Shanghai Optics Inc

Metuchen, NJ 08840

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About Shanghai Optics Inc

Shanghai Optics is an unparalleled custom optical engineering solution provider offering custom optical manufacturing, design and engineering services.

Product Summary

We're one of the top custom lens manufacturers that specializes in custom lens assembly and delivers the best cost-effective custom optical solutions in the photonics industry.

Contact

425 Main St
Suite 2E
Metuchen, NJ 08840
United States
https://www.shanghai-optics.com
732-692-8175

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We are the leading custom optics supplier of photonics products including high precision optical components, lens systems, and opto-mechanical assembly – UV, VIS, NIR and SWIR applications. We serve OEM customers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, defense, industrial, commercial and research industries in North America and worldwide.

From rapid prototyping to high-volume production, SO offers a full spectrum of design and manufacturing expertise including our state-of –the-art metrology equipment to ensure optical performance. Our expert engineering team can optimize optical systems with in-depth Design for Manufacturing (DFM). We have years of experience in custom lens design and optical precision assembly, which enables us to bring our clients top quality products with cutting edge functionality in the most cost effective way.

With our business experience in the photonics industry, Shanghai Optics has supplied clients worldwide with top quality optics that have resulted in remarkable savings for them.

Additionally, for 20 years our US Headquarters is the center of our operations with a reputable and successful Sales and Sales Support team. We are established professionals with many years of business experience in the U.S. We have the capabilities and experience to exceed our customer’s expectations by providing custom optics delivered on time with the highest quality, great service and competitive price.

Our Sales Team is experienced and knowledgeable – an added value to our customers by identifying what is important to various customers and offering solutions for their product designs or needs. Our team is very passionate, dedicated, and committed to establishing relationships and working with PhDs, researchers, engineers, scientists in the field of Defense, Security, Industrial, Aerospace, Bioengineering, and Pharmaceutical Industries worldwide.

Our goal is to optimize your design with manufacturing input to bring your visions to life!

Quality Services

  • DFM – Design for Manufacturing Input
  • Optical System Design – Component/Lens System/Instrumental
  • Optical System Assembly and Sub-assembly
  • Optical Design Optimization
  • Custom Optics Fabrication
  • Reverse Engineering
Cutting Edge Advantages
  • Competitive Prices
  • Quality ISO:9001-2015 Registered
  • Short Lead Times
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Creative Solutions for Lens Design and Optimization
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Complete Box Build Solutions

Products

Optical filters

AR/MR/VR Filter

Filters serve as indispensable tools in the realm of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR), enhancing the visual experience and making it more ...
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Optical Coatings

You might not think about it daily, but optical coatings are used in virtually every aspect of our lives and are crucial for optimal light performance. From the digital camera...
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Mirrors

Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror

Off Axis Parabolic Mirror for Every ApplicationAn off axis parabolic mirror is an optical device which transforms plane waves into spherical waves and spherical waves into plane...
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Collimators

Fiber Collimators

Fiber Collimator made of stainless steel; size: ∅6.81mm x 9.27mmA fiber collimator is an optical component designed to transform the light emitted by an optical fiber into a collimated...
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Assemblies

Optical Lens Assembly

Our Optical Lens System Design and Optical Lens Assembly BrochureWe utilize our expertise, optical system design, advanced in-house manufacturing and testing equipment for delivering...
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Lenses

Infrared (IR) Aspheric Lenses

Infrared (IR) Aspheric LensesShanghai Optics has high manufacturing capability of Infrared Aspheric Lenses for substrates such as Germanium (GE), Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) and Silicon...
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Lenses

Axicon Lens

Axicon Lens IntroductionAn axicon lens is a special lens with one plano (flat) surface and one conical surface. Also known as a rotationally symmetric prism, an axicon lens creates...
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Medical systems

Medical Device Optics

Medical Device Optics OverviewMedical device optics play a key role in every type of medical technology, from diagnostics to treatment to cutting-edge research. At Shanghai Optics...
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Lenses

TIR Lens

A TIR lens is an optical lens built on the principal of total internal reflection (TIR). TIR lenses collimate light, sending out a concentrated beam of full intensity. They are...
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Lenses

SWIR Imaging Lenses

A SWIR lens, or short wave infrared lens, is optimized for light in the 0.9 – 1.7μmwavelength range. At Shanghai Optics we manufacture high quality SWIR lenses for surveillance...

