Aspheric Lenses are used to eliminate spherical aberration in a range of applications, including bar code scanners, laser diode collimation, or OEM or R&D integration. Aspheric lenses utilize a single element design which helps minimize the number of lenses found in multi-lens optical assemblies. Said another way, unlike conventional lenses with a spherical front surface, aspheric lenses have a more complex front surface that gradually changes in curvature from the center of the lens out of the edge of the lens. This reduction in total element count not only helps decrease system size or weight, but also simplifies the assembly process. Integrating aspheres into an application such as focusing the output of a laser diode may not only decrease total cost, but may also outperform assemblies designed with traditional spherical optical lenses.
An aspheric lens or asphere is a lens whose surface profiles are not portions of a sphere or cylinder. In photography, a lens assembly that includes an aspheric element is often called an aspherical lens.
Aspheric elements are used in the design of multi-element wide-angle and fast normal lenses to reduce aberrations.
While in principle aspheric surfaces can take a wide variety of forms, aspheric lenses are often designed with surfaces of the form
Aspheric lenses primarily in high efficiency illumination systems, aspheric condensers offer superior aberration correction. Our aspheric lenses are ground and polished on the plano side and precision molded on the aspheric side.
Diamonti masters the entire value chain and leverages its reliable product portfolio to produce customized aspheres
Custom designed products of the highest quality
Flexible production – from a single piece to serial production
Customized polishing possible
Advantages of using aspheres:
Improvement of imaging quality
Reduction of construction size and depth
Enhanced total light transmission