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359355000 Lens, lens system or component 89
20120218627OPTICAL LENS ASSEMBLY HAVING FLUORESCENT LAYER - An optical lens assembly having a fluorescent layer is disclosed, which includes a partition frame with a partition ring protruding inwardly from an inner wall surface of the partition frame, two optical lenses, and a fluorescent layer, wherein a slot space is defined by the two optical lenses and the partition ring of the partition frame, and the fluorescent layer is accommodated within the slot space. The top optical lens can be a flat slab lens, or a convex lens. When the optical lens assembly having a fluorescent layer is used in the optical device, the moisture can be prevented from entering the fluorescent layer, and thus the optical performance of the fluorescent layer can be maintained over a long period.08-30-2012
20130215498Lens Module for Image Capture - A lens module (08-22-2013
20100091360OPTICAL COMPONENT MADE FROM SYNTHETIC QUARTZ GLASS WITH ENHANCED RADIATION RESISTANCE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE COMPONENT - To provide an optical component of quartz glass for use in a projection objective for immersion lithography at an operating wavelength below 250 nm, which component is optimized for use with linearly polarized UV laser radiation and particularly with respect to compaction and birefringence induced by anisotropic density change, it is suggested according to the invention that the quartz glass should contain hydroxyl groups in the range of from 1 wtppm to 60 wtppm and chemically bound nitrogen, and that the mean hydrogen content of the quartz glass should be in the range of 5×1004-15-2010
20100091361PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, AND DEVICE FABRICATION METHOD - The present invention provides a projection optical system for projecting a pattern of an object plane onto an image plane, including a first lens whose refractive index irreversibly increases by ultraviolet irradiation, and a second lens whose refractive index irreversibly decreases by the ultraviolet irradiation.04-15-2010
20090201577LIGHT SOURCE - An apparatus for providing light to molecules of a specimen in a fluorescence microscope includes a light emitting diode and an optical element including a phosphor. The molecules have a peak excitation wavelength. The LED emits light at a first wavelength; the phosphor is capable of receiving the light at the first wavelength and emitting light at a preselected second wavelength different than the first wavelength. The second wavelength is substantially similar to the peak excitation wavelength of the molecules.08-13-2009
20090284831PROJECTION OBJECTIVE OF A MICROLITHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION EXPOSURE APPARATUS - A projection objective of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus has a high index refractive optical element (L11-19-2009
20080212168Extended depth of field imaging system using chromatic aberration - An imaging system (FIG. 09-04-2008
20100208336Light conditioner - This invention pertains to the use of miniaturized filters and light conditioners to enable conventional basic optical equipment such as telescopes, microscope, otoscopes, to be converted to more advanced devices such as a conventional microscope to a metallurgical microscope, or an otoscope to be converted to a fingerprint or trace fluorescence identification device. Additionally this particular invention uniquely creates the means by which a UV light can be cheaply and portably deployed in a field setting without the use of larger or traditional bulky UV lights.08-19-2010
20090323176SINGLE WAVELENGTH ULTRAVIOLET LASER DEVICE - A laser device includes a laser source and an optical module. The laser source is configured for emitting a UV laser beam with a single wavelength. The optical module includes a first optical element disposed on a light path of the UV laser beam. The first optical element has a first surface and a second surface at opposite sides thereof. The first surface faces toward the laser source. At least one of the first and second surfaces is aspherical such that the UV laser beam is capable of focusing on a focal plane with a satisfactory depth of focus.12-31-2009
20090323175OPTICAL DEVICE AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS - The present invention provides an optical device and an exposure apparatus capable of suppressing a reduction in light output. The optical device of the present invention includes a laser light source which emits laser light having a short wavelength (e.g., 160 to 500 nm), a lens, a transparent member and an optical fiber provided with a junction-inhibiting film. The optical device is configured such that light density of abutment faces between the transparent member and the optical fiber formed with the junction-inhibiting film is 4464 W/mm12-31-2009
20110032606OPTICAL SYSTEM, IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND AN IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE - Provided is an optical system (PS) which is used in a wavelength range including a near ultraviolet light range having a wavelength longer than approximately 350 nm and a visible light range. The optical system includes at least two first positive lenses which satisfies a predetermined conditional expression concerning anomalous dispersion characteristic and a rate of change of the refractive index with respect to temperature, and is disposed closer to a contraction side than an aperture stop (ST), and at least one second positive lens which satisfies a predetermined conditional expression concerning anomalous dispersion characteristic and a rate of change of the refractive index with respect to temperature.02-10-2011
20100165454Method for Manufacturing Gradient-Index Optical Element Having Infrared Absorbing Ability - A method of readily producing a gradient optical element having infrared absorbing ability by easily forming a refractive index distribution in a desired portion of a glass substrate having infrared absorbing ability without requiring a specific treatment atmosphere nor using a molten salt.07-01-2010
20100085633OPTICAL ELEMENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed is an optical element for use in an optical apparatus having a light source which emits a light flux with a wavelength λ (350 nm≦λ≦450 nm), the optical element containing: a molded portion formed by molding a resin; and one or a plurality of anti-reflection layers formed on the molded portion, wherein at least one of the anti-reflection layers is made of Si04-08-2010
20110063723STACKED DISK-SHAPED OPTICAL LENS ARRAY, STACKED DISK-SHAPED LENS MODULE ARRAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A stacked disk-shaped optical lens array, a stacked disk-shaped lens module array and a method of manufacturing the same are revealed. The stacked disk-shaped optical lens array is produced by stacked disk-shaped optical lens modules whose optical axis is aligned. The stacked disk-shaped lens module array is produced by a stacked disk-shaped optical lens array whose optical axis is aligned by an alignment fixture, stacked and assembled with required optical element arrays. In the stacked disk-shaped lens module array produced by this method, the lens optical axis is aligned precisely. Moreover, the manufacturing process is simplified and the cost is reduced.03-17-2011