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Optical coating & fabrication capabilities

Optical Coating at Shanghai Optics

An optical coating is a thin-film deposit used to enhance transmission, change reflective properties, or change the polarization of light transmitted through an optical component...
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Lenses

Telecentric Lenses

Telecentric Lenses are widely used in metrology instruments, laser marking systems, and AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection) machines. Here’s a 360 view of one of our custom Telecentric...
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Optics

Shanghai Optics Introduction & Factory Tour

Shanghai Optics is a leading global custom optics manufacturer and optical solution provider with more than 60 years of experience. Our experienced engineering team possesses ...
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Spectrometers

Spectrophotometer Transmittance Measurement

An inside look at how Shanghai Optics engineers measure transmittance using a Spectrophotometer. Spectrophotometers measure transmittance and reflectance of lenses and lens assemblies...
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Spectroscopy

Spectrophotometer Transmittance Measurement

An inside look at how Shanghai Optics engineers measure transmittance using a Spectrophotometer. Spectrophotometers measure transmittance and reflectance of lenses and lens assemblies...
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Medical systems

Medical Optics Introduction

Optics is playing a key role in nearly every modern diagnostic advancement and devices that rely on optics are extensively used for medical research, diagnostics, and treatment...
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Consulting

Rapid Optical Prototyping by Shanghai Optics

Reducing custom optical product life-cycles and delivering true rapid prototyping is critical to the success of devices, instruments, and platforms that rely on optics and imaging...
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Consulting

Reverse Engineering a Lens

Reverse Engineering a Lens
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Microscopes

How to Choose the Right Microscope Objective

Objective lenses are used in microscopy systems for a range of scientific research, industrial, and general lab applications. A microscope objective is typically composed of multiple...
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Lens & window material (for finished components only)

Custom Optical Manufacturing Facility and Capabilities - Shanghai Optics

Learn about our capabilities, which includes diamond turning aspheric lens manufacturing, high laser damage threshold optical coating and state of the art metrology.

Resources

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Mirrors

A Comprehensive Guide to Concave and Convex Mirrors

Mirrors come in different shapes and sizes, with plane and curved surfaces dictating their reflective properties. Understanding the characteristics of concave and convex mirrors...
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Lenses

Case Study: LWIR Lens with Large Aperture and Field of View

Long-wave infrared (LWIR) objective lenses are typically utilized in conjunction with uncooled detectors. With the continual advancement of uncooled detectors in recent years,...
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Microscope objectives

Case Study: Enhancing Precision with the 25X Objective Lens

Case Study: Enhancing Precision with the 25X Objective LensThe 25X objective lens holds paramount importance in various scientific disciplines, notably in Isotope Ratio Mass Spectromete...

Blogs

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Micro-optics

Exploring Cellular Dynamics with Live-Cell Imaging

Live-cell imaging is revolutionizing cellular biology research, providing invaluable insights into cellular behavior, developmental stages, and the effects of drug treatments....
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Lenses

Optical Advancements: Enhancing Ophthalmic Exams with Two-Aspheric Lenses

In the realm of optical design, the integration of two aspheric lenses is a remarkable advancement, offering unparalleled benefits in correcting aberrations and in elevating optical...
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Lenses

Enhancing Optical Clarity: Exploring Pros and Cons of Achromatic Lenses

Enhancing Optical Clarity: Exploring Pros and Cons of Achromatic Lenses Achromatic lenses, also known as achromats, serve a critical role in optical systems by mitigating chromatic...

