An optical system or module typically consists of a series of elements, which can include lenses, mirrors, light sources, detectors, reflecting prisms, dispersing devices, filters and fibre-optics.
Mark Pontin, Managing Director of Resolve Optics commented "Optical module and system design and development requires extensive knowledge at both the component and system levels. For any optical module or system development the initial step is to assess our customers application. For an optical module or system it is important to determine whether you require an imaging or non-imaging design because the performance requirements for each are very different. Optical imaging systems are designed to transfer an image of an object to a detector, such as a camera, sensor or your eye. By comparison, non-imaging optical systems are typically designed to collect, disperse, resize, focus, or collimate light. Following this, the next step is to determine the primary optical parameters of your optical module or system. At this point, we are ready to start designing an optimised optical module or system for your application. Our optical design and engineering teams have many years experience of creating and producing optimised optical modules and systems designed to meet your specific requirement”.