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Posted: May 26, 2010

Sensofar Launches New Aspherics Optical Profiler PLu apex

(Nanowerk News) The PLu apex is an optical profiler capable of measuring any optical surface from aspheric to flat or free-form. This is especially helpful when measuring optics. Its innovative design, based on Sensofar's confocal Tracking technology allows non-contact high precision fast measurement of 1 mm/s.
It is equipped with a high-precision air bearing stage and a powerful aspheric curve analysis software as well as a fast, easy to use alignment technology.
Sensofar PLu apex
Sensofar PLu apex
The new PLu apex is able to meet the most demanding metrology requirements for large samples with a measurement range up to 100 mm (optionally up to 500 mm) and up to 50 mm Z measurement range and up to 65 slope angle.
Non-contact metrology plays a key role in aspheric and free-form optics manufacturing industries. This holds true for mass production of Blu-ray and DVD lenses, cellphone, PDA camera lenses, digital cameras, projectors lenses. It is especially critical for high precision applications such us astronomical instrumentation, optical data storage and photolithography.
Source: Sensofar (press release)
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