Diamond Turned Aspheric Lenses for Defense & Aerospace

IR materials Germanium Calcium Fluoride Zinc Sulphide Zinc Selenide Aluminium


Diamond turning is an Aspherics best friend! Knight Optical can supply you with a custom made Diamond turned aspheric lenses. Diamond turned aspheric optical lenses are typically used in missile guidance systems, night vision/thermal Imaging cameras and other military based optics and commercial infrared systems (IR). The benefit of Diamond Turned Aspheric optics, are that lens shapes can be manufactured very accurately without an expensive tooling cost except for the diamond bit; and is cost efficient for small quantities. Which are ideal for use within the Defence and Aerospace Industry. Knight Optical offers diamond turned aspherics from a range of infrared materials including Germanium (Ge), Calcium Fluoride (CaF₂), Zinc Sulphide (ZnS), Zinc Selenide (ZnSe), Aluminium (Al) and chalcogenide glasses like AMTIR (Ge33As12Se55 ). For more details read the PDF...

Optical measuring equipment
  • Diamond Turned Aspheric Lens
  • night vision thermal Imaging cameras
  • optical components for defense sector

Product features

Material: Germanium, ZnSe, Caf2, Silicon, Zinc Selenide (For LWIR)
Diameter: Up to 200mm dia +0, -0.02mm
Thickness: +/- 0.2mm
Flatness: < 1/2 wave over 90% aperture
Surface quality: < 40-20 scratch/dig
Parallelism: 5 arcmin
Coating: AR/DLC (3-5 micron, 7-14 micron, 10-12 micron)

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