ISO Certificate (Huntsville, AL) (PDF | 105 KB)
ISO 9001:2015 Certificate for JENOPTIK Optical Systems, Inc. facility in Huntsville, AL.
ISO 13485:2016: Medical Device Jupiter, FL (PDF | 327 KB)
The quality management system is applicable to the contract design, development, and manufacture of optical assemblies and components for medical device applications.
ISO Certificate (Jupiter, FL) (PDF | 1 MB)
ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for JENOPTIK Optical Systems, Inc. facility in Jupiter, FL.
ICT Optics Products (PDF | 975 KB)
ICT Standard Microoptics
JENOPTIK Light Modulators
JENOPTIK Light Modulators
7 Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators (PDF | 208 KB)
Spatial Light Modulators SLM-S320(d)/640(d) are lineararraySLMs based on nematic liquid crystals (LC) and areexcellent tools for modulation of ultra fast laser pulses inthe wavelength range 430-1600 nm.The SLMs are available as single mask configuration forphase or amplitude/polarization modulation and as dualmask SLMs for simultaneous modulation of phase andamplitude in a 4f-arrangement or in a chirped pulseamplification system. Spatial Light Modulators SLM-S320(d) / 640(d) are line array SLMs based on nematic liquid crystals (LC) and are excellent tools for modulation of ultra fast laser pulses in the wavelength range 430-1600 nm. The SLMs are available as single mask configuration for phase or amplitude/polarization modulation and as dual mask SLMs for simultaneous modulation of phase and amplitude in a 4f-arrangement or in a chirped pulse amplification system. (SLM-S640d and SLM-S320d are not available for sale to or in the USA). Publications relating to SLM
9 Optical Pulse Picker (PDF | 295 KB)
The Pulse Picker allows for a reliable reduction of highpulse laser repetition rates. To achieve this, a fiber-coupledelectro-optical amplitude modulator and control & driverelectronics are combined into a mutually adapted system.For normal operation, the Pulse Picker requires only thesynchronizing signal of the laser source to be modulated. The Pulse Picker allows for a reliable reduction of highpulse laser repetition rates. To achieve this, a fiber-coupled electro-optical amplitude modulator and control & driver electronics are combined into a mutually adapted system. For normal operation, the Pulse Picker requires only the synchronizing signal of the laser source to be modulated.
Operation overview and selection criteria.
The Integrated Optical Phase Modulator is a compact fibercoupledelectro-optical modulator that works based onMgO:LiNbO3 and LiNbO3 crystals. Providing fast electro-opticalresponse, it allows phase modulation with frequencies ashigh as the Gigahertz range. Available modulators can handlewavelengths in the visible and the infrared spectral range.Standard-designed modulators use polarization maintainingsingle mode fibers to couple the light in and out. The Integrated Optical Phase Modulator is a compact fiber coupled electro-optical modulator that works based on MgO:LiNbO3 and LiNbO3 crystals. Providing fast electro-optical response, it allows phase modulation with frequencies as high as the Gigahertz range. Available modulators can handle wavelengths in the visible and the infrared spectral range. Standard-designed modulators use polarization maintaining single mode fibers to couple the light in and out.
Products and operation principles
Liquid Crystal Modulators, Waveguide Modulators, and Fiber Optics.
8 Modulator Short Pulse Driver (PDF | 686 KB)
Driver for Integrated Optical Light-ModulatorsFor generation of short light pulses and steep edges (1 ns, 3 ns) Driver for Integrated Optical Light-Modulators. For generation of short light pulses and steep edges (1 ns).
2 Modulator Technology Overview (PDF | 1 MB)
Integrated-optical devices made by JENOPTIK
5 Amplitude Modulators (PDF | 215 KB)
The Integrated Optical Amplitude Modulator is a compactfiber-coupled electro-optical modulator that works basedon MgO:LiNbO3 and LiNbO3 crystals. Providing fast electroopticalresponse, it allows amplitude modulation withfrequencies as high as the Gigahertz range.Available modulators can handle wavelengths in the visibleand the infrared spectral range. Standard-designed modulatorsuse polarization maintaining single mode fibers to couplethe light in and out. They may also be configured with fibersystems or connectors of different types. Each modulatormay be fitted with a control & driver unit on special request. The Integrated Optical Amplitude Modulator is a compact fiber-coupled electro-optical modulator that works based on MgO:LiNbO3 and LiNbO3 crystals. Providing fast electro optical response, it allows amplitude modulation with frequencies as high as the Gigahertz range. Available modulators can handle wavelengths in the visible and the infrared spectral range. Standard-designed modulators use polarization maintaining single mode fibers to couple the light in and out. They may also be configured with fibersystems or connectors of different types. Each modulator may be fitted with a control & driver unit on special request.
