Optical Components

Optical components typically encompass the regime of passive optical devices, as opposed to lasers and other active devices. They are used as critical components in larger systems ranging from lenses in telecommunications laser modules to diffusers in display backlight units. These components include:


  • Lenses
  • Mirrors
  • Polarizers
  • Diffusers
  • Light pipes and waveguides
  • Beamsplitters
  • Optical filters
  • Fiber optics
  • Diffraction gratings

Exponent consultants have extensive expertise in many aspects of optical components, including:


  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Reliability
  • Risk Assessment
  • Failure Analysis
  • Optical Safety

Specific capabilities that we employ to answer clients’ needs include:


  • Spectroscopy (transmission/reflection/absorption)
  • Beam imaging
  • Gloss/haze/DOI
  • Colorimetry
  • Ray tracing
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

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