20110063722STACKED DISK-SHAPED OPTICAL LENS ARRAY, STACKED LENS MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A stacked disk-shaped optical lens array, a stacked lens module and a method of manufacturing the same are revealed. The stacked disk-shaped optical lens array is produced by at least tow disk-shaped optical lens arrays whose optical axes are aligned. After the optical axes of the stacked disk-shaped optical lens array being aligned by alignment fixtures, the stacked disk-shaped optical lens array is cut to produce a single stacked optical lens element. The optical lens element and optical elements required are mounted into a lens holder to form the stacked lens module. The stacked lens module produced by the method has optical lens elements whose axes are aligned precisely. The processes for manufacturing lens modules are simplified and the cost is reduced.03-17-2011
20130229703LENS ARRAY, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LENS ARRAY - According to one embodiment, a lens array is provided with a plurality of lenses, which are formed in an effective area of a substrate, a dam structure, which is formed in an outer periphery of the plurality of lenses, and light-blocking films, which are formed using an ink and positioned between the plurality of lenses and between the plurality of lenses and the dam structure.09-05-2013
20120229891PLASMONIC DARK FIELD AND FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY - Plasmonic condensers for generating surface plasmon at an evanescent wave surface can include a substrate layer, a metal layer comprising the evanescent wave surface; and a media layer disposed between the metal layer and the substrate layer. The media layer can be active or passive and can include a source of radiation that interacts with the metal layer to create surface plasmons that are not substantially optically detectable as far field radiation until an interfering object is brought into proximity with the evanescent wave surface. When an interfering object such as a sample or specimen is brought into proximity with the evanescent wave surface, it causes coupling of at least some of the surface plasmons into propagating radiation detectable by an objective lens. Systems, methods, and the like are disclosed, as are features of a plasmonic meta-materials illuminator.09-13-2012
20130258455OPTICAL ELEMENT WITH INFRARED ABSORBING LAYER AND LENS MODULE INCLUDING SAME - An optical element includes a transparent substrate and an infrared absorbing layer on an object-side surface of the transparent substrate. The infrared absorbing layer is a thermo sensitive ink printed or deposited on the transparent substrate. The thermo sensitive ink is cured to blue color.10-03-2013
20130016424CONFOCAL SCANNING MICROSCOPE - A confocal scanning microscope including: an objective system (second objective lens 01-17-2013
20130235451LENS ARRAY, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LENS ARRAY - According to one embodiment, a lens array of this embodiment is equipped with a plurality of lenses formed on a substrate, and light-blocking films including a plurality of layers, are formed by using an ultraviolet curable ink deposited between the lenses.09-12-2013
20130100522OPTICAL ELEMENT AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed is an optical element for use in an optical apparatus having a light source which emits a light flux with a wavelength λ (350 nm≦λ≦450 nm), the optical element containing: a molded portion formed by molding a resin; and one or a plurality of anti-reflection layers formed on the molded portion, wherein at least one of the anti-reflection layers is made of Si04-25-2013
20110310471SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ULTRAVIOLET CURING OF ADHESIVES WITH LIGHT BEAM SHAPING IN DISK DRIVE MANUFACTURING - UV curing of adhesives with light beam shaping utilizes a spot curing process that focuses a limited amount of UV light onto a target area, such as glue dots. A focusing lens may be used to direct the UV light beam to the target area. The target areas have different geometrical shapes, and the UV light is advantageously concentrated in a more efficient manner. Beam-shaping optics or lenses are used to facilitate re-shaping and re-defining the UV-light beam. The UV beam may be defined and limited to a rectangular spot to improve the spot process quality and efficiency.12-22-2011
20090262417193nm Immersion Microscope - New and useful concepts are provided for the objective portion of a liquid or solid immersion microscope are provided, that uses 193 nm light for illumination and imaging of a sample, and includes a liquid or solid immersion lens configuration. The illumination and imaging can be provided, e.g. with (a) a liquid immersion lens with a final objective lens element that comprises a lutetium aluminum garnet (LuAg) lens element, a barium lithium fluoride (BaLiF) lens element, or a fused silica lens element, and a liquid immersion layer that has an index of refraction that is equal to or greater than the index of refraction of water at a wavelength of approximately 193 nm, or (b) a solid immersion lens with a final objective lens element that has an index of refraction greater than or equal to the index of refraction of fused silica at a wavelength of approximately 193 nm.10-22-2009
20130271826Lens Plate For Wafer-Level Camera And Method Of Manufacturing Same - A lens plate includes a transparent substrate wafer, and a plurality of lenses and spacers that are formed of a single portion of material on the transparent substrate wafer. An assembly includes a first lens plate that includes a first transparent substrate wafer, a plurality of first lenses and a plurality of spacers, the first lenses and spacers being formed of a single portion of material on said first transparent substrate wafer. The assembly also includes a second lens plate that includes a second transparent substrate wafer and a plurality of second lenses formed thereon, each of the plurality of second lenses corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of first lenses. The lens plates are aligned such that each of the plurality of first lenses aligns with the respective one of the plurality of second lenses, and the lens plates are bonded to one another.10-17-2013
359356000 Infrared lens 65
20090323177SOLID STATE LENSES AND LENS COMPONENTS - Solid state lenses, lens blanks, and lens components comprising compressible materials ground into fine powders having mechanical properties that make them capable of being formed into cohesive monolithic masses that are low in scattering. The fine powders may be admixtures of host matrix materials and others which, when combined, provide preferred optical properties such as index and dispersion. Parts possessing transmission from within the range from the ultraviolet to the infrared are possible. The materials are suited to low temperature formation of aspheric lenses transmissive in the near and far IR.12-31-2009
