Syntec Optics is a leading provider of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly services for custom infrared optics (IR optics). Our offerings include IR lenses, prisms, windows, mirrors, domes, aspherical lenses, and diffractive lenses.
Infrared optical material selection depends on customer requirements. Some of the materials we work with include – Zinc Sulfide (ZnS), Germanium (Ge), Chalcogenide, Silicon, Zinc Selenide, Sapphire, Calcium Fluoride, and Magnesium Fluoride.
Syntec Optics offers unique advantages in terms of vertical integration (VI) and design for manufacturability (DFM).
Our infrared optics manufacturing capabilities cover the entire infrared spectrum: near-infrared (NIR 0.7µm to 0.9µm), short-wave infrared (SWIR 0.9µm to 2.3µm), mid-wave infrared (MWIR 3µm to 5µm), and long-wave infrared (LWIR 8µm to 14µm).
We collaborate with customers to ensure the optical design meets their performance requirements, such as MTF and FOV. Opto-mechanical designers consider specifications such as mount, focus type, and sealing while conceptualizing IR optomechanical systems. We can incorporate diffractive features in plastic, glass, or chalcogenides via diamond turning or molding. Diffractive surfaces provide chromatic correction in infrared imaging.
Customers also engage Syntec Optics to develop IR electro-optics solutions owing to our proven optical assembly capabilities in a cleanroom environment. Our expert assembly team also performs in-line and end-of-line testing to ensure optimum performance of infrared optical systems.
Precision molding of infrared optics using Chalcogenide glass is a less expensive production option for large quantities. We can mold finished, spherical, aspherical, and diffractive lens geometries.
Syntec Optics has a state-of-the-art metrology department to ensure the quality, precision, and accuracy of infrared optical components and assemblies.
Applications of Infrared Optics:
|Wavelength Band||Applications of Infrared Optics|
|Near-Infrared (NIR)||Infrared Optical Sensors, LiDAR, Night Vision, Pulse Oximeters, Biomedical Instrumentation, Agriculture, Food Testing|
|Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR)||Medical Research, Spectroscopy, Brain Imaging, Food, and Drug Testing|
|Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR)||Indoor Thermal Inspection, Coastal Surveillance|
|Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR)||Military Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations|