Compress Before Focus
Artist rendering of our ultimate goal.
We've expanded on our optical development technology pipeline with the addition of a new and innovative smartphone lens stack design. Uniquely engineered, the lens stack design* is a novel, compact telephoto system and builds on the benefits of the fundamental "compress before focus" approach of both the Blade OpticsTM and Diamond Blade OpticsTM technologies. Our approach of compressing light before focusing allows subsequent focusing elements to be more compact while retaining high image quality. This approach enables the potential for a larger aperture within the given depth constraints of a smartphone.
*Spectrum has filed a patent application relating to this smartphone lens stack design.
Our first proof-of-concept prototype features our patent-pending Blade OpticsTM lens technology in a fixed-magnification digital telescope with a narrow field of view. It is similar in function to many of today’s conventional telescopes, however, is distinguished by several very novel features, including a square aperture with a near 1:1 lens stack depth to aperture ratio. This has significantly less depth than what is seen in many of today’s fixed-magnification lens systems.
Our patent-pending optical technologies and lens stack designs are scalable to various sizes and can be manufactured using readily available optical materials. This creates the potential for our technologies to be used in a wide variety of optical applications.
Our First Prototype
The development of the new prototype and the application of our technology to mobile devices is at a relatively early stage. Additional work, including further engineering and other studies, are required to complete the prototype and demonstrate the potential application of such technology for mobile and other devices, and its commercial potential. As such, there can be no assurance that the development of this application will be successful until such additional work is completed.