Autumn 2023

Information Guidelines – Learn more about Catadioptric or mirror lenses, their benefits and shortfalls and where you might use them?
ViewPoint – When looking for optical components for your application the first port of call is often the off the shelf market, and quite rightly so. Learn more about the benefits of custom lenses and how to justify investment in application optimised radiation tolerant optics.
Technology Forum – Many applications in nuclear facilities incorporate remote monitoring cameras to assist in ensuring safe and productive operation. Learn more about the latest generation of non-browning lenses for CMOS and CCD sensors.
Design Focus – Use of satellite imaging for inspection, remote sensing, and scientific space research is well established. When best performance is critical learn about key design considerations for satellite optics.
Project Report – As a developer and supplier of custom lenses and optical systems our aim is to help camera, sensor, and instrument manufacturers keep at the forefront of the markets they serve.
Breaking News – We report on a new interview ‘Designing and Proving Optics for Military Applications’, Resolve celebrating its 20th anniversary and vibration testing a satellite optical system payload.
The Last Word

– As NASA plans to journey to the moon and beyond lean about how this pioneering organisation is developing a new advanced optical communications process.

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Spring 2023

Information Guidelines – When designing optics for military applications you will inevitably come up against some quite onerous environmental tests your lens will have to survive. Producing a lens or optical system for military use requires careful consideration of…
ViewPoint – Depending on what imaging / monitoring task a satellite is designed to accomplish will determine the Earth orbit it operates in and consequently whether you need to use radiation tolerant optics.
Technology Forum – Over recent years we have seen a trend towards using larger format sensors. The main challenge when designing optics for larger format sensors is keeping the lens size reasonable.
Design Focus – The advantages of using zoom lenses for imaging applications are well documented. Until now though the harsh environment of space has been incompatible with zoom lens designs.
Project Report – Current demand from both the commercial and military aerospace industries is for higher quality images. This has driven the development of a new generation of high resolution HUD lenses to meet these needs.
Breaking News – Learn about our new online presentation ‘An introduction to space ready optics’ and our recently published industry interview ‘Designing optics for nuclear plants’.
The Last Word

– UK-based scientists have used a method combining real-time images within the body, with SWIR light during surgery, to differentiate for the first-time cancerous tumours and healthy tissue.

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Winter 2022

Information Guidelines – As satellites decrease in size there is the necessity for the optics that lie at the heart of nano and microsatellites to reduce in size and weight. This is not always a straightforward task.
ViewPoint – When designing a new product what are the key design parameters to consider and the advantages of going for an ‘application-optimised’ custom optical design?
Technology Forum – Currently almost all spaceborne optical systems are based on fixed focus lenses and mirrors, why is this when zoom lenses offer many advantages? In this issue we look at a zoom lens design suitable for spaceborne applications.
Design Focus – When designing an optical system, you must consider the environmental conditions of the application. What are the key considerations for optics working at elevated temperatures?
Project News – Visual inspection using downhole camera and video are important tools to drillers and borehole maintenance engineers. Learn about how our M12 fisheye lenses are assisting a leading visual analytics company with borehole inspection array camera.
Hot Off The Press – Learn about our new capabilities brochure, introduction to radiation resistant lens video and new 3D printing facility.
The Last Word

– In recent years, social media has become the ‘go to’ digital marketing tool for more and more companies. Why do companies invest in social media and what is in it for you?

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Spring 2022

Information Guidelines – Designing lenses for use in in spaceborne optical systems is not straightforward. What environmental considerations should you take into account when designing optics for satellite applications?
ViewPoint – When designing a new optical product for a vision application, what should you consider first – the sensor or the lens and why?
Technology Forum – Traditionally lens design has been a trade-off between creating a lens that offers operational convenience versus designing a lens that excels at a particular application. In this issue we look at a remarkable zoom lens design that can serve multiple applications.
Design Focus – As the operating temperature of a lens changes, it will contract or expand, defocus or worse. How do you design lenses that can operate effectively over a wide temperature range?
Project News – Earlier this year – UK satellite video streaming specialists – Sen successfully launched their first ETV-A1 satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Incorporating low mass, high performance radiation resistant lenses, designed by Resolve Optics, the first ultra-high-definition video images from the ETV-A1 satellite are being described as outstanding.
Hot Off The Press – Learn about our new series of informative eye-catching videos and find out how you can meet with us at VISION 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany in October.
The Last Word

– Due for launch in 2024 a new solar powered land rover – ‘Lunar Vertex’ will explore the Reiner Gamma swirl, one of the most distinctive natural features on the Moon.

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Autumn 2021

Information Guidelines – What role does technology play in reducing lead times and helping produce better lenses? An optimised lens design that fulfils each customer’s needs is a great start.
ViewPoint – Do all types of zoom lens offer the same advantages and disadvantages? In this latest Viewpoint we compare the benefits and shortfalls of traditional with optically corrected zoom lenses.
Technology Forum – Radiation resistant, radiation hard or non-browning lenses are all terms used to refer to a lens designed for use in a radioactive environment. But what does radiation resistance mean and how do such lenses maintain throughput?
Design Focus – For many years – optical lenses have been designed for use in specific wavebands such as the Ultraviolet, Visible or Infrared regions where they offer good performance over a reasonably narrow bandwidth. More recently however, there is growing demand for wide bandwidth lenses – but what is possible?
Project News – In this installment of Project News we report upon a high-speed imaging camera manufacturer who turned to Resolve Optics to design a new larger image format optical module for the next generation version of their market-leading system.
Hot Off The Press – Learn about the latest news from Resolve Optics – how kitted parts have improved production efficiency, a better working environment for our lens assembly team and the positive results from our Smarter Working initiative.
The Last Laugh

– A new feature for the Lens Innovation newsletter that provides a few jokes to brighten your day.

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Spring 2021

Information Guidelines – How does expertise and experience impact designing and producing custom optical systems? Any project requiring optimised optics starts, by necessity, with the need to gain a full understanding of the target application.
ViewPoint – As of 1 January 2021, the BREXIT debate is over with the UK and EU finally agreeing on trade and cooperation terms. What measures has Resolve Optics taken to mitigate impact on its EU customers and suppliers.
Technology Forum – Traditionally Ultraviolet (UV) lenses were used mainly in scientific institutions for optical research. However, many molecules contain chromophores that absorb specific UV wavelengths which has led to a rapid expansion in the demand for UV lenses in industrial applications.
Design Focus – Are you considering an aspheric element as part of your optical design?
Project News – As part of their development of a new radiation-hard inspection system – Ahlberg Cameras turned to Resolve Optics to design and produce a robust, non-browning zoom lens.
Hot Off The Press – Learn about what’s new at Resolve Optics – a new MRP system, our Smarter Working Initiative and Career Opportunities.
The Last Word

– The UK has embarked on an ambitious development program to build the world’s first nuclear fusion power station.

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Autumn 2020

Information Guidelines – Across many industries, the trend in recent years has been all about the manufacturing of ever-smaller mechanical, optical and electronic products and devices. Read on to learn more about how reducing product size impacts optical design and performance.
ViewPoint – Learn how incorporating specially designed and application optimised optics in your product not only gives you security of supply but can also improve product performance thereby increasing your competitiveness.
Technology Forum – Introduces a new optically corrected zoom lens design that vastly reduces the moving parts of a zoom lens to just a single push pull movement.
Design Focus – To avoid optical systems going out of focus at higher operating temperatures you must carefully consider the differing rate of expansion of components and air spaces.
Project News – In this issue we report upon a ‘HD aerial surveillance camera’ and a ‘Satellite-based UHD video camera’ that have benefitted from specialist lenses designed and supplied by Resolve Optics.
Hot Off The Press – We report on the steps being taken to safeguard our production and testing staff, plus how video conferencing is helping customer communications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Last Word

– With conferences and exhibitions likely to be postponed until well into 2021 we discuss how to source critical photonics information during the pandemic.

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Summer 2019

Information Guidelines – Lenses are arguably the most important part of your camera, sensor or optical instrument set-up, they make or break your image quality. Read on to learn more about the importance of correctly specifying your lens system.
ViewPoint – When looking for a suitable lens for an optical application it is not uncommon for companies to spend considerable time searching through off-the-shelf lenses in pursuit of a least cost’ option. This article discusses the advantages of a design conception to production optics supply partner.
Technology Forum – Using lenses optimised for the SWIR wavelength band offers unique advantages for a growing number of imaging applications that have been previously poorly served by general visible or infrared optics.
Design Focus – Dating back over 20 years, we have established an international reputation for designing and producing high performance industrial endoscopes. So what can an industrial endoscope do for you?
Project News – In this issue we report upon a ‘Radiation hard vision system’ and a ‘Point and shoot thermal imaging camera’ that have benefitted from specialist lenses designed and supplied by Resolve Optics.
Hot Off The Press – We introduce an exciting new social media video concept to share information with you, as well as updating you on our quality accreditations and taking payments in multiple currencies facility.
The Last Word

– Article review ‘Using photonics to save the planet’.