20090323178SOLID STATE LENSES AND LENS COMPONENTS - Solid state lenses, lens blanks, and lens components formed of compressible mixed powders of two or more optical substances where the mixing ratio has been deliberately varied from place to place within the volume of the optical component to produce optically useful variations in the local refractive. The compressible mixed powders are ground as fine powders having mechanical properties that make them capable of being formed into cohesive monolithic masses that are low in scattering. The fine powders may be admixtures of host matrix materials and others which, when combined, provide preferred optical properties such as index and dispersion. Parts possessing transmission from within the range from the ultraviolet to the infrared are possible. The materials are suited to low temperature formation of aspheric lenses transmissive in the near and far IR.12-31-2009
20120218628OPTICAL ELEMENT RETAINING SYSTEM FOR SENSOR SYSTEMS - A system for retaining an optical element with a card assembly and heat sink is provided. The retaining system includes an optical element fastener and a retainer member. The optical element fastener is configured to hold the optical element to the heat sink. The retaining member is configured to hold the card assembly to the heat sink, and also serves to make the optical element fastener captive. In one embodiment, the retaining member includes a ridge for holding the card assembly to the heat sink. The top end of the retainer member may also include one or more recessed slots for tool engagement to facilitate fastening of the retainer member. In one embodiment, the retaining member is threaded at the bottom end to fasten the retaining member to the heat sink. Also, in one embodiment the retaining member includes an axial opening used to access the optical element fastener.08-30-2012
20130057950OPTICAL LENS WITH ANTI-REFLECTION FILM AND LENS MODULE - An optical lens includes a lens body and an anti-reflection film. The lens body includes an optically effective portion and a peripheral portion surrounding the optically effective portion. The optically effective portion is configured for transmitting light therethrough. The optically effective portion has a first surface and an opposite second surface. The first and second surfaces each have a curvature of greater than zero. The anti-reflection film is formed on the first surface of the optically effective portion. A reflectivity of the anti-reflection film to light rays has wavelengths in a range from about 400 nm to about 850 nm being lower than 2%.03-07-2013
20090268277LENSES, OPTICAL SOURCES, AND THEIR COUPLINGS - A lens may operate in the mid-IR spectral region and couple highly divergent beams into highly collimated beams. In combination with a light source having a characteristic output beam, the lens may provide highly stable, miniaturized mid-IR sources that deliver optical beams. An advanced mounting system may provide long term sturdy mechanical coupling and alignment to reduce operator maintenance. In addition, devices may also support electrical and thermal subsystems that are delivered via these mounting systems. A mid-IR singlet lens having a numerical aperture greater than about 0.7 and a focal length less than 10 mm may be combined with a quantum well stack semiconductor based light source such that the emission facet of the semiconductor lies in the focus of the lens less than 2 mm away from the lens surface. Together, these systems may provide a package that is highly portable and robust, and easily integrated with external optical systems.10-29-2009
20090067040Far-infrared camera lens, lens unit, and imaging apparatus - A far-infrared camera includes three lenses formed of ZnS. A first lens is a biconvex lens, a second lens is a negative meniscus or biconcave lens, and a third lens is a positive meniscus lens. A diffraction surface is formed in either surface of a lens. When a total focal distance f of the lens system is 10 mm to 30 mm and a focal distance f03-12-2009
20120113504INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEM - An infrared optical system, which can obtain excellent image even when used under a severe condition, is easily and cheaply produced by molding. The infrared optical system, is provided with a configuration of 2 groups 2 lenses having the first lens L05-10-2012
20120188634Passively Athermalized Infrared Imaging System And Method Of Manufacturing Same - In an embodiment, a method of aligning elements in a manufacturing process includes placing a middle element onto a base element, the base element forming first alignment features, the middle element forming apertures therethrough corresponding to the first alignment features. The method also includes placing second alignment features of an upper element onto the first alignment features such that the first and second alignment features cooperate, through the apertures, to align the upper element with the base element. An infrared lens assembly includes a lens formed of an infrared transmitting material that is disposed within a carrier of a base material, the lens being molded within the carrier with at least one feature that secures the lens to the carrier.07-26-2012
20100027105ROBUST WINDOW FOR INFRARED ENERGY - Articles transparent to infrared radiation and resistant to impact and wear are provided. In one embodiment the article comprises a substrate and a composite coating disposed over the substrate and extending from an interface with the substrate to an external surface. The coating and the substrate are capable of transmitting infrared radiation. The composite coating comprises a first phase and a second phase, where the second phase has a higher resistance to erosive wear than the first phase. The coating comprises a compositional gradient proceeding from a first composition at the interface of the coating with the substrate to a second composition at the external surface, the first composition comprising a higher concentration of the first phase than that of the second composition. The first phase has at least one property selected from the group consisting of a) a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that is within about plus or minus 3 parts per million per degree centigrade of a CTE of the substrate, and b) an index of refraction that is within a range from as high as about 0.1 plus the index of refraction of the substrate to as low as about the square root of the index of refraction of the substrate.02-04-2010
20120188635Passively Athermalized Infrared Imaging Systems and Methods for Manufacturing Same - A passively athermalized infrared imaging system includes an object side meniscus lens that forms at least one aspheric surface, and an image side meniscus lens that forms two aspheric surfaces. Each of the meniscus lenses are formed of a material selected from the group consisting of a chalcogenide glass, germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide, zinc selenide and glass. An optical power of the image side meniscus lens is at least 1.6 times an optical power of the object side meniscus lens such that an effective focus position of the imaging system is athermalized over a range of 0 to +40 degrees Celsius.07-26-2012
