Lighting in automotive has come a long way. The earliest versions used candles, followed by fuel-based approaches burning carbide or oil from the late 1880s. The first electric lights were introduced in 1908 but were not at all common until the 1920s. However, once introduced, they quickly became the most noticeable form of “electrification” in automobiles, maybe only second to today’s full EVs and hybrid vehicles. Optics already played a role in the early beginning…
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Short-Wave Infrared or SWIR is an imaging technology that traditionally has been used in biological, defense, and some industrial-related applications. With the ever-growing need for camera systems that can see more than the human eye, engineers turned to the wavelength spectrum beyond the visible (VIS) space. The infrared spectrum from 750nm to 12,000nm is broken down into two distinct sectors. The “reflected infrared” is represented by the Near-Infrared (NIR) and SWIR bands, and…
Digital imaging lenses are often made of multiple lens elements to achieve the required specifications. How are those lens elements made in mass production ? The answer to this question depends on the type of element chosen by the lens design engineer. Three types of lens elements are commonly used today. They are polished glass elements, molded plastic elements and molded glass elements. Each type of elements has its own unique process steps and capabilities. …
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Products & Solutions
Fisheye Lens for DSLR Camera
SuperFisheye® lenses with a field of view of 185 degrees are designed for digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 50D and Nikon D300. These lenses are useful for producing 360 degree panoramic images and fully immersive images (similar to Google Street View). We also provide panoramic rotators and proprietary Dewarper software for these lenses.
Industrial Imaging Lenses
These lenses are used for finite object imaging applications such as face/object recognition, barcode capturing, machine vision, and bio-medical securities. Their small size is compatible with a variety of hand-held products. We can also integrate auto-focus technologies with these lenses.
Security & Surveillance
These lenses are designed for security/ surveillance cameras where low light and day/night operations are important. The lenses have a field of view up to 185 degrees (superfisheye). Certain lenses are also spectrally optimized to cover the visible and the near infrared spectrum (NIR). We also provide day/night exchangers and special IR cut-off filters.
Typical video-conferencing cameras require lenses with high image quality and low distortion. For high frame rates in low light situation, a lens with low f/# is required. We offer lenses with advanced optical technology incorporating high-index materials and aspherical elements in various imager sizes. We also provide IR cut-off filters and optical low-pass filters as part of a complete optical solution.
If off-the-shelf optics does not meet your application requirement, we can also work with you to design, prototype and mass-produce custom optics tailored to your specific needs. We manufacture quality optics in our facilities in China and provide professional support from our USA office.
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