TECHSPEC® Aspherized Achromats bridge the gap between color-corrected achromats and spherical aberration-corrected aspheres. This unique design results in a cost-effective, color-corrected aspheric component. The doublet lenses consist of two cemented elements matched for their color-correction ability and small RMS spot size. The second surface of the doublet is fused with a molded polymer aspheric surface. These molds create a stable aspheric contour, removing or reducing wavefront errors present in typical achromats while boosting numerical aperture. TECHSPEC Aspherized Achromats’ typical applications include fiber optic focusing or collimation, image relay, inspection, scanning, and high numerical aperture imaging.
These lenses were honored with the PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award for Optics and Optical Components.