Longer battery life, thinner devices and richer visual experience are all examples of consumer expectations that arise constantly. Likewise, innovative displays, thinner cameras and efficient 3D mapping are standard expectations in product innovation. To meet and exceed the many expectations from consumers and companies, optical components have the ability to elevate optical applications and high technology innovation.
NIL Technology create state-of-the art optical components. Our core components can be found here:
Benefits of our optical components in your optical applications
We create solutions that enable innovative optical applications in a great variety of devices. Consequently, our solutions provide a number of advantages to the final product, for example:
- Lower power consumption on devices giving longer battery life
- More compact devices
- More accurate 3D mapping
- Better image quality
Based on our expertise within design and manufacturing of high precision nanoscale features, some of the key benefits that we see from our work with optical components include the following:
- Low optical loss
- Higher diffraction efficiency
- Stray light suppression
- High output pattern fidelity
- Better intensity uniformity
The list goes on. The application, technology, choice of optical design and manufacturing method will affect the ultimate performance that is possible to obtain.
Optical components and our technology
The uniqueness of optical components is their ability to manipulate light through a variety of different methods, for example focusing, diffusing, filtering, reflecting, or polarizing light. In the end, the components are integrated into a limitless number of optical applications.
Our optical components are based on our main technologies:
- Microlens arrays (MLA)
- Diffractive optical elements (DOE)
- Gratings (binary, blazed, slanted)
Within these technology areas, we provide a number of different components, such as pixelated, free-form and multilevel DOEs; binary, blazed and slanted gratings; spherical and a-spherical microlens arrays (MLAs); and metasurfaces.
You can read more about the different components by following the links in the following overview.
Optics & Photonics Excellence
Large area high-precision gratings
Non-periodic gratings are possible
Photonics Excellence in optical applications
Optical applications are based on different types of optical components. For example, diffractive optical elements are used in 3D cameras/sensors to map the surroundings and slanted, blazed and binary gratings are used in augmented reality devices to guide light into the eyes of the user.
The more precise the optical structures are, the better sensing is achieved. Also, more accurate images are captured and displayed, all with increasing optical performance and less power consumption. The possibilities are many. A few examples are:
• LiDAR systems for robotic vision or self-driving cars
• Virtual/augmented reality (waveguides and proximity sensors)
• 3D and depth cameras for e.g. face recognition
• Lighting (e.g. diffusing or manipulating light from LEDs)
• As well as other applications like aberration correction, PSF shaping, filters, antireflective surfaces, fiber optics etc.
Specialists in high-precision and complex optical components
NIL Technology are specialists in high-precision nanoscale features and complex optical structures. We are experts in optical components and have a large track record with:
- High control of angles and sharp edges of binary, slanted and blazed gratings
- Small pitch of gratings
- Small anti-blaze of blazed gratings
- Diffusers with sharp top hat profiles and high Field of Illumination (Fol)
- DOEs with high tolerance and small pixels
These are just a few examples of our capabilities. Please contact us to get more information.
We are your partner throughout the whole journey, from idea to design and production of the optical part. We supply design, prototyping and manufacturing services of DOEs, such as 2D beam splitters, beam shapers, diffusers and MLAs, serving both large corporations and academic researchers.
NIL Technology – Design, mastering, prototyping, replication and high-volume manufacturing of optical components, all within one company.