20090201578Reducing Flare in a Lens Having a Dichroic Filter - In order to obtain an image with high color fidelity in an environment with a bright source in a field of view, flare must be minimized. An image device that reduces flare may include an absorptive UV cut filter positioned in an integrated optical system and a dichroic IR cut filter disposed on a lens in the optical system. The dichroic IR cut filter receives reflected light from one or more surfaces in the optical system at an angle of incidence larger than an angle of incidence of image light entering the dichroic IR cut filter, so that the reflected light is transmitted out of the system. The absorptive UV cut filter may be used to reduce UV-wavelength light reaching an image sensor of the image device. In this manner, the image device avoids processing undesirable wavelengths of light that is beyond the visible spectrum.08-13-2009
20100103509INFRARED WINDOW LENS ASSEMBLY - The present invention is a lens assembly 04-29-2010
20090097103Camera Lens and Related Image Reception Device Capable of Filtering Infrared Light and Reducing Production Cost - In order to prevent infrared from reducing image quality of an image reception device, the present invention discloses a camera lens capable of filtering infrared light. The camera lens includes a barrel, an aperture installed on the barrel for controlling the amount of input light, and an optical lens installed inside the barrel for filtering infrared and performing optical lens.04-16-2009
20090052018Compact two-element infrared objective lens and IR or thermal sight for weapon having viewing optics - A compact objective lens is disclosed which is particularly suitable for infrared optical systems. The lens features a simple design with only two lens elements, namely a first lens element receiving incident radiation and having front and rear surfaces, and a second lens element receiving incident radiation from the first element and having front and rear surfaces. The lens forms an image of a scene on a focal plane. At least three of the four surfaces of the elements are aspheric surfaces. The lens has an f-number less than about 2, a field-of-view less than about 30 degrees, and an effective focal length less than about 6 inches. The elements are made from a material selected to pass radiation in the infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum, e.g., germanium. The lens is suitable for use as an objective lens for a long-wave infrared sight for small arms, e.g., rifle or shoulder-launched surface to air missile launching system, i.e., a lens optimized for operating in the electromagnetic spectrum between about 7.5 and about 15 micrometers.02-26-2009
20090168153INFRARED ZOOM LENS AND INFRARED CAMERA - A small-sized and low-cost infrared zoom lens while maintaining the brightness of an image and relevant arts to the infrared zoom lens is provided. The infrared zoom lens 07-02-2009
20080273239Imaging lens and method of manufacturing the same - There is provided an imaging lens including: a transparent substrate; an upper lens disposed on a top of the transparent substrate; and a lower lens disposed on a bottom of the transparent substrate to correspond to the upper lens, wherein one of the upper and lower lenses includes a lens element and a partition wall formed higher than the lens element to surround the lens element. Also, there is provided a method of manufacturing the same. In the imaging lens, the partition wall is replicated together with the lens element on one or both surfaces of the transparent substrate. The partition wall is formed higher than the lens element and has a flat top surface. Therefore, when another lens element is replicated on an opposite surface of the transparent substrate, the previously replicated lens element is prevented from deformation.11-06-2008
20120293861System and Method for Correcting Astigmatism Caused by an Aircraft Canopy - In a method embodiment, a method for correcting astigmatism caused by an aircraft canopy comprises receiving at a compensator module a plurality of light rays that have been refracted by an aircraft canopy. At least two of the refracted light rays have respective foci different from one another and propagate in respective planes that are substantially perpendicular to one another, such that astigmatism occurs. The method further includes using the compensator module to substantially compensate for the astigmatism by providing astigmatic power to the received plurality of light rays. The method also includes providing the plurality of light rays having the astigmatic power compensation to an imaging module. The imaging module is configured to generate imagery using the plurality of light rays having the astigmatic power compensation.11-22-2012
20100271692METAMATERIALS WITH TERAHERTZ RESPONSE AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - Flexible metamaterials and three-dimensional metamaterials operable in the terahertz range are disclosed. Methods are disclosed for fabricating terahertz response metamaterials using microfluidic-jetted techniques. Layers of material including substrate and deposited material are stacked to form three dimensional bulk metamaterials. The fabricated metamaterials act as left-handed metamaterials in the range 0.1 to 3.0 THz.10-28-2010
20110228384FLUIDIC LENS - A fluidic lens for use with IR light is provided having an optically transparent cavity containing a liquid perfluorocarbon retained within the cavity at least in part by an optically transparent flexible membrane whose surface profile may be varied by applying a variable pressure to the liquid within the cavity.09-22-2011
20090122395LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT RECEIVING DEVICE, SPATIAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, LENS DESIGN METHOD, AND ILLUMINATING DEVICE - This light emitting device has a light emitting part for emitting light into a range including an optical axis, and a radiation lens for refracting the light emitted from the light emitting part and radiating the light into outer space, the radiation lens provided around the optical axis so as to cover the light emitting part. In a coordinate system having an origin that is a center of the light emitting part, a y-axis that is the optical axis, and an x-axis orthogonal to the y-axis, an interface between the radiation lens and the outer space is expressed by a function y=g(x) in a domain of x≧05-14-2009
20100182677ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes a first lens group and a second lens group disposed between the first lens group and an image side. The first lens group has three lenses. Refractive powers of the three lenses arranged from an object side to the image side are respectively negative, negative, and positive. The second lens group has five lenses. Refractive powers of the five lenses arranged from the object side to the image side are respectively positive, negative, positive, negative, and positive. Effective focal lengths (EFL) of the first and the second groups are respectively f1 and f2. The EFL of the zoom lens is f07-22-2010
