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Sophisticated Optics: Leitz – Synonym for OEM Partnership

Partner with Leitz for brilliant solutions! With a tradition of outstanding optics, Leitz has the knowledge and skill to design and manufacture custom optics for a wide array of applications from advanced science research to consumer industries. State-of-the-art production technology, efficient and transparent processes and permanent quality control ensure the consistently high level of product quality you expect from Leica Microsystems as well as from Leitz. Fast development of your solution and renowned manufacturing quality – this is our commitment.


High-end Quality

Expertise, Transparency, and Partnership Guarantee High Performance and Quality. One-stop service with allround competence and a long-term experience in product-designing and manufacturing make the Leitz Optic Center the ideal partner for your high-level innovations.

With Leitz Components

High-quality Optical Systems for Top-level Research, Applied Life Sciences, and Consumer Industries. High precision and process quality deliver high-end optical products including lenses, coatings, optical systems, microscope systems, and solutions for special parts request.

With the User – For the User

This is the Guiding Principle of Leitz, Based on More Than 165 Years of Expertise. When Ernst Leitz took over the company in 1869, his first step was to listen to the needs of scientists and medical professionals. This has been the essential factor. The Leitz brand underlines Ernst Leitz’ principle “with the user – for the user”.

With the User – For the User: The guiding principle of the Leitz Optic Center is based on more than 165 years of expertise.

When Ernst Leitz took over the company in 1869, his first step was to listen to the needs of scientists and medical professionals. This has been the essential factor in sustaining the high-end quality of all Leica Microsystems products ever since. The Leitz brand underlines Ernst Leitz’ principle “with the user – for the user”.

With more than 165 years of manufacturing experience to draw upon, Leitz is able to quickly and reliably identify optimal solutions to match our customers’ individual needs. Leitz can partner with you to offer a transparent and cooperative product design process.

Enhance Your Success by Co-Branding with Leitz

  • OEM optical components including micro-lenses, prisms, mirrors, and filters manufactured according to your needs
  • Pioneering optical systems for semiconductor inspection, metrology, life science research, QC inspection, medical industry and spectroscopic analysis
  • Custom-tailored solutions for cutting edge research
  • High-end quality at the level you are accustomed to from Leica Microsystems
  • One-stop service for complete optical solutions
  • Co-branding adds value to your brand with the trusted Leitz brand

Ernst Leitz (1843–1920) joined the family business in 1864 and turned it to a leading global company.

"The cooperation and personal trust that arose over the years isn’t something one can replace easily. Also, Leica was one of the very few companies with the technical expertise required to take my results in optical nanoscopy basic research and transfer them to instruments that can be used by anyone."

Prof. Stefan Hell
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 2014, long-term scientific advisor to Leica Microsystems

 

 

"I’ve been looking some time for finding the right partner to realize my project. Leica Microsystems was ready to take on this challenge and implemented the project."

Professor Stefan Kuhr
Chair of Quantum Information, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

High-End Optical Components
Designed to Exactly Fit Your System

From lenses and prisms to mirrors and filters, we can manufacture a wide variety of parts in quantities to match your needs. With our exacting specifications and minimal tolerances in our manufacturing process, you can rest assured that Leitz optical components will integrate seamlessly into complex subassemblies. Leitz optical products achieve:

  • microlenses with a diameter of 1.5 – 100 mm
  • radii from 70 μm
  • centering accurate to the nearest 0.5 μm
  • surface matching to λ/40
  • top apertures of up to 1.46
  • Strehl values of up to 99%
  • optical resolutions of down to 60 nm.

For prisms, mirrors and other plane parts, the angles are accurate to 1 arcsec, for polarization filters, deflection distortion is reduced to less than 10 arcsec. Transmission and barrier effect of color filters are matched precisely to your requirements.

Perfect Coating
For Superb Functionality

Leitz uses advanced high-vacuum coating systems for ion-assisted vapor deposition coating. A customized coating design is composed of anti-reflection, laser protection and mirror coatings from UV to IR.

To reduce reflection, to enhance or block the transmission of multiple spectral regions, Leitz offers, among others, the patented TRICO coating for DUV, UV, and VIS.

Use highly selective cut-off and bandpass filters with high transmission and barriereffect and cemented as well as uncemented beamsplitters, e.g. with color-neutral, polarizing or phase-shifting coatings.

Absolutely homogenous coatings with cut-off filter tolerances below 3 nm are guaranteed. The thickness of individual coats may vary from a few nanometers to several micrometers with up to more than 100 layers per surface.


Leitz at a Glance

For prisms, mirrors and other plane parts, the angles are accurate to 1 arcsec, for polarization filters, deflection distortion is reduced to less than 10 arcsec. Transmission and barrier effect of color filters are matched precisely to your requirements.

Work

Specifications

Examples

Plano-optics

Up to length of 100 mm

Prisms, glass rods, cubes, mirrors

Filter production

As per customer specifications

Polarizing filters, cut-off filters, bandpass filters

Lens production

Diameter 1.5 – 100 mm
Radii 70 μm to plane

Lenses, spheres

Sub-assembly

Diameter to 100 mm
Midpoint deviation to 1 arcsec
Centration < 1 μm

Optical components for the car industry,
Optical components for high-tech applications

System

Numerical aperture < 1.46
Strehl value < 0.99

Objectives, tube lenses, condensers, eyepieces,
Optical systems to individual specifications,
Optical systems for image processing,
Optical components for automotive applications,
Measuring equipment

Coating

193 nm – 12 μm
τ < E-5 and   on request   ≥ 99% (  = 400 – 700 nm)
Cut-off filter tolerances < 3 nm up to more than 100 coats per surface
Two- or three-area reflection reduction
To customer specifications
To customer specifications

Anti-reflection coating,
Laser protection coating,
Mirror coating,

TRICO (patented coating for DUV, UV, and VIS),
Cut-off filters,
Bandpass filters