Optical OEM Systems by SwissOptic in Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Spherical Optics.

Highest Image and Beam Qualities.

We produce spherical optics for your demanding applications in imaging and multispectral systems (e. g. digital aerial cameras) as well as in laser-based technologies (e. g. femtosecond lasers, high-energy lasers, 193 nm optics).


MaterialsOptic glass, quartz, filter glass, glass ceramics, special materials
Dimensions∅10 to 350 mm
Radii5 mm to ∞
Shape defects1/100 PVr @ 546 nm
10“ according to ISO 10110 or TIR +/-0.001 mm
Roughness0.2 nm RMS
Center thickness+/-3 μm
Diameter+/-3 μm
Surface error5/1 x 0.016 according to ISO 10110
GeometryAs desired, according to requirements
Laser damage threshold20 J/cm2


  • Interferometry incl. radii measurement techniques
  • White light interferometry
  • High-precise, no-touch and touch measurement techniques for diameter, center thickness and roundness
  • 3D coordinate measuring techniques (tactile & optical)
  • Various microscopy technologies

Our expertise

  • Complete in-house production (preparation of raw material > coating/lacquering)
  • Flexible and controlled production technologies
  • High-precise lenses (λ/100 PV; λ/500 RMS), manufactured using deterministic processes
  • Lenses for various laser applications (special polishing techniques)
  • Lenses with highest demands with respect to surface defects and quality
  • Cost-efficient production even for small batch sizes

shaped lenses by SwissOptic AG

Various spherical lenses

lens centering on struder at SwissOptic factory site

Formed lenses

We possess

  • Expertise in lens production and the ability to produce and test any desired external geometries up to a repeatability accuracy of 3 µm
  • Measurement techniques and equipment integrated into the process in order to create positional tolerances (e. g. optics to mechanics) of up to 3 µm of displacement and 10 sec of tilting

shaped lens by SwissOptic AG

Formed lens

lens segment by SwissOptic AG

Lens segment
Cemented elements
  • Production of ambitious cemented lenses
  • Alignment under collimators, autocollimators or directly under the interferometer with simultaneous control of the wavefront transmitted
  • Option of free design, even when cemented and in terms of the optical functional surfaces

modeled and cemented lens system by SwissOptic AG

Formed cemented lens



Contact our specialists

Please choose your contact partner, contact us directly using our contact form or let us call you back.

Semiconductor Industry
Christian Schmitt
Fon +41 71 727-4790
christian.schmitt [at] swissoptic.com
Industrial Manufacturing, Security & Multimedia
Kenan Aygör
Fon +41 71 727-4011
kenan.aygoer [at] swissoptic.com
Robin Hitschfel
Fon +41 71 727-3176
robin.hitschfel [at] swissoptic.com
US Office for Photonics
Kevin Liddane
Fon +1 714 389-1756
kliddane [at] berlinerglasus.com

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Datenblatt Sphärische Optiken
Data sheet

Spherical optics

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