Competitive Optical Part Comparison

By Lisa Yang | Sep 13, 2016 2:14:00 PM

Thanks to our network of 21 optical manufacturing partners around the world, Ross Optical stocks a wide variety of standard and hard-to-find optics, including aspheres and micro lenses. What’s more, especially on multiples, we offer these components for 20-40% less than leading catalog prices.

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Do You Really Need an Asphere? The Case for Conventional Optics

By Damon Diehl | Jan 20, 2015 10:55:00 AM

When Regular Optics Win

Engineers are invariably drawn to new technology. It is important to realize, though, that sometimes old ways are the best. This is particularly true when considering whether to use aspheric lenses in an optical design. We at Ross Optical have certainly embraced the recent advances in asphere fabrication, as evidenced by our range of aspheres. With that said, we also stock a huge range of hard-to-find, large-diameter, spherical doublets and triplets.

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Aspheric Lenses: Irregular Optics for Simplified Systems

By Lisa Yang | Sep 12, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Advantages of Aspheres

Many optical designers have found aspheric lenses to be a favorable solution in situations where conventional spherical optics fall short. In applications such as medical devices and instrumentation, scanners, zoom and range-finding optical systems, and hand-held image capture devices, aspheres are often the key to more compact, higher performing optical designs.

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