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Imaging systems

Understanding the Lens Chief Ray Angle (CRA)

Understanding the Lens Chief Ray Angle (CRA) In the domain of optics and imaging systems, the Lens Chief Ray Angle (CRA) stands as a fundamental concept, profoundly influencing...
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Optics

Case Study: Precision and Quality in Custom Large Optics

Case Study: Precision and Quality in Custom Large Optics The burgeoning demand for tailored optical solutions in the ever-evolving technological landscape has fueled the need ...
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Optical coating & fabrication capabilities

Enhancing Optical Performance: Understanding AR and BBAR Coatings

Enhancing Optical Performance: Understanding AR and BBAR Coatings The manipulation of light in optics relies heavily on innovations like Anti-Reflection (AR) coatings, which mitigate...
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Waveplates

Exploring Optical Polarization: Polarizers and Waveplates – Part 2

Optical polarization stands as a fundamental characteristic of light, wielding significant importance across numerous technological and scientific domains. At its core, it pertains...
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Lenses

The Importance of Understanding Focal Length

The Importance of Understanding Focal Length Understanding focal length is paramount in both photography and optics as it plays a pivotal role in determining how lenses focus ...
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Lenses

Underwater Double-Convex Aspheric Lens Case Study

Underwater Double-Convex Aspheric Lens Case StudyIn the realm of optical engineering, the development of double-convex aspheric lenses marks a significant advancement. This case...
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Spectroscopy

Understanding the Contrasts between Multi-Spectral and Hyper-Spectral Imaging

Understanding the Contrasts between Multi-Spectral and Hyper-Spectral Imaging In the realm of remote sensing and imaging data, multi-spectral and hyper-spectral image data stand...
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Cameras

Enhancing Automation: Machine Vision Cameras & Custom Optics

Enhancing Automation: Machine Vision Cameras & Custom Optics In today’s era of automation, the ability to perceive and interpret the environment is paramount. Machine...
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Waveplates

Optical Polarization: Exploring Polarizers and Waveplates

Optical Polarization: Exploring Polarizers and Waveplates The concept of optical polarization stands as a cornerstone in the realm of light manipulation, holding pivotal importance...
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Telescope, astronomy

Enhancing Telescope Clarity with Parabolic Mirrors

Enhancing Telescope Clarity with Parabolic Mirrors The pursuit of understanding the universe relies heavily on the clarity of images captured by telescopes, emphasizing the critical...
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Laser crystals/rods

Enhancing Endoscopy: Customized Rod Lenses

Endoscopic examinations are integral to modern medical practice, offering non-invasive means of visualizing internal structures. Rod lenses are pivotal in this process, facilitating...
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Cameras

Advancing Optical Capabilities: Microlens Arrays for UV, VIS, and NIR Video Imaging Cameras

Lens arrays, comprising multiple individual lens cells arranged on a supporting substrate, serve as vital components in optical systems across various fields. Their versatility...
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Optical coating & fabrication capabilities

High Reflective Coatings: Insights and Applications

Optical coatings, comprised of thin films, play a pivotal role in controlling the reflective, transmittive, or polarizing properties of optical components. This article delves...
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Mirrors

Optical Surface Specifications: Enhancing Performance and Precision

Optical surfaces, pivotal in the realm of optical components such as lenses and mirrors, are governed by stringent specifications ensuring optimal performance across various application...
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Spectroscopy

Innovations in Spectrometer Optics and Design

A spectrometer, a cornerstone of optical analysis, comprises multiple components that meticulously dissect light, offering a spectrum of its constituent wavelengths and intensities...
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Optical coating & fabrication capabilities

Advances in Infrared and Laser Coatings

Infrared radiation traveling through the Earth’s atmosphere faces challenges due to atmospheric substances, resulting in atmospheric attenuation or extinction. This effect...
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Microscope objectives

High NA Lens: A Microscope Objective Revolution Case Study

In the realm of microscopy, innovation drives progress. Shanghai Optics, a pioneering custom optic company, exemplifies this ethos through its groundbreaking approach to addressing...
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Telescope, astronomy

Ritchey-Chretien Telescopes

The Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) telescope, a type of reflecting telescope falling under the Cassegrain optical system, was designed by George Ritchey and Henri Chrétien...
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Medical systems

Medical Optics: Transforming Healthcare

In the realm of patient care, medical devices span from sophisticated multimillion-dollar imaging systems to compact diagnostic tools. While radiological systems are well-established...
Optics

Exploring Optical Quality: Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) Testing

Exploring Optical Quality: Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) Testing Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) stands as a pivotal metric in optics and image quality assessment. It ...
Microscope objectives

