ZEISS optics components

Optical high-tech components

Innovative production processes to suit your project

Devices are getting smaller and more powerful, and their functions more complex. ZEISS manufactures the appropriate high-tech optical components for this. Whether high-performance spheres, aspheres, freeform optics or special components – we continue to develop in every discipline and outperform our competitors with the renowned ZEISS quality. Do you need individual optical coatings for your project? We are also here for this and support you with our specific coating development.

Innovation from glass to application

Our optics offer precise advantages for many industries

  • Leading-edge technologies

    We create leading-edge technologies in optics and develop them to the limits of feasibility. Our ambition is to make optics even more precise and to lead them to perfection – for the benefit of our customers.

  • Process development

    Our experts define the best manufacturing strategy for each project and develop customized processes for your requirements. Our expertise starts with a piece of glass and ends with the integration into your application.

  • Quality assurance

    Even if all standards are defined according to the norm, particularly qualified employees with a "trained eye" and a lot of experience are needed to detect irregularities.

  • Flexibility

    Whether surface shape, cleanliness, roughness or overall performance – you decide where the focus is. We adapt all machining variants to your wishes and assemble our production chain modularly to match.

  • High-performance optics

    Many demands – one solution: ZEISS. We are represented in a wide range of industries. Our optics are used in space, in the deep sea or in industrial applications. Our experts thoroughly understand our customers and their task. This is our road to success.

Better performance through high-end technologies

Our expertise in optics for you at a glance

  • High-end spheres

    High-end spheres

    Our specialty are components with excellent optical functions – from the smallest radius to the largest possible aperture angle. Production is carried out entirely within the ZEISS production network.

  • Aspheres and freeform optics

    Individual and versatile optical components

    At ZEISS, we realize precise freeform surfaces for you according to customer requirements, whether a prototype or series production. All processes are modularly adapted to the individual product.

  • Flat optics and high-precision cement groups

    Flat optical components with highest transmission

    We rely on a broad range of materials to manufacture components with multiple optical functions. We jointly select the optimal coating from existing coating systems and even customize the cement.

  • Special optics

    Lightweight and highly accurate aspherical mirrors

    With our specialized manufacturing processes, we also produce sophisticated large optics and special parts according to customer requirements – for example, for use in space. Here, too, we offer all services from a single source – from material procurement to transport.

  • High-end filters and effective anti-reflection coatings

    High-end filters and effective anti-reflection coatings

    By manufacturing filters or applying optical coatings, we improve the optical properties of many surfaces – for high transmission and great performance right to the edge.

  • Micro-optical elements

    Optimization of optical systems

    Micro-optical elements can improve the performance of existing classical optical systems and add new functionalities. ZEISS functionalizes transparent surfaces using different refractive and diffractive optical elements and their combinations for application areas from EUV to IR.

Highest demands in terms of size and function

Rely on experience and ZEISS leading-edge technologies

  • < 0,1

    µm rise error for aspheres

  • ≤ 400

    Kilogram maximum weight for special optics  

  • λ/100

    Fit for spherical components

  • ± 0,1

    Arc seconds of parallelism for plano optics

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