Polaris has extensive experience in the design and modeling of optical systems that operate across the Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the electro-magnetic spectrum. Our staff includes optical scientists and engineers with many years of experience in lens design and ray tracing software (Optics Studio®/ZEMAX®) as well as in the development of physical optics propagation models. Polaris has created lens design solutions for a wide range of complex systems, including divided aperture, hyperspectral, multispectral, and polarimetric systems. Polaris’ optical design team provide the following capabilities for meeting your commercial or military requirements:

  • Custom lens design
  • Optical modeling and simulation
  • Optical sensor design
  • Light scattering measurements and modeling
  • Stray light analysis and mitigation
  • Optical component bonding
  • Multiple wavebands
  • Spectral analysis
  • Polarimeter architectures

System Development From Concept to Design, From Modeling and Analysis to Prototyping

  • Requirements definition
  • Concept development
        • Commercial Off the Shelf components assessment
        • Custom components design
  • Modeling and analysis
        • Optical-optical design, performance analysis, optimization
        • Mechanical – solid modeling, finite element analysis, cryo performance
        • Electronic – circuit and board design and layout, SPICE modeling
        • Phenomenology – physics-based and empirical signatures
  • Prototype development
        • Breadboard
        • Field test-ready
        • Pre-production prototyping