Enhancing Blood Observation: A Case Study on the 20X Objective Lens & Tube Lens

Designed and optimized for a renowned medical company’s exploration of human blood, the 20x objective lens offers exceptional resolution critical for biological analysis...
Lenses

Advancing Optics: From Spherical to Aspheric Lenses

The transition from spherical to aspheric lenses marks a significant advancement in optical technology. While both types serve various applications, the unique surface shape of...
Lenses

Advancing Optical Lens Manufacturing

Advancing Optical Lens ManufacturingIn the realm of microscopy systems for medical devices, scientific research, and industrial applications, the significance of high-resolution...
Mirrors

Exploring Metallic Mirror Coatings

Exploring Metallic Mirror CoatingsIn this article, we will delve into the specifics of metallic mirror coatings, focusing on Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings and metal film coatings...
Microscope objectives

Advancing Dental Diagnostics: Small Objective Lens Case Study

In the domain of medical optics, the small microscope objective lens plays a pivotal role, particularly in oral health diagnostics and research. Shanghai Optics’ innovative...
Medical systems

Illuminating Biophotonics: The Synergy of Optics and Biological Systems

The field of Biophotonics serves as a bridge between biology and optics, exploring how light interacts with biological systems. This interdisciplinary domain facilitates the analysis...
Microscope objectives

Exploring the Functionality of Microscope Lenses

Microscope lenses play a pivotal role in enhancing our ability to observe and analyze minute details of specimens. Understanding their functionality is crucial for maximizing ...
Prisms

Case Study: Exploring the Advancements in Large Prism Applications

Large prisms serve as indispensable optical components across diverse industries, facilitating critical functions in scientific research, medical imaging, communication technology...
Polarizers & accessories

The Impact of Optical Polarization

The world of optics is a realm of intricate interplays between light and matter, where understanding and manipulating the polarization of light stand as essential pillars. While...
Microscope objectives

Case Study: Objective Lens Advancements for Medical Laser Instruments

In a recent project, Shanghai Optics, a leading custom optics company, took on the challenge of developing objective lenses for medical laser instruments. This endeavor required...
Lenses

Case Study: Precision Fisheye Lenses

Shanghai Optics rose to the challenge posed by a scientific research institute seeking precise imaging tools for accurate observations and analysis. This case study showcases ...
Mirrors

Selecting Parabolic or Spherical Mirrors

When it comes to optical systems, the choice of mirrors plays a crucial role in determining performance outcomes. Among the options available, parabolic and spherical mirrors ...
Optics

Ensuring Precision in Optical Surface Accuracy

Ensuring Precision in Optical Surface Accuracy Optical surface accuracy plays a pivotal role in achieving the desired performance of optical components, delineating the variance...
Cameras

Enhancing Autonomous Driving Cameras with Custom Optical Solutions

Enhancing Autonomous Driving Cameras with Custom Optical Solutions The progression of autonomous driving technology relies heavily on the capabilities of cameras, serving as the...
Lenses

Pros and Cons of Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lenses stand out in optical applications, offering distinctive advantages over traditional spherical lenses. This discussion will delve into these benefits and explore...
Imaging systems

Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) in Optical System Design

The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is a critical parameter in evaluating the performance of optical systems, encompassing lenses and imaging assemblies. It amalgamates resolution...
Polarizers & accessories

Exploring Polarization Dynamics in Optics

In the realm of optical applications, understanding and managing the polarization of light is of paramount importance, often overshadowed by considerations such as wavelength ...
Optical coating & fabrication capabilities

Flow Cytometry: Shedding Light on Cellular Diversity and Analysis

Flow cytometry represents a groundbreaking technique facilitating the comprehensive analysis of cells or particles in a high-throughput manner. By leveraging principles such as...
Optics

Customized Optics in Flow Cytometry

In this article, we’ll delve into the benefits of customizing optical components such as lenses, filters, mirrors, beamsplitters, polarization optics, optical system integration...
Cameras

Advancing Security: Innovative Applications of Robotic Intelligent Cameras

Advancing Security: Innovative Applications of Robotic Intelligent CamerasMonitoring cameras have become indispensable in modern security systems, providing advanced surveillance...
Microscope objectives

