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Design Services &
Engineering Support

  • Over 30 Years of Experience Designing Optical Components and Optomechanical Assemblies

  • Analysis Expertise Spans Zemax, Code V®, FRED, Solidworks, Matlab®, and More

  • Regional Engineering Support & Service Across the Globe

  • Designs Optimized for Integration and High Production Yields

Edmund Optics® offers a variety of design services in order to meet the specialized needs of our customers. We excel at designing optical and optomechanical systems from components to assemblies and from direct view to imaging to laser optics, spanning from the UV to IR. Our design engineers are well versed in tolerancing and complex optical and mechanical analysis. Whether stock or custom, we’ve found that approaching the design and proof-of-concept stage with an eye towards manufacturability at the onset yields the fastest, most affordable, and most effective results. Edmund Optics engineers are prepared to take your project all the way from design to prototype to volume production.

Imaging Application

Design Expertise

Imaging Lens Assemblies
  Fixed Focal Length Lenses Telecentric Measuring Lenses Fixed Magnification Lenses
Sensor Sizes Up to 43.3mm Up to 43.3mm Up to 90mm
Resolution Up to 120 MegaPixels Up to 32 MegaPixels Up to 16k Line Scan
Field of View >105° Up to 242mm 0.2mm – 186mm
Lens Mounts C-Mount, TFL-Mount, F-Mount, S-Mount, M42 C-Mount, F-Mount, M42 C-Mount, F-Mount, M42, M72
Number of Options 120+, View All Products 75+, View All Products 65+, View All Products
Modifications Available Focal Length, Housing, f/#, Coating Magnification, Housing, f/#, Inline Illumination, Working Distance Magnification Housing
Custom Design Capabilities Yes, Learn More
Beam Expander Capabilities
Expansion Power 1X - 20X
Design Wavelengths Common Laser Lines Including Nd:YAG, Yb:YAG, Ti:sapphire, and Tm/Ho-Doped Fiber Lasers, Broadband
Mounts C-Mount, M22, M30, Custom
Focusing Mechanisms Available Sliding Optics, Rotating Optics, Fixed Focus
Ruggedization Available Athermalization, Shock and Vibration, Sealing from Contaminants
Testing/Design Specifications Transmitted Wavefront Error, Power in the Bucket / Energy on Target, Focused Spot Size
Assembly Size From Handheld, to Vehicle-Mounted, to Large Stationary Systems

Optical Components

  • Lenses
  • Prisms
  • Mirrors
  • Filters
  • Polarizers
  • Beamsplitters
  • Windows
  • Diffusers
  • And More!

Looking to learn about optics and optical design?

Learn the basics of optics needed to begin designing optical systems in this educational, online Fundamentals of Optics course co-created by Edmund Optics and Zemax. It does not require any previous knowledge in the field of optics.


All TECHSPEC® optical components, imaging lenses, laser optics assemblies, and other assemblies are designed by Edmund Optics®. Full technical specifications and reports are available, volume integration is supported by a generous discount structure, and our entire sales and applications engineering staff are knowledgeable about the products and the applications they are suited for. TECHSPEC® products are also guaranteed to be offered continuously for a long period of time, allowing OEM customers to specify them into systems without worrying about these products going away in the short term. Our objective is to offer the finest quality components and assemblies available to meet the service requirements and to exceed the expectations of our customers.

Design Cycle

Preliminary specifications, commercial information, and expected schedule
Nominal optical design and trade-off review
Final optical design and preliminary mechanical design
Final optomechanical design, confirmed specificiations, yield expectations and design for manufacturing complete, and final drawings
Formal pricing and formal schedule
Prototype build, Prototype evaluation, and customer approval for production
Manufacture for production

Design Requests and Downloads


If an optical design does not appear in our Edmund Optics Zemax Catalog, request one here.


Edmund Optics Zemax Catalog Request

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Product and Application Support

Edmund Optics®’ Application Engineers are available to discuss your next application.


Learning Resources

    Application Notes
    Published Articles
    Related Pages

Application Notes

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

5 Tips for Designing with Off-the-Shelf Optics

Aberrational Balancing of MTF in Lens Design

Edmund Optics Preferred Glass Types

Telecentric Design Topics

Keys to Cost Effective Optical Design and Tolerancing
and Optics

5 Considerations for the Mechanical Design, Assembly, and Alignment of Optical Systems

Published Articles

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

Optics in Machine Vision

Illumination Design Using Zemax OpticStudio

Related Pages

Additional webpages that describe related products, capabilities, or concepts.

Illumination Design Using Zemax OpticStudio