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We offer a comprehensive set of capabilities for designing and manufacturing precision polymer optics.

Optical and Mechanical Design

  • Design for manufacture
  • Design verification of an existing optical design
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Design for imaging and illumination (non-imaging) systems

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Single-Point Diamond Turning

  • Diamond turned optics from plastic (Acrylic, Styrene, Zeonex, Zeonor, Ultem), Nickel, Brass, Copper, Aluminum and many other materials
  • Capabilities to machine many optical surfaces like conics, diffractive, fresnel, toroidal, aspheric, spheres, plano and more
  • Extensive in-house design and testing infrastructure to support our SPDT services

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Polymer Injection Molding

  • Innovative optical solutions with injection-molded polymers 
  • Molding technology that produces consistent, high quality parts
  • Low and high-volume assembly experience
  • Unique bonding processes for fabrication of polymer doublets and triplets.

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Injection Molding

  • Wide range of uses, including consumer electronics, packaging, toys, and miniature
  • Complex industrial uses like medical technology and automotive manufacturing
  • We can design and create a variety of optical components in-house, including anti-reflective and evaporative coatings, custom optical diffusers, diffractive surfaces, and spherical, aspheric, and Fresnel surfaces.

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  • Projection Systems
  • Semiconductor Inspection Equipment
  • Barcode
  • Scanner/Print-head
  • Solar Concentrators
  • Fiber Optics
  • Anti-counterfeit

Diffractive Optics

  • Create large aperture, lightweight optical elements
  • Improve the performance over conventional all-refractive systems
  • Significantly reduce system weight, complexity and cost
  • Reduce the need for exotic materials

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Microlens Arrays

  • Injection-molded microlens arrays
  • Produced from masters fabricated using RPC Photonics state-of-the-art laser writing process
  • Manipulate light for use in a wide variety of optical systems and applications 

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Evaporative Coatings

  • Anti-reflection (AR) and reflective thin film optical coatings
  • All coating fixtures designed and built in-house
  • Coatings can be applied to plastic and glass
  • Coating materials: gold, silver, aluminum, magnesium fluoride & more

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Common Polymers for
Optical Components

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