20090185266IR CAMERA - An IR camera comprising an optical system further comprises an additional optical element arranged in the form of a disk that is transparent to the infrared radiation in the beam path and at least a first motor arranged to tilt the additional optical element around a first axis substantially perpendicular to the beam path, and a control device for controlling said at least first motor in dependence of a first registered movement of the camera.07-23-2009
20100296160LENS BLANK AND LENS ELEMENTS AS WELL AS METHOD FOR THEIR PRODUCTION - A method for manufacturing a preferably asymmetrical lens element (11-25-2010
20090067041Far-infrared camera lens, lens unit, and imaging apparatus - Three lenses formed of ZnS are used in combination. A first lens is a meniscus lens having a middle portion which is convex on an object side. A second lens has a middle portion that is a meniscus, which is concave on an object side and has positive refractive power, and a peripheral portion, which is convex on the object side. The first and second lenses have positive refractive power in combination. A third lens is provided adjacent to the second lens with a distance therebetween 1 mm or less and has a middle portion, which is a convex meniscus on an object side, and a peripheral portion which is concave on the object side. A diffraction surface is formed in either surface of the lens.03-12-2009
20110249323COMPENSATING OPTICAL COUPLER FOR VISIBLE AND NIR IMAGING - An optical system, in particular for endoscopic applications, is disclosed which uses wavelength-compensating optical components, in particular prisms, made of materials with different inter-element coatings and refractive indices to image significantly different wavelength-ranges (VIS and NIR) onto the same image plane of an image acquisition device, such as a CCD sensor.10-13-2011
20090027766Infrared lens, infrared camera and night vision - An infrared lens 01-29-2009
20110069377PLANAR GRADIENT INDEX OPTICAL METAMATERIALS - An apparatus comprises a metamaterial including a first conducting layer, a second conducting layer, and a dielectric layer located between the first conducting layer and the second conducting layer. Each conducting layer has holes formed therethrough, for example as an array of holes formed through the metamaterial. The holes are configured so that the metamaterial has a gradient refractive index at an operational wavelength. The operational wavelength may be an IR or visible wavelength. The apparatus may be an optical element, and for example may have the functionality of a lens or prism through the refractive index gradient. Interfaces may be parallel planar interfaces.03-24-2011
20120314280OPTICAL COMPONENT FOR PROTECTION AGAINST THERMAL RADIATION - An optical component (12-13-2012
20110051229ACHROMATIC VISIBLE TO FAR INFRARED OBJECTIVE LENS - Disclosed herein are lens systems that are capable of imaging in the visible spectrum to the far infrared spectrum. The lens systems are formed from optical crystals with different and substantially parallel partial dispersion characteristics.03-03-2011
20100165455Compact two-element infrared objective lens and IR or thermal sight for weapon having viewing optics - A compact objective lens is disclosed which is particularly suitable for infrared optical systems. The lens features a simple design with only two lens elements, namely a first lens element receiving incident radiation and having front and rear surfaces, and a second lens element receiving incident radiation from the first element and having front and rear surfaces. The lens forms an image of a scene on a focal plane. At least three of the four surfaces of the elements are aspheric surfaces. The lens has an f-number less than about 2, a field-of-view less than about 30 degrees, and an effective focal length less than about 6 inches. The elements are made from a material selected to pass radiation in the infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum, e.g., germanium. The lens is suitable for use as an objective lens for a long-wave infrared sight for small arms, e.g., rifle or shoulder-launched surface to air missile launching system, i.e., a lens optimized for operating in the electromagnetic spectrum between about 7.5 and about 15 micrometers.07-01-2010
20120038975INFRARED IMAGING DEVICE WITH A COATED OPTICAL LENS - The disclosure describes a coated non-germanium lens for an IR imaging device. The coating may have a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is adapted to adhere well to the non-germanium lens and to provide a good adhering surface to the second layer, the second layer being not generally adherable to the non-germanium lens.02-16-2012
20110069378Near Infra-red Imaging Lens Assembly - This invention provides an NIR imaging lens assembly comprising a lens element with refractive power made of a visible-light-absorbable material, and a filter or a filter film formed on one lens element with refractive power for filtering out infrared light, wherein the number of lens elements with refractive power in the NIR imaging lens assembly is N, and wherein N≧2. The above lens arrangement allows light in a specific NIR wavelength range to pass through the lens assembly, thereby reducing interferences or influences from light in the other wavelength ranges. As a result, the resolution of the imaging lens assembly is improved, and its total track length is reduced effectively so that the entire lens system can be compact.03-24-2011
20120044566INFRARED CUT FILTER REMOVABLE MODULE CONTROL APPARATUS - An infrared cut filter removable (ICR) module control apparatus includes a photoresistor, first to sixth electronic switches, an ICR module, a comparator, and a central processing unit (CPU). A first terminal of the photoresistor is connected to a power supply through a resistor. A second terminal of the photoresistor is grounded, and connected to the second to fourth electronic switches and the CPU through the first electronic switch. The second electronic switch is connected to the fifth and sixth switches. A node between the third and fourth switches is connected to a first input terminal of the ICR module and the non-inverting terminal of the comparator. A node between the fifth and sixth switches is connected to a second input terminal of the ICR module and the inverting terminal of the comparator. The CPU is connected to the output terminal of the comparator and connected to the first electronic switch.02-23-2012
20130222893IMAGE LENS WITH HIGH RESOLUTION AND SMALL DISTANCE - An image lens, in the order from the object side to the image side thereof, includes a first lens including a first surface and a second surface, a second lens including a third surface and a fourth surface, a third lens including a fifth surface and a sixth surface, a fourth lens including a seventh surface and a eighth surface, a fifth lens including a ninth surface and a tenth surface, and an image plane. The image lens satisfies the following formulas: (1) D/TTL>0.94; (2) D/L>1.21; wherein D is the maximum image diameter of the image plane; TTL is a total length of the image lens, and L is a distance from an outmost edge of the tenth surface to an optical axis of the image lens along a direction perpendicular to the optical axis.08-29-2013
