2x growth in Canada from 2014-2020
5x growth in Mexico
3x growth in South America
$9 billion by 2020 – Night vision camera market
The first week of January, the RPO team joined almost 200,000 people in Las Vegas to scope out the technology trends that are expected to impact the optics industry.
Optical system advances drive possibilities in new markets.
Advances in IR optics have opened up new doors for night vision commercial applications. While military and defense continue to make up nearly 45% of the market, night vision is becoming a viable choice for:
A hybrid diffractive lens is a refractive optical element with a custom-designed diffraction profile encoded onto one surface. Such a hybrid literally combines the power of refraction and diffraction; as such, a single hybrid lens can replace two or more refractive lenses, especially when utilizing aspheric surfaces. Furthermore, because diffractive surfaces have “negative optical dispersion,” a hybrid lens can make an excellent single-element achromat(*). This technique of combining multiple lenses into single hybrid lenses enables optical designers to reduce the overall mass, volume, and material cost of an optical system.