Optical Gap

Micro-optical components and devices - Optical gap

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MEMS carrier substrate

Optical gaps have been an important element for beam shaping in high-performance optical systems with very small dimensions for many years. Whether in metrology, spectroscopy or phototechnology, high-precision beam shaping, ideally in the smallest possible space, is elementary for the realisation of maximum performance systems.

The processes and technologies used at Fraunhofer IPMS allow the realisation of customised ultra-high precision optical gaps for beam shaping in the smallest of installation spaces. Thanks to a planar assembly approach and the use of state-of-the-art micro-assembly tools, the Fraunhofer IPMS optical precision columns enable significant performance increases in a wide range of systems and application fields.