- II-VI & Edmund Optics come together to boost IR optics accessibility
- The final new II-VI products offered by Edmund Optics are Lens Stress Analyzers
- Lens Stress Analyzers use cross polarization to detect thermal stress, contamination, and mechanical stress
Edmund Optics, a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology is reportedly joining forces with II-VI Incorporated in a bid to offer immediate delivery of Zinc Selenide based optical components. The newly collaborated firms claimed that this partnership would more than ever make it easier to buy optical components for infrared applications across prototyping, design, and manufacturing project cycles.
According to a press release by the Edmund Optics, TECHSPEC ZnSe Plano-Convex Lenses are crafted by Edmund Optics and built by II-VI Incorporated out of Zinc Selenide material with <0.0005cm-1 bulk absorption at 10.6 µm. They can be procured as coated or uncoated with broadband antireflection coatings for 3-12 µm or 8-12 µm. Their irregularity of <λ/20 at 10.6 micron and surface roughness of < 50 Angstroms makes them a perfect choice for precision Infrared applications, the press release claimed.
Moreover, the TECHSPEC ZnSe Aspheric Lenses have also been crafted by Edmund Optics and produced out of the same premier grade Zinc Selenide, cite trusted sources. While providing similar surface specifications and 8-12 µm AR coating choice as the ZnSe Plano-Convex Lenses, the TECHSPEC Zinc Selenide Aspheric Lenses exhibit diffraction-limited performance for lowest focused spot sizes.
The CO2 Beam Expanders are reportedly made from more premier grade Zinc Selenide optical elements for collimating light and enhancing the energy distribution of strong CO2 laser beams at 10.6 µm and exhibit minimalized beam deviation and antireflection coatings that generate 99.4 percent transmission and < 0.1 percent absorbance per surface at 10.6 µm.
The new II-VI products offered by Edmund Optics are Lens Stress Analyzers that utilize cross polarization to detect thermal stress, contamination, and mechanical stress, cite credible sources. They would reportedly be available in variants such as clip-on design, portable, or benchtop model, perfect for lab use.