20130222894INFRARED ABSORBING FILTER AND LENS MODULE HAVING SAME - An infrared absorbing filter includes a glass plate molded by melting a composition of raw materials and cooling the melted composition. The composition of raw materials includes 28-33 by percentage weight (wt %) of phosphorus pentoxide (P08-29-2013
20120057223DUAL FIELD OF VIEW REFRACTIVE OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL PUPIL AND INTERNAL STABILIZATION - Various embodiments provide an optical system including a first lens group including a plurality of lenses, the first lens group being configured to correct for lateral chromatic aberration; and a second lens group including a plurality of lenses, the second lens group being configured to correct for axial chromatic aberration, the second lens group being disposed adjacent the first lens group. The optical system further includes a detector disposed behind the second lens group; a mechanism for switching a configuration of the optical system between a narrow field of view (NFOV) configuration and a wide field of view (WFOV) configuration; and a ray path steering system disposed in front of the first lens group, the ray path steering system comprising a pair of counter-rotating grisms configured to enhance a field of regard of the optical system. The optical system also includes a stabilization system configured to suppress image jitter, the stabilization system including a mechanism for decentering at least one lens in the first lens group or in the second lens group orthogonal to an optical axis of the optical system. A pupil of the optical system is located external to the first and second lens groups for location of a cold shield within a cryo-vac Dewar enclosing the detector.03-08-2012
20120206796INFRARED (IR) TRANSMITTING GRADED INDEX (GRIN) OPTICAL ELEMENTS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - The present invention is directed to a method for making infrared transmitting graded index optical elements by selecting at least two different infrared-transmitting materials, each with a different refractive index, having similar thermo-viscous behavior; assembling the infrared-transmitting materials into a stack comprising one or more layers of each infrared-transmitting material resulting in the stack having a graded index profile; and forming the stack into a desired shape. Also disclosed is the related optical element made by this method.08-16-2012
20120120483LASER SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MATERIALS WITH MEANS FOR FOCUSSING AND ANTICIPATING SAID FOCUSSING OF THE LASER BEAM; METHOD OF OBTAINING A LASER BEAM AT THE EXIT OF AN OPTICAL FIBRE WITH PREDETERMINED VARIANCE - A laser system for processing thin film composite materials, such as solar cells and in general materials produced by depositing various layers of dielectric, semiconductor and conductor substances on rigid or flexible substrates of glass and/or polymers, comprising a laser generator (05-17-2012
20120212806Infrared Lens Unit and Infrared Camera System Provided with the Infrared Lens Unit - An object of the present invention is to provide an infrared lens unit having a high optical quality and an infrared camera system provided with the infrared lens unit. An infrared lens unit according to the present invention to achieve the object is the infrared lens unit to be attached to an infrared camera-module characterized in comprising a data memory for storing lens data and an image focusing condition is controlled according to the data stored in the data memory and temperature data in the infrared lens unit.08-23-2012
20120127565POLYIMIDE OPTICAL ARTICLE - Disclosed herein is an article comprising a lens having a width of 0.1 millimeters to 100 millimeters, a length of 0.5 millimeters to 500 millimeters, and a thickness of 0.2 millimeters to 5 millimeters; and the lens transmits light having a wavelength of 600 nanometers to 1600 nanometers, wherein the lens comprises a polymer and the polymer comprises a polyimide comprising structural units derived from specific combinations of compounds wherein the lens is transparent and dimensionally stable at a wall thickness of 0.2 millimeters to 5.0 millimeters and remains transparent and dimensionally stable after being (a) exposed to a precondition of 60° C./60% relative humidity for 120 hours and (b) then subjected to a lead free solder test having a peak temperature of 260° C. for up to 30 seconds.05-24-2012
20120212807Infrared Lens - An infrared lens has three lens groups put in serial order from a position closer to an object, namely, the foremost or first group of lens pieces of positive refractivity, the succeeding or second group of lens pieces of negative refractivity, and the rearmost or third group of lens pieces of positive refractivity, and a substance of the second group of lens pieces having greater dispersive power than that or those of the first and third groups of lens pieces. The infrared lens assuredly retains sufficient brightness, namely, having an appropriate numerical aperture, but yet no longer suffers chromatic aberration for rays in a wavelength range of 10 μm or so in addition to fully correcting spherical aberration, comatic aberration, and curvature of field, thereby attaining clear and vivid focused images.08-23-2012
20120212805Lens Unit for Infrared Camera and Infrared Camera Using the Same - A lens unit for an infrared camera is provided with one or more infrared transmitting lenses; a lens barrel which houses the infrared transmitting lens via a lens holding frame; and an actuator for performing image fluctuation correction of an infrared transmitting lens serving as a correction lens using magnetic means to prevent image fluctuation of a photographed image. The lens holding frame for the infrared transmitting lens serve as the correction lens and includes a fixing opening for the infrared transmitting lens and a shielding wall standing in an optical axis direction on an outer periphery of the fixing opening for the lens, and a separating space is provided between the correction lens and the lens barrel.08-23-2012
20120229892INFRARED OPTICAL LENS SYSTEM - Provided is an infrared optical lens system including: a first lens having negative refractive power; and a second lens having positive refractive power, wherein the first lens and the second lens are disposed in this order from an object side to an image side.09-13-2012
20130229704GRADED INDEX METAMATERIAL LENS - A lens with a graded index of refraction is presented. The lens is formed out of a sheet of material having a uniform thickness with a top surface and a bottom surface. Elongated openings are formed in the top surface extending downwardly to the bottom surface. Material of the elongated sheet is left between adjacent openings. A width of the material between adjacent openings is less than a wavelength of electromagnet energy the lens is configured to refract. The density and distribution openings varies across the sheet of material so that the refractive index of the lens varies across the sheet of material.09-05-2013
