APPLICATION FIELDS & MARKETS
- Imaging: lightweight & compact zoom optics for cameras, mobile phones or microscopes, adjustable eyeglasses, human eye like imaging systems
- High Power: laser-engraving, -marking & -cutting, scanheads for highpower applications
- Beam projection: adjustable illumination systems, lamps & headlights,varifocal automotive lighting, scanners, projectors, printers, etc.
- Laboratory equipment: adjustable multipurpose devices for optical prototyping, etc.
- Scientific and front-end: laser beam shaping & modulation, production of doughnut beams in optical tweezers & interferometers, etc.
- Further applications: thermography, infrared imaging, applications for terahertz radiation, varifocal ultra-sound lenses
Summary: Special high-end applications as well as numerous low-end mass products. Offset optical power can be implemented, optical efficiency up to 90%, chromatic aberrations computationally reducible, combination with “standard” optics (e.g. glass lenses) permits compensation of dispersion effects.