Complete Optical Systems Development and Delivery

Quartus Engineering has a broad set of experience designing optical systems across industries and operational environments. Quartus is experienced in:

  • Lens Design
  • Laser Systems (VIS, EUV/DUV, NIR/MWIR, LWIR)
  • Imaging Systems (WFOV, NFOV)
  • Diffractive Elements
  • Imaging LIDAR and other 3D systems
  • Free-space Laser Communications
  • Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments
  • Display technologies
  • Large format holographic recording
  • Large optical components and assemblies

Quartus has leveraged these skills and an extensive history of mechanical engineering experience to provide complete optical systems in any part of the lifecycle from rapid turn prototypes to production level systems.

Optical Systems

Structural, Thermal and Optical (STOP) Analysis

Quartus Engineering has long been a name associated with high caliber mechanical engineering analysis. These analytical capabilities lend themselves well to accurate prediction of optical performance through all operational environments. To further these capabilities, Quartus has developed a proprietary, integrated opto-mechanical analysis software tool that couples optical performance analysis with structure/dynamic and thermal response models of opto-mechanical assemblies. This allows Quartus to efficiently optimize optical performance metrics (e.g., wavefront error, distortion, encircled energy, image magnification and stability, entrance pupil magnification and wander) for deterministic environments. An internal optimization code determines mounting support number and layout to minimize RMS surface figure errors, slope-RMS, etc.


Detailed Optical Engineering Capabilities

Quartus has experience in wide array of optical modeling. These include:

  • Use of industry leading software, such as Zemax, CODE V, and FRED;
  • Matlab and other coding for modeling, such as complex optical simulations, algorithm development, atmospheric propagation, and interferometric modeling
  • Image processing and LIDAR point cloud generation
  • Holography design and recording
  • Illumination modeling and stray light analysis

Click here for a complete listing of our engineering analysis software tools and click here for our design software tools.

Markets Served

  • Government
  • Military
  • Industrial
  • Consumer, Medical

Broad Experience With Innovative Solutions For High Performance Optical Systems

  • General Lens Design Ÿ
  • Laser Systems (VIS, EUV/DUV, NIR/MWIR)
  • LIDAR and other 3D imaging systems
  • Astronomical telescopes and instruments
  • NTE/HMD development
  • Various display technologies
  • Fiber Optic coupling
  • Spotting scopes (Handheld)
  • Diffractive elements
  • Illumination system design
  • Imaging systems (WFOV, NFOV)
  • Interferometric/Metrology systems
  • Airborne
  • Space-borne

Complete Engineering Design and Analysis Capabilities across Product Development Life Cycle

  • Integrated Opto-Mechanical Analysis
  • Atmospheric Propagation Modeling
  • Software / firmware including algorithm development
  • Optical Design and Analysis
  • Structural, Thermal, Optical Performance (STOP) Analysis
  • Production Unit Delivery including system integration and test
  • Manufacturing


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Who We Are

Quartus Engineering Incorporated was founded in 1997 to provide quality advanced engineering services. Quartus specializes in the design and analysis of mechanical systems using computer-aided technologies. We are committed to serving the needs of the engineering community in a timely and cost-effective manner. Download our brochure.

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