The customer required a 16mm radiation resistant lens which is not part of Resolve Optics standard range of fixed focus non browning lenses which consists of 6mm, 9mm, and 25mm focal length models. An added requirement was that the nuclear systems integrator needed the 16mm lens design to fit within a smaller footprint so they could use the new lens, without any modifications, in an existing radiation tolerant camera housing.
Mark Pontin, Managing Director of Resolve Optics commented “Drawing upon our extensive experience of developing non browning lenses for monitoring every part of the nuclear fuel cycle, we rose to the challenge and created the desired compact 16mm focal length lens design. Our customer is delighted as the new optimised lens fits seamlessly into their existing camera housing without need any modification”.
The new lens can withstant radition exposure up to 100 kGy (100,000,000 rads)
Designed to provide uncompromised performance on the customers 2/3-inch format radiation tolerant camera the new 16mm focal length fixed focus lens delivers high image resolution (f2) and minimal geometric distortion from 400 – 750 nm.
Manufactured to the highest quality standards from cerium doped glass, the new custom specified lens can withstand radiation exposure of up to 100 kGy (100,000,000 rads) and temperatures up to 55 degrees centigrade without discoloration.