Ross Optical’s Photonics West Exhibit to Highlight Smartphone Applications of Micro Optics

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Visit booth 316 to learn about current projects, including micro optics for smartphone-based diagnostic tools

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Micro optics from Ross Optical allow shorter focal lengths, improving performance in compact medical devices and other critical systems.

Ross Optical Industries, a provider of precision OEM lenses and engineering services, will discuss micro optics applications, including a smartphone diagnostics case study, at the 2016 Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco.

The growing use of compact, portable and disposable optical devices challenges suppliers to maintain quality and performance while cutting size, weight and cost. Micro optic components from Ross Optical allow shorter focal lengths, improving performance in compact medical devices, hand-held communication devices and other critical systems.

Ross Optical is currently working with healthcare companies to provide micro optics for innovative otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes that attach to smartphones. The portable design allows for field use by general practitioners, nurses and parents, cutting healthcare costs and allowing more rapid remote access to specialists.

Ross Optical offers plano-concave lenses down to 1.0 mm and other micro optic lenses at diameters below 5.0 mm, including:

  • Bi-convex and plano-convex lenses, designed to form and shape light beams
  • Achromat lenses, precision-fabricated to reduce chromatic aberration
  • Ball lenses, used in many types of coupling devices
  • Prisms, shaped to redirect and repurpose light energy

Micro optics from Ross Optical are competitively priced and backed by in-house expertise in design, coating, test, inspection and QA. The company provides a variety of coatings that drastically reduce reflection and improve light transmission over the full 200-2200 nm range. Coating is a common challenge in micro optics; however, Ross Optical is able to coat lenses to the edge.

To learn more, visit booth 316 at Photonics West or

About Ross Optical Industries
Ross Optical Industries, Inc. ( provides custom, precision engineered solutions for OEM applications, specialty standard lenses, micro optics and other hard-to-find optics. Customers in R&D, electronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biomedical or military applications look to Ross Optical for their expertise in custom optical and mechanical design, prototyping, coating and manufacturing. Ross Optical is known for cost-effective solutions, and offers overseas sourcing, inventory and inspection to reduce supply chain risk for its customers. Ross Optical Industries is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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