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Aspheric Manufacturing


  Global Manufacturing and State-of-the-Art Metrology

  Stock and Custom, from Design and Prototype to Volume Production

  Build-to-Print Capabilities

  Over 600 Aspheric Lens Designs Available for Immediate Delivery

Edmund Optics® is a recognized leader in aspheric lens manufacturing, with extensive experience producing aspheric lenses for ophthalmic instruments, surgical devices, analytical instruments, and defense applications. Edmund Optics®’ high volume aspheric lens manufacturing cell operates 24 hours a day to produce thousands of precision aspheric lenses per month. Our manufacturing cells feature state-of-the-art production and metrology equipment, which complements our expert knowledge in aspheric lens design and manufacturing. Whether your application calls for a stock component from our vast inventory, a build-to-print lens, or a fully customized design effort, our expert optical design and manufacturing engineers can develop solutions to meet your needs. Contact us today to speak with an expert or receive an expedited quote.

The Making of an Aspheric Lens

Edmund Optics® manufacturers millions of optics every year throughout our four global facilities. Join us as we take you through the creation of an aspheric lens, from molding to grinding to polishing, centering, and metrology.

Capabilities

Edmund Optics® is a premier manufacturer of aspheric lenses. We are experienced in achieving precision quality with a wide variety of Schott, Ohara, and CDGM glass types as well as fused silica and a variety of crystalline materials. Our extensive manufacturing capabilities include CNC polishing and magneto-rheological (MRF) finishing, all supported by world-class metrology that includes surface profilometry and aspheric stitching interferometry (ASI).

Whether your needs call for just a few aspheric lenses for prototype, a few dozen for pre-production, or a large volume for full production, Edmund Optics® wants to ensure your project is successful.

Aspheric Manufacturing Capabilities
  Commercial Precision High Precision
Diameter 10 – 150mm 10 – 150mm 10 – 150mm
Diameter Tolerance +0/-0.100mm +0/-0.025 +0/-0.010
Asphere Figure Error (P - V) 3μm 1μm <0.06μm*
Vertex Radius (Asphere) ±0.5% ±0.1% ±0.05%
Sag 25mm max 25mm max 25mm max
Typical Slope Error 1μm per 1mm window 0.35μm per 1mm window 0.15μm per 1 mm window
Centering (Beam Deviation) 3 arcmin 1 arcmin 0.5 arcmin
Center Thickness Tolerance ±0.100mm ±0.050mm ±0.010mm
Surface Quality (Scratch Dig) 80–50 40–20 10–5
Aspheric Surface Metrology Profilometry (2D) Profilometry (2D & 3D) Interferometry

* 1/10th wave at 632.8nm, limited by design and/or metrology

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Learning Resources

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

All About Aspheric Lenses
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EO Preferred Glasses
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Keys to Cost Effective Optical Design and Tolerancing
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Videos

Informative corporate or instructional videos ranging from simple tips to application-based demonstrations of product advantages.

Aspheric Lenses Review
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Aspherized Achromatic Lens Review
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Meet Jeremy Govier: Asphere Guru
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Published Articles

Links to technical articles appearing in industry publications authored by Edmund Optics® or featuring contributions from EO's engineering team and key management.

The Long and the Short of It: Techniques for Measuring Aspheres
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Design Considerations for Aspheric Lenses
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Optimizing the Design of Aspheric Lenses
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ASPHERES: Fabrication choices impact IR asphere design
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Using Aspheres To Increase Optical System Performance
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Edmund Optics Doubles Precision-Asphere Production Capacity
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Glasses roll aspheres into the mainstream
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Glass Molding Makes High-Quality Aspheres Cost Effective
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Selecting the Right Aspheres for Laser Applications
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Correcting Chromatic Aberration in Aspheric Lenses
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Selecting the Right Aspheric Lenses

Edmund Optics® has the expertise to provide stock and custom aspheric lenses. Our specialty is precision polished and precision molded aspheric lenses. Color-corrected aspheres are available for broadband applications and we offer lens options for the entire infrared spectrum. Contact us with your requirements and our expert staff of optical manufacturing engineers will work closely with you to make sure we deliver aspheric lenses that meet your system's needs within your budget constraints.

TECHSPEC Precision UV Fused Silica Aspheric Lenses

Precision Polished Aspheric Lenses

Precision polished aspheric lenses are ideal for the most demanding applications. Designed to offer high numerical apertures, while creating diffraction-limited spot sizes.

  • Available in UV, visible, and IR grade materials
  • Variety of standard coating options available
  • Full prescription data for easy integration into OEM applications
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