Fluorescence Microscopy: Illuminating Samples for Advanced Imaging Insights

Fluorescence Microscopy: Illuminating Samples for Advanced Imaging InsightsFluorescence microscopy, a critical tool for studying organic samples, utilizes fluorescence and phosphorescen...
Lenses

Case Study: F-Theta Lens Revolution in Laser Optics

This case study delves into a groundbreaking project centered around the development of an F-theta lens that challenges traditional configurations. The primary objective is to...
Microscope objectives

Customizing Fluorescence Microscopy for Precision Imaging

Customizing Fluorescence Microscopy for Precision Imaging Fluorescence microscopy, a powerful tool in scientific research, thrives on meticulous customization of its components...
Beamsplitters

Exploring the Dynamics and Applications of Polarizing Beam Splitters

Exploring the Dynamics and Applications of Polarizing Beam Splitters In the vast landscape of beam splitters designed for myriad applications, this article delves into the intricacies...
Microscope objectives

The Miniature Objective Lens: Precision in Medical Imaging

In the dynamic field of medical imaging, groundbreaking technologies are reshaping diagnostic and interventional practices. At the forefront of these innovations is the Miniature...
Imaging systems

AR/VR Advancements: Transforming Healthcare and Manufacturing

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technologies are making significant strides in reshaping industries, with a particular impact on healthcare and manufacturing. This article...
Cameras

Robotic Surveillance Cameras: Safeguarding Diverse Environments

Security robots, equipped with advanced sensors, cameras, and artificial intelligence, are autonomously contributing to global safety measures. Valued at USD 14.3 billion, the...
Medical systems

Capabilities and Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Medical Imaging

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) stands at the forefront of cutting-edge imaging technologies, revolutionizing medical diagnostics and research. Offering high-resolution cross...
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Spectroscopy

Molecular Insights: The Power of Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy, a transformative analytical technique, has revolutionized our exploration of molecular composition and structure across diverse materials. Through the inelastic...
Lenses

Infrared Lens Innovations: Advancing Imaging Technologies

In the realm of advanced imaging and sensing technologies, the significance of infrared lens design and assemblies cannot be overstated. These technologies, ranging from night...
Lenses

Optical Revolution: Aspheric Lenses’ Advances and Solutions

Aspheric lenses have significantly transformed optical systems, offering a non-spherical surface profile that effectively combats spherical aberration and enhances image quality...
Cameras

The Future of Home Security: Robotic Intelligent Camera Unveiled

In our fast-paced modern world, ensuring the safety and security of our homes and businesses is an ever-growing concern. Technological advancements have reshaped the landscape...
Lenses

Understanding Lenses: Unraveling Optical Characteristics

The world of photography and videography has been revolutionized by the intricate components within camera lenses. Beyond being a mere accessory, lenses are the gateway to capturing...
Image-Processing Equipment

Influencing Non-Destructive Testing: Optical Coherence Tomography’s Impact

In various industries, non-destructive testing (NDT) is a critical practice for evaluating materials and structures without causing damage. Among the diverse NDT techniques, Optical...
Lenses

Infrared Lenses and Opto-Mechanical Design for High-Performance Systems

Regular lenses suffice in surveillance scenarios where infrared light supplementation is unnecessary. However, in situations requiring infrared light supplementation, the use ...
Optical filters

Exploring Cutting-Edge Applications of AR/MR/VR Filters

The utilization of filters in AR/MR/VR fields has evolved into various innovative applications, showcasing the transformative potential of holographic filters. This article explores...
Microscope objectives

Precisely Crafting Innovative Objective Lenses for Microscopes

Shanghai Optics, a leading optical solutions provider, excels in designing objective lenses for microscopes with a focus on innovation and precision. The lens design process involves...
Microscope objectives

The Significance and Advancements of the Miniature Objective Lens

The Miniature Objective Lens plays a pivotal role in contemporary scientific exploration, particularly in the microscopic realm. This compact optical component is essential for...
Telescope, astronomy

Exploring Telescopes: Navigating Optics and Personalized Enhancements

Telescopes, functioning on the principle of angular magnification, provide a means for observing distant objects by expanding their angular fields. The construction of telescopes...
Lens arrays