Microoptic Design & Fabrication
Diffractive MicroopticsFoundry Services-OtherMicrooptic Press ReleasesMicrooptic Technical PapersRefractive Microoptics
Diffractive Aspheric Lenses (PDF | 187 KB)
Diffractive aspheric lenses are flat opticalelements that generate an aspheric wavefront. Such diffractive aspheric lenses serve as null lenses in precisioninterferometric tests for manufacturing high quality refractive aspheric lenses. They are also usedas aspheric elements in optical systems with unique aberration compensation properties.
Pulse Compression Transmission Gratings (PDF | 254 KB)
Jenoptik dielectric pulse compression gratingsare highly efficient and durable under high laserpower densities. The efficiency advantage overmetal gratings results in more than 20% additionaloutput power in a typical CPA setup with fourgrating passes. Jenoptik dielectric pulse compression gratings are highly efficient and durable under high laser power densities. The efficiency advantage over metal gratings results in more than 20% additional output power in a typical CPA setup with four grating passes.
Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE) (PDF | 273 KB)
Multipole pupil illumination patterns are required to achieve the highest resolution in mask projection systems. Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE) efficiently generate such patterns with high precision and uniformity. The use of high-quality materials for the Jenoptik DOE results in high lifetime even under intense ultraviolet laser irradiation.
Diffractive Beam Shapers (PDF | 225 KB)
Diffractive beam shapers are used to modify the intensityand phase profile of spatially coherent lasers, allowinga better control of the output beam. These optical elementsare most commonly used for the optimizationof energy distribution in laser applications where thecorrection of non-uniform and Gaussian beam profilescan lead to better overall efficiency and performance.Jenoptik designs high performance beam shapers tocreate uniform top-hat, circular, or rectangular profiles,as well as custom geometries.
The diffractive diffusers generate top-hatlike or custom intensity profiles with very sharp edges. Low scattering and sharp profile edges result in clearlyhigher efficiencies compared to conventional diffusers. Diffractive diffusers may be used as a single opticalcomponent to generate the desired intensity profilein a larger distance.
Gaussian Generators (PDF | 341 KB)
High power lasers, such as Excimer, Nitrogen or diodepumped frequency tripled lasers are used in a diverserange of industrial and scientific applications becauseof their unique ability to deliver high pulse energies andhigh average power at UV wavelengths. Most applicationsfor these lasers require the output beam to bereshaped into a Gaussian profile to match the needs ofthe process.
Diffractive Line Generator Optics (LGO) (PDF | 196 KB)
Diffractive Line Generator Optics (LGO) transform a Gaussian laser beam into a homogeneous top-hat line profile.
Diffractive Beam Splitters (PDF | 216 KB)
Diffractive Beam Splitters are periodic phase structuresthat split the input beam into multiple diffractiveorders while retaining the divergence angle,diameter and polarization of the input beam. Applications such as LIDAR, colour separation,materials processing, surgery or metrology canbenefit from the use of beam splitters to better distribute the energy emitted by a laser and thusimprove efficiency an performence. Furthermore processes like welding can show better results by using multiple laser beams with given spacing angles and power ratios.
Dielectric Diffractive Polarizers (PDF | 219 KB)
Diffractive polarizers by Jenoptik use especially designednanostructures for producing high efficiency and polarizationcontrast. Diffractive polarizers by Jenoptik use especially designed nanostructures for producing high efficiency and polarization contrast.
Jenoptik hybride microoptical elements combine several microoptical functions with plane optics,coating technology and precision machining. Such elements realize complex optical functionality in smallest volume and with highest precision and stability. The monolithic design of the hybride microoptical elements avoids any issues related to mounting materials or mounting precision.
Diffractive Aspheric Lenses (DALs) (PDF | 187 KB)
Diffractive Aspheric Lenses (DALs)Computer Generated Holograms (CGHs)For testing aspheres Diffractive Aspheric Lenses (DALs) for testing aspheres.
Digital Neutral Density Filters provide precise transmission control.
JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH acquires 100 percent of U.S. microoptic company MEMS Optical, Inc.
Integrated Design and Assembly Solutions (PDF | 51 KB)
MEMS Optical offers a one-stop-shop for precision, integrated solutions, allowing for optimization across the delivery chain leading to lower costs and improved performance, and more specific services at all stages of the design, fabrication, and assembly process.
JENOPTIK Microoptics Group now offers acomplete line of diffractive, refractive, andhybrid microoptical solutionsJENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH has extended its activities in the Microoptics Business Unitby acquiring MEMS Optical, Inc. to form the JENOPTIK Microoptics Group. The Group has a globaloperating sales network and manufacturing locations specialized in a variety of skilled technologies.The JENOPTIK Microoptics Group supplies diffractive, refractive, and hybrid microoptics solutionsmade from various types of materials intended to cover all spectral ranges from deep UV to far IR.Combining its design skills with an established base of manufacturing and testing technologies, theGroup is able to develop and fabricate high quality custom specific microoptical solutions withshort lead times. JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH has extended its activities in the Microoptics Business Unit by acquiring MEMS Optical, Inc. to form the JENOPTIK Microoptics Group.