20120243077OPTICAL MEMBER, NEAR INFRARED CUT FILTER, SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, LENS FOR IMAGING DEVICE, AND IMAGING/DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - Disclosed is an optical member in the form of a film or a thin plate. The optical member contains near infrared absorbing particles comprising crystallites of an oxide containing at least Cu and P and having a number average aggregated particle size of at least 20 nm and at most 200 nm. Further, a near infrared cut filter, a solid-state imaging element, a lens for an imaging device and an imaging/display device are disclosed. They comprise a near infrared absorbing layer containing near infrared absorbing particles comprising crystallites of an oxide containing at least Cu and P and having a number average aggregated particle size of at least 20 nm and at most 200 nm.09-27-2012
20100232013INFRARED IMAGING LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE HAVING SAME - An infrared imaging lens system includes, in the order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens with negative refractive power, a second lens with positive refractive power and a third lens with positive refractive power. The infrared imaging lens system satisfies the following formulas:09-16-2010
20130235452ANTI-FOGGING OPTICAL FILTERS AND IR BLOCKING ASSEMBLIES, AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SAME - Optical filters, infrared (IR) blocking assemblies, and methods for fabricating optical filters are provided herein. In an embodiment, an optical filter includes a transparent base lens having a first surface and a second surface. The optical filter includes an anti-fogging layer as an outermost layer connected to the first surface of the base lens. Further, an infrared (IR) blocking film is bonded to the second surface of the base lens. The IR blocking film includes reflective layers configured to transmit no more than about 40% of IR light.09-12-2013
20130155495LENS FOR ABSORBING INFRARED LIGHT AND LENS MODULE HAVING SAME - A lens module includes a lens barrel and a lens received in the lens barrel. The lens includes an image-side surface and an object-side surface, and is configured for converging or diverging light from the object-side surface to the image-side surface. The lens is made by a composition of raw materials which absorb the infrared element of the light passing therethrough.06-20-2013
20110228383BROAD SPECTRAL TELESCOPE - An optical assembly includes: a first lens comprising a crown material; a second lens comprises a primary flint material for wavelengths below about 1.0 um; and a third lens comprising a secondary flint material for wavelengths below about 1.0 um, wherein the first, second and third lenses together are configured to transmit light and function in the visible, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) and long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. In some implementations, the optical assembly may be configured as an afocal Galilean telescope having an objective lens assembly and a eyepiece lens assembly.09-22-2011
20120275016ACHROMATIC VISIBLE TO FAR INFRARED OBJECTIVE LENS - Disclosed herein are lens systems that are capable of imaging in the visible spectrum to the far infrared spectrum. The lens systems are formed from optical crystals with different and substantially parallel partial dispersion characteristics.11-01-2012
20130182316Infrared Fixed-Focus Lens - The invention provides an infrared fixed-focus lens of which component lens pieces are made of germanium featured by low chromatic dispersion, and have no surface processed to serve as diffraction optics. The infrared fixed-focus lens comprises the first lens piece disposed closer to an object and of negative refractivity, and the second lens piece disposed closer to the image plane and of positive refractivity. Both the first and second lens pieces are made of germanium.07-18-2013
20130120832INFRARED OPTICAL LENS SYSTEM - An infrared optical lens system including: a first lens which comprises a crystalline material; and a second lens which comprises an amorphous material and is formed by using molding processing, wherein a refractive index of the first lens is greater than that of the second lens, and the first lens and the second lens are disposed in the order from an object to an image.05-16-2013
20130188247LWIR IMAGING LENS, IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - An imaging lens for use with an operational waveband over any subset of 7.5-13.5 μm may include a first optical element of a first high-index material and a second optical element of a second high-index material. At least two surfaces of the first and second optical elements may be optically powered surfaces. A largest clear aperture of all optically powered surfaces may not exceed a diameter of an image circle of the imaging lens corresponding to a field of view of 55 degrees or greater by more than 30%. The first and second high-index materials may have a refractive index greater than 2.2 in the operational waveband, an absorption per mm of less than 75% in the operational waveband, and an absorption per mm of greater than 75% in a visible waveband of 400-650 nm.07-25-2013
20130250404OPTICAL LENS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - An optical lens includes a lens member and two shade layers on opposite sides of the lens member. The lens member respectively has a lens portion on each side thereof. Each shade layer has an aperture above the corresponding lens portion of the lens member to serve the function of aperture. A method uses optical lithography technique to make such optical lens in a fast way, and the shade layers will have a strong bonding strength with the lens member.09-26-2013
20120019905LENS UNIT AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED INFRARED LENS UNIT - Provided are a lens unit and a vehicle-mounted infrared lens unit capable of correcting a focal shift due to a temperature change without increasing the apparatus size, complicating a production process, and increasing the costs. In a vehicle-mounted infrared lens unit 01-26-2012
20130208353LWIR IMAGING LENS, IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - An imaging lens for use with an operational waveband over any subset of 7.5-13.5 μm may include a first optical element of a first high-index material and a second optical element of a second high-index material, that may have a refractive index greater than 2.2 in the operational waveband, an absorption per mm of less than 75% in the operational waveband, and an absorption per mm of greater than 75% in a visible waveband of 400-650 nm. Optically powered surfaces of the imaging lens may include a sag across their respective clear apertures that are less than 10% of a largest clear aperture of the imaging lens. Respective maximum peak to peak thicknesses of the first and second optical elements may be similar in size, for example within 15 percent of each other. Ratios of maximum peak to peak thickness to clear aperture and, separately, to sag are also provided.08-15-2013
