Jenoptik at OPTATEC 2010: Innovative optical solutions for growth markets

Jenoptik Beamshaper (PresseBox) (Jena, ) Jenoptik's Optical Systems division is presenting itself as a partner in the development, manufacture and sale of customized optical systems, modules and components at OPTATEC in Frankfurt. Operating via four business units - Optics, Microoptics, Optoelectronic Systems and Digital Imaging - it displays a variety of solutionfinding capabilities, targeting ambitious markets of broad diversification.

OEM partner for optical solutions in eight target markets

Powerful optical solutions are a key technology and, typically also, the core part of innovative products in numerous fields of industrial application. Combining its skills in optics, microoptics, optoelectronic systems and digital imaging in a single network, the Optical Systems division is able to provide excellent solutions for use in sophisticated environments and a wide range of applications worldwide. Its efforts to develop, manufacture and test customengineered optical systems, optoelectronic and optomechanical subsystems, as well as modules and components, facilitates innovative approaches to solutions.

Optical Systems is dedicated to continuously enhancing the successful and competitive performance of customers as their OEM partner. In line with this principle, this Jenoptik division is making its first presentation of a broadly diversified portfolio with solutionfinding expertise along eight target markets at OPTATEC 2010:

- Semiconductor & Flat Panel Display Equipment
- Laser Material Processing
- Defense, Security & Aerospace
- Health Care & Life Science
- Optical Measurement & Machine Vision
- Digital Imaging
- Lighting & Energy
- Automotive & Mobility

Optical module & system competence from DUV to MWIR

Focus of the Optics business unit's presentation at OPTATEC is as much on highly precise inspection lenses and modules for optical process control in the semiconductor industry as on distortionfree objective lenses for biotechnological analysis. For use in defense and security applications, Optics offers customized optical modules for image capturing and target detection.

Jenoptik continues their key role in discovering advanced solutions for applicationspecific transmission and modulation of a laser beam in the field of laser material processing. These customtailored solutions are complemented by powerful Ftheta lenses and beam expanders and will be demonstrated at the exhibit. (more information)

Specklefree homogenization from DUV to IR Many applications, such as lithography and inspection equipment for semiconductor and flat panel display fabrication, imaging and projection systems, require very uniform illumination of a certain area or object. Some applications require even uniformities below 1%.

The Microoptics business unit is a leading OEMpartner for custom specific homogenizer solutions and can tailor diffractive diffusers, beam shapers and refractive homogenizers, e. g. fly's eye homogenizers to the desired light source, typically lasers and LEDs.

In optical setups where a coherent light source is used in conjunction with a diffuser, one observes socalled speckle that can lead to poor local homogeneity. This effect can be minimized by destroying the temporal coherence of the laser. Besides custom specific designs and fabrication of diffusers, Microoptics provides complete plug and play solutions for despeckling.

Jenoptik can satisfy the requirements of the entire spectral range from deep UV to infrared, providing microoptics of CaF2, Fused Silica, Glass, Silicon, Sapphire and others.

The Microoptics business unit offers a complete portfolio of microoptical products featuring excellent performance. Based on a broad range of technology skills, customers can choose from a variety of options - from the design and flexible rapid prototyping to the manufacturing of small and large batches of refractive, diffractive or hybrid microoptical solutions.

With fabrication sites in Germany and in the USA and sales representatives worldwide, we are globally and conveniently positioned to serve our customers. (http://www.jenoptik.com/...)

Optical fibre cables for special applications in spectral range VIS & NIR

Optical fibre cables are used in various fields of optical technology for light transmission and beam forming. The Digital Imaging business unit demonstrates a broad spectrum of special fibre cables that can be adapted in terms of design, protection and terminations to exactly meet the customer's specifications.

Especially for high tech systems in the visible and near infrared spectral range, Jenoptik is able to supply qualified optical fibre cables and come up with a system solution to your problem. Optical fibre cables are being employed for telecommunication, sensor and laser technology, life science, metrology and the light & signalling technique.

Miniaturization of optical components in optoelectronics

A trend towards small and compact modules and systems can be noticed in different areas of many markets. Its advantages do not only translate into a smaller size, but also a reduced weight in some applications.

Driven by this development, the Optoelectronic Systems business unit presents two kinds of optical components: freeform surfaces and microlens arrays, which successfully face the challenge of growing miniaturization in optoelectronic applications.

Freeform surfaces help to minimize optical components and optimize their enduse functionality in addition. They are used, for example, into head up displays (HUDs) or head mounted displays (HMDs) of cars or airplanes. Moreover they are applied for beam shaping of light and for complex light and luminance distribution. (https://www.huberverlag.de/...)

Another optical component represents a further developed version of a doubleside microlens array as part of microprojectors used in the consumer business, minibeamers in laptops or mobile phones, for example. This type of array allows illumination beams to be homogenized and beams to be guided through laser projection systems.

Through further development of this technology it becomes possible to align both sides of a microlens array to each other with ?range accuracy thus warranting high overlay precision.

Selection of plastics as working material allows for costefficient manufacturing and makes these components attractive in different market segments, including automotive, lighting & energy, medical engineering and sensor technology. (http://www.jenoptik.com/...)

New ProgRes® SpeedXT core microscope cameras

The Digital Imaging business unit has now added two USB camera types to its ProgRes® CCD microscope camera range: ProgRes® SpeedXT core 3 and ProgRes® SpeedXT core 5. Establishing this new product range, Jenoptik meets the increased requirements of a large user community in the industrial and scientific areas demanding perfect image quality combined with outstanding speed.

The impressive live image speed of 17 fps (SpeedXT core 3) and 13 fps (SpeedXT core 5) at the maximum possible resolution of 2080 x 1542 pixels (SpeedXT core 3) and 2580 x 1944 pixel (SpeedXT core 5) is a decisive advantage of ProgRes® SpeedXT core 3 and 5 cameras.
When maximum resolution is not required, even higher frame rates of 30 resp. 45 fps are possible.

Users benefit from an optimized workflow: thanks to a two to three foldenhanced live image speed in combination with high resolution, specimens can be focused and positioned more easily and quickly - a clear advantage where moving objects have to be analyzed and routine work done in laboratories. Exposure times of up to 180 seconds ensure optimal image capturing, even in poor light conditions.
The maximum available color depth is 36 bits. (http://www.jenoptik.com/...)

Detailed information on the range of services available from Jenoptik's Optical Systems division at the OPTATEC trade fair can be found at www.jenoptik.com/optatec.

To gain an insight into the numerous applications of solutions devised by Optics, Microoptics, Optoelectronic Systems and Digital Imaging, visit our markettargeting presentation area in hall 3, booth B12.

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D-07743 Jena
Markus Besenbeck
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH / Optische Systeme
Director Marketing & Business Development

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