Security Applications

Durable optical systems for displays and cameras

The areas of optical security applications are no longer limited to classical observation systems such as surveillance cameras. A wide range of applications enables effective control, monitoring and inspection in a wide range of industries, including head-up displays and thermal imaging cameras. The areas of application in which optical elements are used for security applications are growing daily. The result is the growing demand for ever more powerful and complex optics.


The use of advanced optical systems enables pilots in the aviation industry, for example, to safely land and fly in bad weather conditions using head-up displays. The pilot's gaze does not have to alternate between the different instruments, but receives the most important information, such as course and speed, via a system of laser projectors, lenses and mirrors on the windscreen. Outside the aircraft, during airport security checks, laser systems can be used to identify the difference between shampoo and liquid explosives based on the liquid angle. Art trade also uses lasers. To analyze works of art, but also to remove impurities from precious, historically valuable works without damaging them.

In the manufacturing industry, e.g. in the automotive industry, camera systems enable control and process monitoring. With a thermal imaging camera, for example, it is possible to detect temperature differences during production and thus sources of error immediately, which could otherwise lead to quality differences.

Camera systems installed in drones are used in military, agricultural or meteorological areas. They enable the protection of border areas, crop stands - by control flights over the cultivated fields - as well as the environment through climate research and environmental studies.

Optical components have to meet high requirements: Robust and durable, they must withstand daily use reliably. High temperature differences, humidity or contamination must not negatively influence the imaging properties and performance of spheres, aspheres or optical systems. The solution are optical components that pass extensive environmental tests. These include, for example, adhesion, humidity and temperature tests. asphericon carries out such tests in-house. Our products impress through constant best performance and easy handling in daily use. As a reliable partner, optics from asphericon can complement microscopes, laser and camera systems, as well as many other optical devices in the field of security applications.

The same applies to optical coatings. You have the possibility to have existing optics coated afterwards or to seal new optical elements. Our optical refinements effectively help to minimize reflections in beam paths or to allow certain wavelengths to pass through.

Contact us, we will find the right solution for you for many different applications.


Custom Aspheres
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Custom Aspheres

Looking for a custom solution? Discover our customized aspheres with unsurpassed surface quality.

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  • Customized aspheric optics for UV/VIS/IR range
  • Individual optical designs for for all types of applications
  • Diffraction-limited quality with a Strehl ratio up to 0.99
  • Outstanding surface quality with roughness values as low as 5 Å
  • High-end optical coatings

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StockOptics Aspheres
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StockOptics Aspheres

Choose between asphericon a|High-NA, a|Low-NA and a|UV-grade fused silica. Thanks to CNC polishing and grinding this aspheric lens meets the highest demands on production quality and tolerance.

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  • Precision polished Aspheres (a|High-NA, a|Low-NA and a|FusedSilica)
  • CNC grinding & polishing for superior surface roughness
  • Materials: S-LAH64, N-BK7, FusedSilica
  • Diameter: 10 mm bis 100 mm
  • Off-the-shelf delivery for short lead times

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Spherical Lenses
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Spherical Lenses

Thanks to modern manufacturing technologies, we are able to produce spherical lenses of high quality and from different materials. In addition to optical glasses, these include crystals such as germanium and silicon, metals, PMMA and IR materials. For ideal use, we also finish your spheres with high-quality optical coatings...

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Optical Coating
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Optical Coating

High-end optical coatings for each application – in outstanding quality, with reasonable delivery times and the reliable asphericon service. Equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing and measuring technologies, our experienced team of technicians can turn your coatings ideas into reality.

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