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.