Replicated mirrors and lenses can directly replace conventional optics to provide lower-cost optical system solutions that are more compact and lighter compared to systems using conventional optics. Holographix produces high quality optical surfaces onto low-cost metal, glass, ceramic, or plastic blanks using our proprietary replication technology.
Plano, spherical, aspherical, and cylindrical surfaces can be replicated in OEM quantities, making replication an attractive approach to fabricating a wide range of high-quality optical components. Holographix can also replicate diffractive optics onto refractive surfaces, providing diffraction-limited performance from a single optical element.
Replication minimizes system cost, reduces weight of the final component, and significantly simplifies system design by eliminating glass mirrors and placing the mirror surface directly onto the metal mount.
Because readily machinable materials such as aluminum and beryllium can be used to produce replica substrates, custom mirrors can be produced with pre-machined alignment tabs, mounts and other design features required for direct assembly into the final system. The use of replicated mirrors provides both design and manufacturing flexibility at a lower unit cost than conventional glass mirrors.
Aspherics may be replicated onto various surfaces either for use in transmission or reflection. In a typical case, replication of an aspheric surface onto a standard spherical surface significantly reduces cost of final component when compared to grinding and polishing. The final product provides aberration corrected performance using a single optical element.
The range of custom macro-optic specifications that we can support include:
|Wavelength range:||190 nm to 15 µm|
|Flatness/curvature:||< 1/10 wave|
|Scratch/Dig:||down to 20/10|
|Temperature range:||-50° C to 200° C|
|Humidity range:||0 to 95% continuous|
|Chemical resistance:||most common solvents|