20130278999GLASSES FOR THE CORRECTION OF CHROMATIC AND THERMAL OPTICAL ABERATIONS FOR LENSES TRANSMITTING IN THE NEAR, MID, AND FAR-INFRARED SPRECTRUMS - The invention relates to chalcogenide glass compositions for use in a lens system to balance thermal effects and chromatic effects and thereby provide an achromatic and athermal optical element that efficiently maintains achromatic performance across a broad temperature range. The glass composition is based on sulfur compounded with germanium, arsenic and/or gallium, and may further comprise halides of, for example, silver, zinc, or alkali metals. Alternatively, is based on selenium compounded with gallium, and preferably germanium, and contains chlorides and/or bromides of, for example, zinc, lead or alkali metals.10-24-2013
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20130077157ULTRA COMPACT INVERSE TELEPHOTO OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR USE IN THE IR SPECTRUM - An infrared imaging optical system for focusing infrared radiation on an infrared detector, including: a front lens group having a negative optical power to receive infrared radiation and including a first front lens and a second front lens each with at least one aspherical surface; an intermediate lens group that receives the infrared radiation from the front lens group and includes a first intermediate lens, a second intermediate lens, and a third intermediate lens each with at least one aspherical surface; and a rear lens group having positive optical power, wherein the rear lens group receives the infrared radiation from the intermediate lens group and includes a first rear lens and a second rear lens each with at least one aspherical surface, and a third rear lens, wherein the imaging optical system has a stop between the rear lens group and a focal plane at said infrared detector.03-28-2013
20110216398INFRARED ZOOMING LENS - The present invention is directed to an infrared zoom lens that consists merely of optical components of germanium so as to implement an optical system that is capable of reducing variation in brightness during varying a magnification rate and is quite bright and that facilitates compensating for aberration, especially spherical aberration that is generally hard to do, thereby producing a clear and vivid image. The infrared zoom lens comprises first to fourth groups of lens pieces arranged in series from the foremost position closest to the object; each of the lens groups having all the lens pieces made of germanium, and at least one of the lens groups consisting simply of a single lens piece.09-08-2011
20110216397INFRARED ZOOMING LENS - The present invention is directed to an infrared zoom lens that has one or more of its lens pieces made of chalcogenide tractable in processing such as press-molding, grinding, and the like, so as to facilitate compensating for spherical aberration that is generally hard to do, thereby producing a clear and vivid image. The infrared zoom lens has first to fourth lens elements arranged in series from the foremost position closest to the object; each of the first to fourth lens elements being of a single lens piece, and at least one of the first to fourth elements is made of chalcogenide.09-08-2011
20110128615SINGLE FOCUS WIDE-ANGLE LENS MODULE - A single focus wide-angle lens module includes a fixed aperture diaphragm, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens and a fourth lens arranged from an object side to an image side in a sequence of: the first lens, the diaphragm, the second lens, the third lens and the fourth lens. The first lens has a concave surface on the image side and at least one aspheric surface. The second lens has a positive refractive power, a concave surface on the object side and at least one aspheric surface. The third lens has a meniscus shape, a negative refractive power, a concave surface on the object side and at least one aspheric surface. The fourth lens has a positive refractive power, a convex surface on the object side and at least one aspheric surface.06-02-2011
20120176668INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEM AND INFRARED IMAGING APPARATUS - An infrared optical system includes: a first optical element, a second optical element, a third optical element, and a fourth optical element arranged along a direction from an object side toward an image plane side, wherein the fourth optical element has positive refracting power, an aperture is provided between the second optical element and the third optical element, the first and fourth optical elements are made of any one of silicon (Si), chalcogenide glass, and zinc sulfide (ZnS), and the second and third optical elements are made of a resin material, and at least one of a surface facing the object and a surface facing the image plane of each of the second and third optical elements is an aspheric surface.07-12-2012
20120154905SINGLE FOCUS WIDE-ANGLE LENS MODULE - A single focus wide-angle lens module includes a fixed aperture diaphragm, a first, a second, a third and a forth lens arranged from an object side to an image side in the following sequence: the first lens, the fixed aperture diaphragm, the second lens, the third lens and the forth lens. The first lens has a negative refractive power, a concave surface toward the image side, and at least one aspheric surface. The second lens has a positive refractive power and a concave surface toward the object side, and said second lens is made of glass. Further, the third lens has a meniscus shape, a positive refractive power, a concave surface toward the object side, and at least one aspheric surface. The forth lens has a positive refractive power, a convex surface toward the object side, and at least one aspheric surface.06-21-2012
20120212808Infrared Lens - The present invention is directed to an infrared lens that ensures sufficient quantity of light incident on light receiving elements so as to produce a clear infrared picture. The infrared lens comprises a first or leading lens unit of positive refractivity closer to an object, and a trailing lens unit. The trailing lens unit consists of at least a second group of lens pieces located closer to an imaging plane than the first lens unit, and a third group of lens pieces located closer to the imaging plane than the second group of lens pieces. The trailing lens unit is displaced in any direction perpendicular to the optical axis for compensating for image vibration.08-23-2012
20130208354OPTICAL LENS SYSTEM - This invention provides an optical lens system comprising: a first lens element with negative refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface; a third lens element with positive refractive power; a plastic fourth lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface, with both the object-side and image-side surfaces thereof being aspheric, and having at least one inflection point positioned on at least one of the object-side and image-side surfaces thereof; wherein the number of lens elements with refractive power is limited to four. By such arrangement, especially by the first and the second lens elements with negative refractive power, the system has sufficient back focal length for arranging required optical elements, and thereby is suitable for various applications.08-15-2013

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