Peak Optics

Technologies & Services

GRIN Optics

Peak Optics nanolayered polymer GRIN optics have demonstrated a capability to reduce Vis-SWIR optical system mass/volume by replacing glass or homogenous plastic optic(s) and reducing the required optical element count.  These elements are available in low rate quantities for custom optical applications/system integration.

These advances were enabled by leveraging:

  • Activating subsurface lens material optical power (focus & chromatic correction) through adding gradient index profiles

  • Increased design freedom (design to variable RI profile shape/magnitude – axial, spherical, “radial”)
  • Flexible manufacturing technology capable of achieving a wide variety of GRIN profiles & final lens diameter/geometry
Unlimited Axial, Spherical, or Aspheric Refractive Index Profiles
Optic Fabrication and Custom Design Services

Optic fabrication and custom design services are offered by Peak Optics through contacting Aided by a developed Zemax add-on .dll optical design software program (available by contacting Peak Optics or selecting links below), optical performance of our nanolayered optics can be integrated and optimized for use in real-world optical systems. Whether designers are looking for increased field of view, chromatic aberration correction, or light weight optical alternatives, Peak Optics optical engineers can assist in evaluating and designing systems with these new polymeric optical nanomaterials.

Redesigned drop-in placement for a PVS-14 NVG eyepiece was 24% lighter than commercial product with comparable optical performance:


GRIN Product with 3.5X volume reduction and 7.5X weight reduction over commercial system: