Product development, from the idea to the innovation

Transforming your idea or invention into an innovation requires that one take a long-term view. To ensure that an invention is successful on the market, and therefore becomes an innovation, it is necessary that in addition to considering the physical feasibility of an idea, every aspect in a product development process must be taken into account and potential risks removed from a very early stage. We are determined not to lose sight of the bigger picture.

Our services range from feasibility studies, preliminary development and product development, sensor development and image processing systems to optics calculations for illumination and imaging optics.

Wavefront measurement

Wavefront measurement

DIOPTIC offers a new Hartmann type wavefront sensor, which is specifically designed for the absolute measurement of deviations from plane wavefronts. The concept is based on self-aligned lithographic structures, which generate illumination patterns, that are observed using a CMOS camera. The self-aligned patterns lead to excellent thermal stabilities. Due to the self-alignment principle, no calibration process is needed. The uncertainties of the wavefront slope error are in the range of several µrad.

ARGOS 2 testing system for surface imperfections


Innovation to support the work of optics inspectors. Optical components such as lenses, prisms, mirrors or filter glasses are tested today almost exclusively manually and through a visual examination. ARGOS is the first-ever inspection system on the market that can deliver inspection results that comply with standards with the best reliability.

artist's illustration of EUCLID space telescope

Precision alignment of optical imaging systems

Innovation in the assembly of optical precision optics. With our multizone CGHs, the individual lenses of imaging optics can be adjusted to each other in a degree of precision that has been unmatched until now. Even the ESA relies on the method developed by DIOPTIC. It uses our CGHs to align the optical elements of the space telescope “Euclid“.

CGHs Customer’s Voice
DFNLs designed to align lenses for an assembly in the Euclid Space Telescope:
Without DIOPTICs fabulous holograms all this would not have been possible. A Diffractive Fizeau Null Lens, actually up to 8 lenses plus a reference beam literally “happening” on one single glass surface … that’s optics designers dream world.

Dr. Frank Grupp, University Observatory Munich,
Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Germany


Head-mounted display, augmented reality solutions: USEE

Innovation for a bicyclist. Whether riding in street traffic or racing downhill, reading the small display of a bicycle speedometer distracts one’s view from the road, creating a dangerous situation. DIOPTIC has developed an optical module called “USEE” which delivers all relevant information to the cyclist through an ergonomically readable display that is close to the eye. The company MOMES incorporated the module into a product with general availability in spring 2018.