This paper demonstrates a new tolerancing technique that allows the prediction of microlens optical performance based on metrology measurements taken during the fabrication process. A method for tolerancing microlenses to ensure operating performance using the optical design code ZEMAX® is presented. Parameters able to be measured by available metrology tools are assigned tolerances. The goal of the tolerance analysis is to assess the sensitivity of a microlens design to changes in the shape of the lens surface with regard to specific optical performance criteria related to the intended application. Two designs are presented with the tolerance analysis results. In the first design, the radius of curvature and conic constant are varied for an aspheric lens, and the change in the spot size is determined. For the second design, fiber-coupling efficiency is tabulated for a biconic lens. In each case, a metric can be produced showing the ability of the design to meet performance goals within the specified tolerances. A fabrication technician can then use this tolerancing metric with appropriate metrology data to determine if the device will yield acceptable performance. The metric can also determine if a design is overly sensitive to expected tolerances, thereby allowing the optical designer to evaluate the design from a manufacturing perspective.
Aligning of multiple micro-optical components is required for many systems composed of arrays of multiple lens elements, apertures, and filters. Methods of aligning two such wafers using mechanical features are discussed here. Alignment features include binary holes and posts, or grooves and ridges. With the circular holes or rectangular grooves etched into the two wafers, the mating pins or ridges are formed on both sides of a separate element to set both the lateral and vertical positioning. Grayscale technology allows for the printing of V-grooves and V-cones onto any substrate material over a wide range of aspect ratios. When integrated with cylindrical (fiber) or spherical (ball lens) mechanical features, this allows for accurate positioning. Some techniques allow for repositioning as well as disassembly and reassembly. The designs are kinematic or nearly kinematic. The paper discusses tolerances on mating components, and the associated precision of the overall alignment.
UV Beam Shaping (PDF | 203 KB)
Laser beam homogeneity of UV lasers is a challenge. For a large range of applications a smooth beam profile of an arbitrary input intensity distribution at a high power density is required. In particular for UV-lasers such as Excimer lasers anddiode pumped frequency tripled lasers with their unique ability to deliver high pulse energies, Microlens Arraysof CaF2 are suitable optics to produce homogenous intensity distributions with a long durability.
Refractive homogenizers are lenslet arrays that mix a large number of portions of an inhomogeneous multimode light beam to give a well-defined uniform illumination with the desired beam shape.
Microlens Arrays for Fill Factor Enhancement (PDF | 610 KB)
Microlens arrays are used to increase focal plane array optical fill factor by up to three times. These tiny lens systems serve to focus and concentrate the light onto the photodiode surface instead of allowing it to fall on non-photosensitive areas of the pixel device. Using a microlens array will enhance the sensitivity and dynamic range of the photodiode. Jenoptik designs custom microlens arrays to increase the fill factor yielding improved performance of the focal plane array.
Microlens Arrays for Shack Hartmann Sensors (PDF | 302 KB)
Jenoptik provides unique microlens array solutionswith high spatial resolution for Shack Hartmannsensors. These microlens arrays can be designed forwavefronts with large or small phase depths. Jenoptik provides unique microlens array solutions with high spatial resolution for Shack Hartmann sensors. These microlens arrays can be designed for wavefronts with large or small phase depths.
Microoptics for the Infrared (PDF | 367 KB)
The flexibility of gray scale technology allows the creation of refractive (microlens arrays) and diffractive (beam shapers, beam splitters, etc.) microoptics from a wide variety of materials such as germanium, silicon, gallium phosphide, gallium arsenide, zinc selenide, zinc sulfide, and sapphire.
Microlens Arrays for Fiber Collimators (PDF | 287 KB)
Microlens arrays can be used for both collimating a light beam emitted by a fiber or coupling light into a fiber. Jenoptik designs and manufactures custom microlens arrays for fiber collimators to customer specifications. The proprietary process allows active precision alignment of our microlens arrays to fiber pigtails, providing excellentbeam positioning and pointing accuracy.