Case Study: Transforming Laser Imaging Detection And Ranging Lens Design for Autonomous Driving

Shanghai Optics, renowned for meeting unique optical needs, showcases its commitment to innovation in optics through a recent collaboration with a leading company in autonomous...
Micro-optics

Micro-Optics: Fuelling Advancements in Automotive Technology

In a rapidly evolving era marked by technological breakthroughs, the impact of micro-optics across diverse industries is unmistakable. One sector that particularly stands out ...
Communications systems, free space (atmospheric)

Case Study: Breakthrough in Satellite Imaging Technology

Overview In the realm of modern communication, Earth observation, and scientific research, satellites play an indispensable role. The optical systems utilized in on-orbit satellites...
Lenses

Wide-Angle vs. Fisheye Lenses: A Comprehensive Comparison

IntroductionWide-angle and fisheye lenses are popular tools for photographers seeking a broad field of vision. Both lenses offer unique features and applications. This article...
Lenses

Infrared Lens Design: Shaping Advanced Imaging

In the realm of cutting-edge imaging and sensing technologies, the significance of infrared lens design and assemblies cannot be overstated. These technologies have found widespread...
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Consulting

Optical System Design and Challenges

At Shanghai Optics, we use the optical design tool Zemax to design, analyze, and optimize optical systems, such as lenses, objectives, cameras, and other optical devices. ...
Medical systems

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

IntroductionOptical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has established itself as a groundbreaking technique, heralding a new era in non-destructive three-dimensional (3D) imaging of various...
Consulting

What are the 5 stages of Optical Reverse Engineering?

The 5 Stages of Optical Reverse Engineering Optical reverse engineering involves a meticulous process to replicate and analyze existing optical components or systems, allowing...
Instrumentation, metrology

Optical Metrology: Precision Dynamics in Multidisciplinary Applications

Optical metrology stands as a formidable and adaptable tool utilizing light to measure object characteristics, finding applications across diverse fields. This article explores...
Lenses

Pros and Cons of Color-Corrected Achromatic Lenses

Lenses are integral to optics, shaping how we perceive and engage with the world. Achromatic lenses, a longstanding fixture in optical technology, address chromatic aberration...
Mirrors

Mirror or Lens: A Simple Guide to the Technical Differences

The disparity between mirrors and lenses lies in the manner in which light behaves upon interacting with their surfaces. When light encounters any surface, it undergoes two primary...
Optics

Exploring the World of Optics: Physical, Geometric & Quantum Optics

The study of optics offers a fascinating journey into the intricate behavior and characteristics of light, unraveling its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments...
Surveillance

Exploring a Surveillance Revolution: Dual-Band Camera Case Study

In collaboration with a prominent security and monitoring organization, Shanghai Optics has introduced a groundbreaking dual-band camera designed to revolutionize surveillance...
Medical systems

Chief Ray Angle: Illuminating Endoscopy’s Precision Path

In the dynamic field of medical technology, Custom Optics Companies are crucial contributors to driving innovations that redefine the limits of what can be achieved. Within the...
Beamsplitters

Exploring Beam Splitters: Types and Applications

Beam splitters find their application in a diverse array of fields, from teleprompters to robotics, impacting various technologies we rely on daily. These unassuming devices ...
Robot systems

Advancements in Robotics: The Impact of Optics on Delivery Systems

The recent surge in the deployment of delivery robots has emerged as a solution to challenges such as labor shortages, rising wage costs, and the increasing demand for swift ...
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Microscopes

Exploring Microscope Types: Choosing the Right One for Your Needs

Selecting the appropriate microscope for your intended application is a significant decision that demands a thorough understanding of the task at hand and the available tools....
Micro-optics

Advancing Optical Systems: Exploring Leading-Edge Micro-Optics

Micro-optics, the realm of exceptionally diminutive optical systems, ranging from a few micrometers to a millimeter in size, encompass a variety of components such as microscale...
Lenses

Telecentric Lens Design & Application – Part 2

How Telecentric Lenses Operate? Telecentric lenses function by minimizing the edge angles of both the image sensor and incoming light rays. This meticulous approach results in...
Lenses

