JENOPTIK Optical Systems, Inc. provides unique and custom precision engineered solutions on a case-by-case basis. Typical project starting points vary from customer supplied optical designs requiring review for manufacturability to "back of the napkin" sketches with application requirements.

Design Goals

Primary design challenges can be meeting optical performance, meeting optical performance at environmental conditions, or meeting performance with price and volume targets.  Iterative design cycles including optical design and tolerancing, mechanical design with finite element analysis are common.

Build Strategies

Meeting performance often requires build strategies dependent on optical designs providing active compensators utilized during real-time optical metrology or dependent  on design recomputations with actual melt data and "as fabricated" element data.  

Optical Design & Analysis

For optical design and analysis JENOPTIK's engineering staff primarily uses ZEMAX- EE and Code V.  

Having experts in both optical design codes, we are able to leverage the strengths of Code V and ZEMAX and run designs in parallel on both design tools. 

For microoptic applications, we use LightTrans VirtualLab™.



Engineering Team

Mechanical Design & Analysis

Mechanical design and drafting primarily use DS Solidworks for design and DS Solidworks Simulation for finite element analysis.

Analysis complexity ranges from basic thermal considerations to motion analysis required to support designs in motion or with intergrated stepper motors for focus, magnification and aperture control.


Design Control & Data Management

JENOPTIK Optical Systems, Inc. uses SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM to manage all product data. It is ensures all product information and revision history is securely stored and changes are limited to authorized users following the prescribed development processes.



Optical Assembly Capabilities

Our Optical Assembly department in Jupiter includes 600 ft2 of Class 10,000 clean room space along with 3000 ft2 of general assembly labs.  Assembly operates two shifts per day.

Meeting Cleanliness for Semiconductor and Flight Hardware

The cleanroom assembly space is ISO 7 certified and includes:

  • Assembly stations with laminar flow hoods (achieves class 100 under laminar flow hood).
  • Optical alignment stations with rotary air bearings
  • Horizontal and vertical phase measurement interferometry
  •  UV / Ozone cleaning used for critical optical surfaces.

Jenoptik Cleanroom 3 280Jenoptik Cleanroom 1 440Jenoptik Cleanroom 2 280



Optical Test

Manufacturing fully tested and qualified assemblies are the core business of JENOPTIK Optical Systems.  Optical test capabilities both on the production floor and for final acceptance testing are fundamental to our success. For OEM assemblies, testing often involves custom metrology configurations which include a mixture of interferometry,  MTF, transmission and "as used" imaging tests.

Capabilities support system and component qualification

Aspheric Interferometric Testing

  • QED Technologies’ SSI-A™ stitching interferometer (aspheric measurement)
  • Zygo Verifire™ Asphere


MTF testing

  • Optikos QC Bench (MTF)
  • Image Science MTF Bench

Surface microroughness

  • PhaseShift MicroXAM Surface Mapping Microscope  (surface micro-roughness)

Spherical Interferometric Test

  • Zygo GPI XP High Resolution Interferometers (632nm and 1064)
  • Interferometric radius test benches
  • 12-inch aperture Zygo Mark IV phase-measuring interferometers


  • PerkinElmer Lambda 950 Spectrophotometer (175nm – 3300nm)


  • Taylor Hobson Form Talysurf Contact Profilometer

Diamond Turned IR Optics

Single point diamond turning was added to the Jupiter, FL facility in 2010 extending the manufacturing capabilities of JENOPTIK in the US.



Infrared materials including germanium (Ge), calcium fluoride (CaF2), zinc sulfide (ZnS), zinc selenide (ZnSe), aluminium (Al) and chalcogenide glasses like AMTIR are turned.

Unique Pairing with Infrared Microoptics

Leveraging our wafer scale fabrication technologies in Huntsville, AL, JENOPTIK has the unique capability to fabricate microoptics in the same range of infrared materials using state of the art lithographic techniques. The ability to pair diamond turned infrared optics with highly efficient wafer level infrared microoptics is a unique capability that allows for truly “one of a kind” optical solutions.

Compliments Polished Asphere Manufacture

Complimentary capabilities in the Jupiter facility including profilometry, stitching apheric interferometry, CMM,  an MRF computer controlled polishing allow for meeting a broad range of unique and demanding figure and surface quality requirements.

Commercial and Government Applications

JENOPTIK Optical Systems has facilities in Jupiter, FL and Huntsville, AL and is a key supplier of polished optics and sub assemblies for defense applications. The diamond turning capability is an extended capability to better serve these customers along with other commercial requirements.


Aspheric Manufacturing

Precision Asphere capability coupled with experience

Precision aspheres have been a distinguishing product  in the Jupiter facility since the founding of Coastal Optical in 1991.  In 2002, the company transitioned from conventional polishing by master opticians to deterministic CNC polishing using QED’s MRF® technology.


In 2002 JENOPTIK successfully delivered the first MRF® polished aspheric flight hardware to Ball Aerospace for the Calipso program.  Since then, we have regularly delivered precision aspheres in fused silica, calcium fluoride, zerodur, ULE, silicon and optical glasses in sizes from 15 mm to 240 mm in diameter.  Applications include optics for space, military, scientific and entertainment.



With polished optics, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, Inc. manufactures to the tolerances listed in the chart below. Cost implications of moving out of a category to a tighter tolerance requirement can mean multiples of cost for a component.

In systems manufacture, component tolerances are held only to the tightest degree necessary to ensure optical performance.


Optical Coatings

JENPOPTIK Optical Systems operates 4 coating chambers for coating of optics produced internally. Specialty coatings are regularly sourced from partners as required for specialty applications. 

Coating technology

The Jupiter, FL locations operates 4 ion-assist chambers that primarily run AR coatings for 50 mm to 200 mm diameter elements. 



These chambers provide volume and redudnancy to assure our customers a steady flow of product in production. 

Coatings are designed and analyzed using Filmstar Optical Thin Film software.  filmstar



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JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC

(561) 881-7400  | Jupiter, FL

(256) 859-1886  | Huntsville, AL