IR Materials

Infrared Region: Wavelengths 700 nm - 14 µm

JENOPTIK Microoptics can provide integrated microoptical and assembly solutions perfect for the near to long wave infrared region. Refractive and diffractive microoptics can be manufactured using a variety of materials such as:

  • Cleartran
  • Gallium Arsenide
  • Gallium Phosphide
  • Germanium
  • Sapphire
  • Silicon
  • Zinc Selenide
  • Zinc Sulfide


The IR region is becoming more and more important for military, telecommunications, and medical applications, where there is an increasing need for sharper resolutions, compact assemblies, high transmission, and a relatively low dispersion. We provide integrated solutions by using a variety of materials to reduce the size and weight of the optics and increase performance in this region.

NIR Region, Telecom & Biomedical Applications

    The near infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum, covering a range of wavelength from 700 nanometers to 3 microns, lies just beyond the sensitivity of the eye. Applications like fiber optics in telecommunication uses wavelengths in this region to achieve both high transmission and a relative low dispersion making it possible to communicate over longer distances. This region is becoming important for some surgical procedures and material processing in the biomedical and industrial markets.

Mid and Long Wave Region, Defense & Security

The mid and long wave infrared regions, covering a range of wavelengths from 3 to 14 microns, have become very important for military applications. At this region it is possible to obtain sharp images on both close and distant objects used for military surveillance and sighting. Thermal imaging capabilities are also being used for medical diagnosis and industrial monitoring.




  • Planar optical design
  • Low weight optics
  • Diffraction limited optics
  • Arbitrary lens layout
  • Aspheric refractive designs
  • High efficiency diffractive designs
  • Design for LWIR, MWIR, SWIR, NIR, VIS spectral regions
  • High fill factor


  • Micro or mini UAVs
  • Night vision enhancement
  • Helmet mounted systems
  • Uncooled and cooled detectors technology
  • Weapon sight
  • IR imaging
  • Search and rescue
  • Firefighting
  • Security cameras
  • Laser machining

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IR Microoptics


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JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC

(561) 881-7400  | Jupiter, FL

(256) 859-1886  | Huntsville, AL