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Imaging Faceplates

Imaging faceplates are generally composed of a large number of optical fiber fused together. Characteristics of faceplates include
Resolution - mainly determined by the fiber size, Numerical Aperture (NA) - the NA determines the viewing angle, Optical Transmission, and Cost

Paradigm Optics can produce a large variety of imaging faceplates. We have under development polymer faceplates that have unprecedented resolution. The picture below compares the High Resolution Polymer faceplate to a glass faceplates with 6um fibers and statistical EMA placed on a 1951 USAF resolution target. Please contact us to discuss your application.

High Resolution Polymer Faceplate

Glass faceplate with 6um fibers.

Faceplates are made to customer specifications. Custom polymers, pixel dimensions, faceplate area and thicknesses are available. Faceplates are also often called Waveguides

The below examples are designed for display applications, such as raising an image up off of a LCD screen. They have a lower resolution.


Polymer Faceplate
No EMA
1 inch round, 1/2 inch tall
70 micron pitch
NA = 0.84

Type PA0370

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EMA is added to absorb stray light to increase contrast, although it can make the image appear to be darker, since it absorbs light traveling in the cladding and the eye will also average in the light reflected off of the dark EMA material in the faceplate

Polymer Faceplate
With EMA
1 inch round, 1/2 inch tall
70 micron pitch
NA = 0.84

Type PA0470

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Polymer Faceplate
No EMA
1 inch round, 1/2 inch tall
70 micron pitch
NA = 0.55
lower NA

Type PC0370

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Also available from INCOM -- glass faceplates

Glass Faceplate
No EMA
~1 inch round square
~1/2 inch tall

Type GA02C1

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Close up of different configurations

custom faceplates available

 


 

 

 

   

 

     

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