Corning’s core capabilities and ability to successfully integrate them translates into full service for our customers. Vertically integrated from Design through Manufacturing our team will translate your specifications into a product that performs, materials and components, optical elements, complex multi-element optical assemblies, modules and fully aligned opto-mechanical assemblies and systems. Corning’s product development process leverages our best practices developed over 60 years of experience to reliably deliver projects on time within budget.
Precision Optics Fully Integrated Capabilities
Optical Design and Analysis – custom optical designs delivered that factor in cost and design for manufacturing from the start.
Mechanical Design and Analysis – long life mechanical designs to support optical assemblies and modules in your environment.
Software Algorithms and Controls – custom interfaces and control strategies.
Mechanical Fabrication – high precision mechanical fabrication capability for prototypes and adjustments, cost effective sourcing of volume mechanics
Optical Fabrication – refractive and reflective capabilities to deliver 1 to 350 mm diameter precise optical spheres, planos, and aspheres from a wide range of materials to support your specifications.
Optical Coatings – reflective, anti-reflective, lifetime enhancing.
Precision Assembly – experienced flexible assembly.
Systems Metrology – development of test strategies and benches to support customer specifications.
Manufacturing Data Management – flexible delivery of test data supported by our ISO 14001 manufacturing environment.
Contamination Control – variety of clean rooms to support the needs of your wavelengths including molecular cleanliness for DUV.
Attribute Performance Ranges
|Product Attributes||Provided as examples – contact us about your project if you have questions on attributes not listed or values outside the ranges provided.|
|Wavelengths||From EUV to IR|
|Numerical Aperature (NA)||Up to 1.3|
|Field Sizes||From 0.01mm to 100mm|
|Wavefront (optical path differences)||Down to diffraction limits|
|Bandwidth||From picometer to polychromatic|
Custom Refractive Optics
|Germanium (Ge)||Most frequently used material for LWIR Windows and Optical Systems|
|Zinc Selenide (ZnSe)||Most frequetly used for IR Optical Systems when visible testing is required|
|Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) [ClearTran]||Most frequently used for Windows|
|AMTIR (GeAsSe)||Used for Infrared Optical Systems|
|Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) Barium Fluoride (Barium Fluoride (BaF2)|
|Gallium Arsenide (aAs)|
Conventional Grind and Polish
- Produces finished spherical, aspherical and flat optical surfaces
- Surface accuracy to 2 millionths of an inch
- Surface quality to 20/10 and <1 nanometer roughness
- Produces finished aspherical, freeform and spherical optical surfaces
- Surface accuracy to < 6 millionths of an inch
- Surface roughness to1.5 nanometers
Testing with White Light Interferometer, Profilometers, and Phase Shifting Interferometry