Diamond Turning

II-VI offers one of the world’s largest and most advanced diamond turning capabilities that enable a broad range of beam shaping and steering optics, including:

  • Laser optics
  • Bessel focus lenses
  • Faceted integrators
  • Vortex lenses
  • Lens arrays
  • Flat-top converters
  • Biconic lenses
  • Axicons
  • Dual-focus lenses
  • Variable-radius mirrors
  • Polygon laser scanning systems
  • Other freeform designs

Combined, our global optics centers are recognized as one of the largest and most advanced in the world, offering a wide range of capabilities, including:

  • Flycutting of fold mirrors, galvo mirrors, cylinders, polygons, and faceted optics
  • Precision machining of housings and lens mounts
  • Two-axis and four-axis turning, up to 700 mm in diameter
  • Fast and slow tool servos for freeform and nonrotationally symmetric geometries
  • B-axis tool normal machining for domes and steep diffractive optics
  • Micromilling and microgrinding for lens arrays and structured surfaces

II-VI’s state-of-the-art metrology capabilities are an essential complement to the diamond turning technology platform, including:

  • Interferometry
  • Profilometry
  • Coordinate measuring machines
  • Scanning electron microscopy

II-VI’s diamond-turned and ultraprecision-machined components are designed in close collaboration with our customers to provide a wide range of solutions in laser optics and thermal imaging optics for multiple markets including commercial, life sciences, and aerospace.