SWIR lenses from Clear Align feature advanced modulation transfer

Dec. 6, 2010
The Inspire line of ultralightweight, pre-engineered lenses for short wavelength-infrared detection has f-numbers as low as 1.0.

The Inspire line of ultralightweight, pre-engineered lenses for short wavelength-infrared detection has f-numbers as low as 1.0 and an advanced modulation transfer function for night vision, search and rescue, infrared tracking, and other applications across the 0.6 to 1.7 μm imaging band. The lenses are athermalized from -20°C to +60°C.
Clear Align
Eagleville, PA

www.clearalign.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Clear Align announces the INSPIRE™ Line of High-Performance SWIR Lenses

Philadelphia, PA. 16 July 2010 – Clear Align announced the introduction of the INSPIRE™ line of high-performance, ultra-lightweight, pre-engineered SWIR lenses for short-wavelength-infrared detection.

“Our customers asked us for a lightweight SWIR capability enabling higher resolution operations at lower light levels for man-portable and UAV applications. Clear Align tackled these requirements and also improved the color correction,” said Dr. Michael Finlan, Vice President of Imaging. “Our unique lens housing design uses proprietary coatings and allows for athermalized performance in a military-ready, robust package.”

The Clear Align INSPIRE™ is a series of pre-engineered, high-performance, SWIR lenses with F-numbers as low as 1.0. These cost-effective lenses have exceptional performance and are lighter weight than anything else in the market. The Modulation Transfer Function exceeds industry standards and enables the INSPIRE™ to provide exceptionally high resolution imaging for night vision, search and rescue, infrared tracking, and other applications across the 0.6 µm to 1.7 µm imaging band. The lightweight , robust, ruggedized mechanical design allows the lenses to withstand hostile environments, and is athermalized from -20° to + 60°C.

“The introduction of the INSPIRE™ product family furthers Clear Align’s ongoing strategy of tackling industry problems and developing robust solutions that exceed customer expectations,” said Angelique X. Irvin, President and CEO of Clear Align.

About Clear Align
Clear Align designs, prototypes and manufactures custom electro-optic products used to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information for defense, homeland security, and aerospace applications. Clear Align builds custom imaging solutions spanning the ultraviolet, visible and infrared portions of the optical spectrum with a specialization in night-vision systems. Clear Align’s custom fiber optic solutions include optical integration for targeting, laser development, and remote sensing with expertise in low-phase-noise laser development. Clear Align is a certified WOSB, 8(a) SDB, and SB. More information about the company is available at www.clearalign.com.

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