Clear Align announces the INSPIRE™ Line of High-Performance SWIR Lenses
Philadelphia, PA - Clear Align announced the introduction of the INSPIRE™ line of high-performance, ultra-lightweight, pre-engineered SWIR lenses for short-wavelength-infrared detection. "Our customers asked us for a lightweight SWIR capability enabling higher resolution operations at lower light levels for man-portable and UAV applications. Clear Align tackled these requirements and also improved the color correction, said Dr. Michael Finlan, Vice President of Imaging. “Our unique lens housing design uses proprietary coatings and allows for athermalized performance in a military-ready, robust package.”
The Clear Align INSPIRE™ is a series of pre-engineered, high-performance, SWIR lenses with F-numbers as low as 1.0. These cost-effective lenses have exceptional performance and are lighter weight than anything else in the market. The Modulation Transfer Function exceeds industry standards and enables the INSPIRE™ to provide exceptionally high-resolution imaging for night vision, search and rescue, infrared tracking, and other applications across the 0.6 µm to 1.7 µm imaging band. The lightweight, robust, and ruggedized mechanical design allows the lenses to withstand hostile environments, and is athermalized from -20° to + 60°C.
“The introduction of the INSPIRE™ product family furthers Clear Align’s ongoing strategy of tackling industry problems and developing robust solutions that exceed customer expectations,” said Angelique X. Irvin, President and CEO of Clear Align.
About Clear Align
Clear Align is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision optical assemblies from components to payload providing in-house optical, mechanical and electronics expertise that sets us apart from other contractors. Clear Align’s imaging expertise spans the UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum. We provide complex fully qualified optical solutions for defense, medical and commercial applications from terrestrial to space grade hardware. Clear Align maintains SDB, WOSB and SB status after this acquisition.