Technical solutions

Optical Design

OPTO5 design capabilities range from the optimization of single optical component to that of high-grade imaging lenses and complete optical systems, including structured lighting and laser scanning systems.
Our experience, skills, background and scientific attitude lead to robust, cost-effective and innovative solutions for applications in:

  • machine vision
  • medical imaging
  • 3D metrology
  • high-power laser etching/engraving
  • LED sources beam shaping
  • optical sensors and factory automation
  • laser scanning

Initial ideas are developed all the way up the final design, by means of (non-)sequential ray tracing professional software and standard CAD tools. Therefore, our projects can easily be shared with customers, via technical drawings (fully compliant with international standards) and/or 3D model files, already ready for the subsequent prototyping and mass production

Rapid Prototyping

OPTO5 optical shop allow to quickly realize, assemble and finish with dielectric coating several kinds of products, such as:

  • lenses and optical systems with spherical surface elements
  • windows and mirrors, even with unusual shape
  • prisms
  • cylindrical elements

Prototypes of complex-shaped plastic optical components can be supplied in a short time via soft cavity (aluminium, copper beryllium) injection molding. This choice leads to more cost-effective and reliable prototypes than those obtained through diamond turning on plastic.

Thin Film Optical Coatings

OPTO5 offers a complete catalogue of general purpose filters, antireflection coatings, mirrors and dichroic filters, especially tailored to the machine vision and sensor markets. Coatings can be applied to any sort of glass substrates, such as windows, lenses and mirrors.

Metallic Reflecting Coatings:

  • Single layer Aluminium with SiO2 protective layer
  • Enhanced reflectance single layer Aluminium with selectable central wavelength
  • Single layer Silver with SiO2 protective layer
  • Enhanced reflectance single layer Silver with selectable central wavelength
  • Single layer Gold

Antireflection Coatings:

  • UAR Single layer MgF2 with selectable central wavelength
  • VAR Multiple layer dielectric with selectable central wavelength
  • MAR Multiple layer dielectric with selectable wavelength operating range

Dielectric Reflective Coatings:

  • High Reflectance multiple layer dielectric with selectable central wavelength
  • Beam Splitter multiple layer dielectric with selectable wavelength operating range

Custom coatings may be produced on demand. The interested customers are warmly invited to contact us.

Test and Measurements

OPTO5 laboratory is fully equipped with high-grade instrumentation, which allow us to perform a wide range of optical measurements:

  • Laser beam profiling with CCD camera and moving fence systems
  • MTF/EFL/distortion test for lenses and optical elements through image plane inspection
  • spectrophotometric characterization of light sources and transmittance analysis with CCD system
  • surface interferometry of planar and spherical surfaces
  • light polarization analysis with automated polarimetric system
  • goniometric measurements on prisms and plates with an autocollimator goniometer