Optical Lens Systems
Asphere Design and ManufacturingJENar™ Scan Lenses and Beam Expanders Multispectral LensesOptical ManufacturingSystem Design, Alignment & Testing Papers
Optical designers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of specifying and tolerancing slope errors on optical surfaces, especially aspheric surfaces. Slope errors can degrade system optical performance - in some cases even if the peak to valley surface figure errors meets the optical design tolerance analysis. With this awareness, more optical engineers are putting requirements for peak surface slope on optical element drawings. This puts pressure on optical fabricators to understand slope specifications and react to these requirements, and use the appropriate metrology instrumentation to ensure final system performance. This paper will discuss appropriate ways to specify slope errors, and the challenges and limitations of measuring slope errors with commercial interferometers. The optical designer should be aware of how slope errors are measured on Fizeau interferometers and should specify the spatial intervals of interest when tolerancing the asphere. Peak slope error measurement is prone to erroneous measurement errors due to surface contamination, environmental errors, and pupil focus. Finally, filtering has a strong influence on surface slope calculations. Practical examples of slope specifications and experimental results will be presented.
Article outlining some concerns with interferometric measurement of aspheres.
White paper outlining manufacturability considerations when designing aspheric elements.
This paper addresses specifing slope errors on precision aspheric surfaces and the challenges and limitations of measuring slope errors with commercial interferometers. Authors(s): James J. Kumler, Coastal Optical Systems Inc.; J. Brian Caldwell, Caldwell Photographic Inc. "Measuring surface slope error on precision aspheres" was presented at the 2007 SPIE Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
5 Optimizing Camera and Processing for UV Images (PDF | 10 MB)
Kevin Osborn of Outside-In Photography presented "Techniques for Optimizing Near UV Images in Photoshop CS3" at the Ultraviolet Imaging Symposium October 4, 2008 at Brooks Photography Institute. The paper shows a methodology for evaluating camera performance for UV images and processing these images in Photoshop.
6 Imaging the Scrolls (PDF | 949 KB)
5 Imaging of Dead Sea Scrolls by Dr. Greg Bearman (www.snapshotspectra.com) and the Israeli Antiquities Authority using the UV-VIS-IR 60mm Apo lens.
4 OrthoLine Optical Alignment Cubes (PDF | 265 KB)
The Standard for Alignment Tooling
The JENOPTIK 25mm f/2, 400-1700nm lens is a commercial off the shelf (COTS) objective lens designed to maximize the performance of many popular SWIR and hyperspectral cameras.
The JENOPTIK UV SLR Lens allows capturing both UV and visible images without a focus adjustment for the color shift. The lens can be used for applications below 250nm with narrow band filters. Applications include security, biological characterization, combustion analysis, forensics and professional photography.
High performance lens for forensics, science and fine art. The JENOPTIK UV-VIS-IR 60mm 1:4 lens is a APO macro lens designed to maximize the performance across the UV-IR spectrum.
Listing of typical optical tolerances for polished elements and assemblies including polished elements.
5 Test Plates (XLS | 207 KB)
Typically JOS, Inc. does not use test plates in manufaucture. Most often radius is measured interferometricly on the manufacturing floor which minimizes tooling costs and lead times. We do have extensive inventory of test plates which are used when beneficial.
4 Typical Project Timeline (PDF | 149 KB)
JENOPTIK manufactures lens assemblies in 12 - 20 weeks depending on the specific requirements. The attached 20 week schedule details the timeline and typical steps in a custom project on a comfortable schedule.
1 Lens Cleaning (PDF | 64 KB)
JOS, Inc. recommended cleaning procedure for coated optics.
Article concerning changing glass availability and concerns relating to optical design and custom manufacture.
Design considerations for a life science CCD imaging system capable of acquiring quantitative high dynamic range images of very large fields. Authored by particpants from University California San Francisco; Lawrence Livermore National Lab and JENOPTIK OS, Inc.
Polymer Optical Systems
Polymer Optical Systems
1 Polymer Micro-Optics for Today's Compact Devices (PDF | 1 MB)
This presentation shows examples of a broad range of applications Jenoptik has designed and manufactured polymer optical systems to meet. The selected projects show a range of challanges and required capabilities.
Together with our customers we develop customized optoelectronic modules and components. The technical capacities range from product design, to selection of adequate technologies, through series production and supply chain management.
Coatings for Polymer Optics (PDF | 904 KB)
Coatingscanimproveperformancesuchaswithantireflection( AR)coatings or enable additional functionality suchasmirrors, filtersorbeamsplitters. They also serve to modify the surfaces providing protection against mechanical, chemical or biological environmentalinfluencesorimprovingappearance.
Motheye AR-patterning on PMMA (PDF | 176 KB)
Transmission sample wavelength of PPMA before and after both side plasma modification.
Innovative UV Sensor Technology (PDF | 502 KB)
Solutions for UV-applications.
Electronic Chips and Light Emmitting Diodes (PDF | 282 KB)
Standard chips and LEDs, custom designed chips and monolithic display chips for cameras.
1 Polymer Systems Capabilities Overview (PDF | 2 MB)
Global capabilities for Polymer Systems design and manufacturing.