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IR optics for defense, security, and civil applications from JENOPTIK
Author(s): Matthias Esselbach; Thomas Weyh; Stefan Müller-Pfeiffer; Oliver Falkenstörfer; Wolfgang Seiferth; Hans Lauth
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Paper Abstract

The fast development of sensors with high sensitivity and growing pixel numbers for the IR range drives the development of suitable optical systems. This is enforced by the growing demands of the defense and security sector. JENOPTIK LASER, OPTIK, SYSTEME GmbH serves this market based on many years of experience. The product spectrum contains all usual types of optical components. Most of the typical IR transmitting and reflecting materials are machined. The quality scale reaches from medium to high-end, where the latter is mostly needed for defense applications. High-efficiency, highly durable and environmentally stable anti-reflection coatings for the complete spectrum of substrate materials are developed and produced in-house. JENOPTIK is developing and manufacturing custom-tailored lens systems and electro-optical modules for civil and military applications. This includes optical modules for IR cameras and for long range surveillance and target recognition, which fulfill the highest demands with respect to imaging quality, aperture, stray light, compactness, and durability. The testing and the verification of performance parameters include interferometrical testing, transmission, scattering, and MTF measurement at working temperature. A combination of design, manufacturing and measurement techniques is needed for the fabrication of IR lens systems meeting the highest performance requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE TD04, Optifab 2007: Technical Digest, TD0414 (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720214
Show Author Affiliations
Matthias Esselbach, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Weyh, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Stefan Müller-Pfeiffer, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Oliver Falkenstörfer, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang Seiferth, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH (Germany)
Hans Lauth, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. TD04:
Optifab 2007: Technical Digest
James J. Kumler; Matthias Pfaff, Editor(s)

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