CAPTURE MORE LIGHT WITH LESS DEPTH
Artist rendering of our ultimate goal.
NexOptic is developing scalable technologies relating to imagery and light concentration applications. Management’s goal is to grow NexOptic into a creative optical development company capable of enabling new media and information platforms for both consumer and industrial verticals.
Utilizing Blade Optics™, the company’s suite of optical technologies, NexOptic aims to increase aperture sizes within given depth constraints of various imaging and non-imaging optical applications. Blade Optics™ refers to the company’s lens designs, algorithms and mechanics which vary from patented, patent pending and includes all of NexOptic’s intellectual property and know how.
We aim to enable bigger apertures in thin devices.
Our proof of concept telescope prototype demonstrated that core benefit.
In order to pursue numerous potential applications, we are continually expanding our optical technology development pipeline. One of our latest innovations, which is currently in the development stage, is a smartphone lens stack design that has the potential to substantially increase both the aperture size and focal length compared to known smartphone imaging systems currently in the market. Increasing the aperture size and focal length within the depth constraints of a smartphone (approximately 6 to 7 millimetres) creates the potential to capture higher quality imagery at long ranges with these iconic consumer devices.
Additionally, increasing aperture size enables a lens system to have a much better diffraction limited performance than a smaller aperture system, thus providing the potential for significantly improved resolution capabilities.
BENEFITS OF BLADE OPTICS™
NexOptic believes that Blade Optics™ has the potential to breakdown many of the limitations associated with conventional lens stacks:
- Aperture size: Blade Optics™ may allow the aperture-to-depth ratio to be increased in depth-limited optical devices to permit increased resolution compared to conventional optical devices with similar depth.
- Compactness: Decreasing the depth of the lens stack would create the possibility of more compact and practical imaging devices.
Our Blade Optics™ technologies and lens stack designs are scalable to various sizes and can be manufactured using readily available optical materials and techniques. This creates the potential for our technologies to be used in a wide variety of optical applications without the need for exotic materials.
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.