Telecentric Lens Design & Application – Part 1

What Are Telecentric Lenses?Telecentric lenses, a specialized type of optical lens, possess the unique characteristic of setting either their entrance or exit pupil to infinity...
Microscope objectives

How to Choose a Microscope Objective or Objective Lens

How to Choose the Right Microscope ObjectiveObjective lenses are used in microscopy systems for a range of scientific research, industrial, and general lab applications. A microscope...
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Mirrors

Improve Your Image Quality in Telescopes with Parabolic Mirrors

Astronomical telescope is a imaging device. Its imaging quality is strongly affected by its primary component. Imaging quality is defined by the relative image intensity, which...
Glass optical

Chalcogenide Glass: Transforming Optoelectronics

Chalcogenide Glass: Transforming Optoelectronics Chalcogenide infrared (IR) glasses, known as chalcogenides, were once considered exotic materials due to limited demand. However...
Consulting

Optical Design for High Performance and Cost Optimization

Optical design is the process of studying application requirements and designing optical systems to meet specific needs of optical instruments. For a complex device, the entire...
Prisms

Custom Optical Prism Application Examples

What is a prism?An optical prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that are angled relative to each other. Prisms typically have the shape of a geometric...
Lenses

IR Optics and Detecting Infrared Light

The Significance of IR Optics and IR Lens Advantages In understanding the relationship between IR optics and the detection of IR light, we first need to grasp the essence...
Imaging systems

AR/MR/VR Display

Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR) have rapidly advanced over the years, transforming the way we interact with digital content and the real ...
Lenses

What Are Infrared (IR) Lenses?

In the intricate world of optical engineering, the role of opto-mechanical engineers cannot be understated. These professionals are tasked with more than just providing a holder...
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Waveplates

What Are Achromatic Waveplates?

Ever wondered how light waves can pass through a glass plate without being blocked? It’s all thanks to an achromatic waveplate! This nifty technology might sound like something...
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Beamsplitters

How Does a Beamsplitter Work?

Beamsplitters are important instruments in various fields, such as interferometry and optics. They come in different types and have numerous applications. However, most do not...
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Lenses

What is a Concave Lens?

Concave lenses are one of the many lenses used in optics. They help create some of the most important equipment you use in your everyday life. These lenses come in various types...
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Lenses

What is a Convex Lens?

A convex lens is used in cameras, telescopes, microscopes, and other essential gadgets, but you might not know what it is or how it works. This article will explain what a convex...
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Lenses

When should I consider Reverse Engineering a lens?

Our customers ask us this question often. Because redesigning lens assemblies involves incomplete materials, tolerance, and performance information, some find it a daunting process...
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Lenses

What is Optical Design? and Why is Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) so important?

Optical design is the process of studying application requirements and designing optical systems to meet specific needs of optical instruments. The entire system may include optics...
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Imaging systems

Autonomous Driving: How Optical Technology transform the Auto Industry

Autonomous Cars in Today’s MarketThe automotive industry is primed for historic disruption. Practically every car company is investing in autonomous vehicle developments. By 2030...
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Lenses

Aspheric Lens Basic Knowledge

What is an Aspherical Lens?A spherical surface is defined by a single radius of curvature. Aspherical lenses have at least one surface that is not spherical. Optical Engineers...
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Spectrometers

Spectrometer Optics and Spectrometer Design

Spectrometer optics involves measuring light intensity by means of a specialized analytical tool called a spectrometer which separates light by wavelength. Spectrometers are used...
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Imaging systems

Resolution of Imaging Systems

Often the quality of an imaging system is expressed in terms of resolution. Resolution is a measurement of an imaging system’s ability to resolve detail in the object that is ...
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Medical systems

Design for Manufacturing Case Study – Medical Device Application for AR Headsets

Shanghai Optics offers custom optical solution services including Design for Manufacturing (DFM). We are proud of our long history of offering custom optical solutions for helping...
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Consulting

Design for Manufacturing Case Study

A scientific device and instrument company needed to develop an infrared lens with focal length of 40mm and f number of 0.98 for spectral imaging application. The spectral imager...