Ophir Optics LLC/ A MKS Company  

  • Booth: 601

Ophir Optics is a manufacturer of precision infrared optical lens assemblies, reflective and refractive IR optical components and IR optical coatings used in Defense, Homeland Security and Commercial applications.

 Press Releases

  • Andover, MA, May 1, 2017MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, will announce the Ophir® LightIR™ compact, continuous zoom lens at the XPONENTIAL show for Unmanned Systems and Robotics, May 8-11, 2017. LightIR is a lightweight, infrared (IR) thermal imaging lens for cooled detectors in commercial applications, including drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), marine, and handheld devices.

    LightIR is a compact, high performance, F/5.5 zoom lens with a focal length of 20-275mm. At only 264g, it is the smallest, lightest weight, continuous zoom lens on the market. It maintains a very high zoom ratio over the entire zoom range. A single board controller provides a micro switch option to select between RS485 and RS232 communications.

    According to Yitzhak Raif, General Manager, Ophir Optics Group, "LightIR features an innovative and unique optomechanical design that combines a lightweight, compact lens with a special zoom and focus movement. The end result is the highest IR thermal imaging performance on the market, ideal for stabilized payloads in a variety of drone, UAV, and handheld devices for commercial applications."


    The LightIR thermal imaging lens is available for order now with delivery starting in Q3 2017. OEM prices available on request. 

    Data Sheet: http://www.ophiropt.com/infrared-optics/zoom-lenses/lightir

    UAV Applications: http://www.ophiropt.com/infrared-optics/infrared-optics-applications/xponential

    About MKS Instruments

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, RF & DC power, reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, sub-micron positioning, vibration isolation and optics. Our primary served markets include semiconductor capital equipment, general industrial, life sciences and research. Additional information can be found at www.mksinst.com.

    About the Ophir Brand

    With over 40 years of experience, the Ophir brand comprises a complete line of instrumentation, including power and energy meters and beam profilers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser and LED measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including the R&D 100 award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters; BeamWatch®, the industry’s first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for lasers in material processing; and Spiricon Ultracal™, the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The NanoScan family of scanning-slit technology products are capable of measuring beam size and position to sub-micron resolution. The Ophir Optics products include high performance IR thermal lenses and optical elements for the defense, security, and commercial markets, as well as high quality optics for high power CO2 lasers and 1 micron lasers for cutting, welding, drilling, and 3D printing systems. Ophir is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments. The company's modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ophiropt.com/.

    Sales Inquiries: mktg@ophiropt.com

    PR Office:

    Shari Worthington

    Telesian Technology

    49 Midgley Lane

    Worcester, MA 01604 USA

    Tel: +1 508-755-5242            

    E-mail: sharilee@telesian.com


  • LightIR 20-275mm cont. zoom lens for cooled camera
    20-275mm F/ 5.5 continuous zoom lens for cooled camera. Weights less than 264 gr. High MTF performance. Extremely compact configuration. High zoom ratio for F/5.5 cooled detectors. Maintains focus through the entire zoom range....

  • NFOV (EFL 275mm)
    HFOV (deg) 384*480 512*640
    20µ 1.9 X
    15µ 1.5 1.9
    WFOV (EFL 20mm)
    HFOV (deg) 384*480 512*640
    20µ 28 x
    15µ 20.9 28
    Property Value
    Optical Narrow FOV Wide FOV Remarks
    Focal length  275mm 20mm
    f/#  5.5  5.5
    Spectral range  3-5µ  3-5µ
    Average transmission ≥93%  ≥93%
    cold stop to FPA Distance 19.2 19.2
    Cold stop CA  3.52  3.52
    Back focal length  23.52mm  23.52mm
    Distortion  <5.5% <-6.5% (in diagonal for 15um pitch 640X480 pixels)
    Minimum focusing range  10 meter  1 meter
    NUC (optional)  YES  YES
    Max. dimensions 67.1mm
    Focus mechanism Motorized
    Focus time (min range to ∞) ≤8 sec
    Zoom mechanism Motorized
    Zoom time (NFOV to WFOV) ≤5 sec
    Weight 264g
    Lens control Designated lens controller
    Drive voltage 12VDC
    Communication protocol RS485, RS422
    Operation temperature -35° to +65°
    Storage temperature -40° to +80°
    Front lens sealing  YES
    External optical coating HC / HD
    Lens 20-275 mm F/5.5 Zoom Mot 3-5 HD 680314-001
    Lens 20-275 mm F/5.5 Zoom Mot 3-5 HC 680314-002



  • SupIR 7.5mm F/1.4, athermalized fixed focus lens
    SupIR 7.5mm F/1.4, athermalized fixed focus lens for uncooled camera...

  • HFOV[deg] 160x12 320x240 384x288 640x480
    25μ  30.7 63.4 77.7 X
    17μ  20.8 42.1 51 90.2
    12μ 14.7 29.5 35.5 60.6
    Property  Value
    Focal Length  7.5mm
    F/#  1.4
    Average Transmission (8-12μm)  83% (HC)
    Spurious Reflection No spurious reflections
    Back Focal Length  11.97mm in air
    Focus Mechanism Fixed Focus
    Focusing Range  0.2m
    Depth of Field  2m
    Weight  25gr
    Dimensions  Length 18.8mm, Ø25.12mm
    Operating Temperature  -40°C to +80°C
    Storage Temperature  -55°C to +85°C
    Sealing  IP67
    M24x0.5 BWD 9.7 mm HC 680143-002 
    M34x0.5 BWD 9.7 mm HC 680143-003
    M19x0.5 BWD 3.3 mm HC 680143-004



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