Chalcogenide Lenses for IR Imaging
The benefits of chalcogenides – their optical properties, relative cost, and manufacturing options – continue to enable growth in the thermal/IR imaging market. LightPath’s BD6™ Chalcogenide glass is an ideal choice to replace Ge lenses in thermal imaging applications.
Jeremy Huddleston, Optical Engineering / Imaging Optics Product Manager, LightPath Technologies
Jeremy has over two decades of experience in optical design, test, and metrology, and he specializes in designing compact, low-cost imaging lenses for applications such as cell phone cameras and thermal imagers. Among his accomplishments, he was the optical designer for the original FLIR Lepton lens used inside the world’s first thermal cell phone camera and FLIR ONE accessory.
LightPath Technologies is a recognized leader in optics and photonics solutions, serving customers in the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries, for over 35 years. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, and fused fiber collimators. LightPath also offers full engineering design support for both optics and mechanics. This allows for the highest level of optical integration, competitive prices, and ensures the most extraordinary level of quality, performance, and manufacturability.