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Autumn 2018

Information Guidelines – Even using the most sophisticated design and manufacturing techniques, lenses and optical systems can vary in quality. What benefits do the new generation of automated lens testing systems bring to you?
ViewPoint – A recent industry interview discusses are off-the-shelf optics always the best choice for process applications and what advantages are there to optimised bespoke lenses.
Technology Forum – In the 21st century many different types of optical imaging and sensing systems are used to observe and measure the Earth and the Universe at large. What are the important considerations when designing optics for space projects?
Product Focus – We introduce the new Model 363 focus corrected SWIR lens for inspection and material sorting as well as discussing covert surveillance lenses.
Project News – How are motorised zoom lens being used in motor racing and how are defence contractors benefiting from designed for purpose lenses?
Hot Off The Press – We introduce you to the Resolve Optics Lens range eBrochure and the how the new video teleconferencing facility is benefiting customers.
The Last Word

– Book Review of ‘Optics for Dummies’

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Spring 2018

Information Guidelines – Given the diverse range of sensor formats and different resolutions available in machine vision cameras, the number of lens options is vast. This informative feature introduces the key considerations when selecting a lens for machine vision.
Technology Forum – In an interview with IEN Europe Magazine, Mark Pontin describes non-browning lens development to cope with the demands of the nuclear industry.
Product Focus – To realise the full potential of recent development in Infrared (IR) camera, sensor and instrument technology, the need for very high performance, high-resolution or large format IR lenses and lens systems that meet the exact needs of that device is critical.
Project News – Resolve Optics receives EU award to help develop ultra large format surveillance system.
Project News – Resolve Optics develops an endoscope system capable of high temperature / pressure inspection within a gas turbine engine.
Hot Off The Press – The social media hub on the Resolve Optics website is here to provide followers with a taste of the distinct personality of our lens design and manufacture business.
Hot Off The Press – Resolve Optics takes protection of your personal data very seriously. With evolving data protection laws.
Hot Off The Press – Resolve Optics has published a new data sheet for its ground breaking Model 357 Nuclear 10x zoom lens.
The Last Word – Photonics-based research to test limits of quantum theory.
The Last Word

– How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Power/Energy Sensor.

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Spring 2017

ViewPoint – Standard Versus Non-Browning: what should you consider before selecting a lens for an application subject to radiation
Project News – Providing a Clearer View of Nuclear Reprocessing Plants
Information Guidelines – Athermalisation Explained
Technology Forum – Challenges in Designing Lenses for Megapixel Cameras
New Product Focus – Radiation Resistant HD Zoom Lens for 1/3-inch Sensors
New Product Focus – Affordable Ultra Compact HD Zoom Lens
Case Study – Ultra-Compact HD Lens Helps Monitor the Ocean Depths
Global Optics News – Steady Growth for Optical Coatings
Global Optics News – Photonics Industry Salary Report
Hot Off The Press – Wide Angle Adapter for 3-Chip HD Lens
Hot Off The Press

– Guide to Radiation Resistant Lenses

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Autumn 2016

ViewPoint – The Benefits Of Working with a UK Optical Design and Manufacturing Company
Project News – Successful Visual Inspection of the Space Station Robot Arm
Information Guidelines – Quick Tips To Aid Specifying A Lens
Technology Forum – Considerations In Selecting A Lens Adapter
New Product Focus – Flexible Format Radiation Resistant Lens
New Product Focus – Fixed Focus Lenses for Thermal Imaging
Case Study – Bespoke Lens Enables Precision Radiotherapy
Case Study – Smart Ballistics System Detects Muzzle Flashes
Global Optics News – Germany reports record sales of machine vision systems
Global Optics News – Novel Lens Delivers Controlled Doses of Medicine
Global Optics News – Photonics Market Expected to Reach $724 Billion
Hot Off The Press

– Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses

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Spring 2016

Technology Forum 1 – White Paper: Sensor Resolution versus Lens Resolution
Technology Forum 2 – White Paper: Are Off-the-Shelf Optics Always the Best Solution?
Information Guidelines – Setting Up a Tracking Zoom Lens for Optimum Performance
ViewPoint – Competitive Edge
Product Focus 1 – Wide Angle Adapter for 3CCD HD Cameras
Product Focus 2 – Close-Up Inspection in High Radiation Environments
Case Study – Improving the View From Above
Competition – Winner of a High Definition Z10 Motorised Zoom Lens
Global Optics News – Robotic Vision Market Worth 5.18 Billion USD by 2020
Global Optics News – Focus on Optics & Photonics
Global Optics News – Compact Camera Market Report
Hot Off The Press – Resolve Optics Achieves ISO 14001 Accreditation
Hot Off The Press

– Resolve Optics Appoint Production Manager

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Autumn 2015

ViewPoint – The Importance of Specifying Your Lens Correctly
Information Guidelines – Measuring the Resolution of a Lens / Lens System
Technology Forum – Why High Resolution Cameras/Sensors Require Multi Element Lenses
Product Focus – Model 346: a Radiation-Hard Lens for Colour Sensors
Case Study – Enabling High Speed UV Imaging
Global Optics News – Making 3D Objects Disappear
– Global photonics trade to hit $182 billion
– German Photonics Industry Report
Hot off the Press – Resolve Optics launches new device ‘responsive’ website
– Major Order for Radiation Resistant Zoom Lenses


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Spring 2015

ViewPoint – OEM optical design & manufacturing… a waste of money or a time-saving
route to an optimised solution?
ViewPoint – Lens or camera: where best to spend your money?
Information Guidelines – The importance of keeping lens clean to ensure best performance
Technology Forum – Radiation resistant lenses for applications outside the nuclear industry
Product Focus – Custom SWIR lenses for inspection, sorting & quality control
Case Study – Wide angle zoom lens adapter delivers true benefits of teleconferencing
Case Study – What happens when a manufacturer decides to discontinue a lens?
Global Optics News – Some topical breaking news items relating to the photonics / imaging industry
Hot off the Press

– Video introduction to OEM design & manufacturing services

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Winter 2014

Technology Forum – Six Tips to help you specify a lens for your vision application
Product Focus – Custom Lenses for Demanding Vision Applications
– High performance thermal imaging lens
ViewPoint – If your Application is subject to thermal variation – should you be
considering an athermalised lens ?
Case Study 1 – Space Ready Zoom Lenses
Case Study 2 – Deep Sea Observation Camera Lenses
Information Guidelines – An occasional ‘How To’ feature from the technical team at Resolve Optics
Global Optics News – Some topical breaking news items relating to the photonics / imaging industry
Hot off the Press

– Resolve Optics invest in a new exhibition stand display

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Summer 2014

Technology Forum – Designing optical systems for high temperature environments
Product Focus – Specialist infrared (IR) lenses
Q60 Second Quiz… – test your optics knowledge
ViewPoint – Optical design: Chicken or the egg ?
Case Study – Close cooperation provides integrated solutions for nuclear monitoring
Hot off the Press – New website launched
– In the pipeline
VISION 2014…

– book the dates

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Autumn 2013

Technology Forum – Designed for Purpose Military Lenses
Product Focus – Remote Inspection Of Harsh Environments
Quick Survey – Which Conferences / Exhibitions Will You Attend In 2014 ?
ViewPoint – Replacing Hard To Source and Obsolete Optical Components
Case Study 1 – Waterproofed Lens Adapter Enhances Outside Broadcast TV
Case Study 2 – Motorised Zoom Lens Helps Improve the Quality of Underwater Welding
Hot off the Press – Studying Ultra Fast UV Phenomena
– Z-10 HD Mini Zoom Lens Sales Climb


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Winter 2012/2013

Technology Forum – How demand for higher resolution affects optical design
Product Focus – The Model 207 – the world’s smallest close focusing zoom lens
Quick Survey – Product development: What do you think ?
ViewPoint – In tough economic times why should you develop products ?
– Securing the supply of critical optics in your system
Case Study – Creating the optical equivalent of Sherlock Holmes
Hot off the Press – High Definition zoom lens available in multiple formats
– Ultraviolet (UV) lenses
VISION Show report

– Is visiting exhibitions still a prioirity for you ?

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Spring 2012

Technology Forum – Does my application require radiation resistant lenses ?
New Product Focus – Looking for a compact HD zoom lens ?
Two Quick Surveys – What do you think ?
ViewPoint – White Paper: Are off-the-shelf optics always the best solution ?
Case Study – Process monitoring through 10 metres of water
Hot off the Press – iPhone application
– In-house vibration testing facility


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