NEWS 12 September 2023

Challenges and opportunities in gradient-index optics

A range of new manufacture methods promise gradient-index (GRIN) lenses of arbitrary distribution and an expanded range of refractive index variation.

These novel materials offer a new class of optical systems with improved size and mass and reduced optical component count. The new GRIN processes also offer opportunities in both visible and infrared wavebands. This Mikroniek article explores the new optical architectures enabled by these new degrees of freedom, such as multispectral imaging optics and low-mass avionic displays, as well as the challenges ahead in design, manufacture, metrology and environmental qualification to bring this technology to mass production. (Image courtesy of Qioptiq)


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Design strategies for large range flexure mechanisms

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Sustainability – ASML adopts a…

ASML has established the House of Re-use. To contribute to a circular economy model, fewer new parts are designed and the re-use of used parts is increased with a goal of more than 95 percent of re-used parts in 2025.

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Preserving precision in PEEK printing

Bond3D’s unique 3D-printing technology has vastly expanded the application scope of PEEK.

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