Navitar's ultimate goal is to deliver unsurpassed, personalized optical solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner. 

Custom OEM Design & Integrated Microscopy Solutions

We design, build and manufacture complex microscopy systems and innovative imaging solutions for researchers and OEM customers. Our years of optical and mechanical design experience, manufacturing capabilities, modular product lines and customer-centric approach set us apart from other providers.

We approach a custom design by comparing your product/component, program or operation against benchmarks in terms of:

  • Total cost of operations
  • Product / operational competitiveness
  • Ease of use / simplicity / usability
  • Reliability

We work with you to determine feasibility and potential return resulting in a best fit solution.

Custom Imaging Solutions, Objectives and Projection Optics

When we receive a custom design request our team begins with a thorough review of the performance specifications and application data provided. We then ask questions to gain a complete understanding of the project and overall business goals.

Within a few days, you will be presented with our best fit solution with a preliminary optical design, feasibility study and approximate costs. From that point, we become partners in design with a common goal to create a state-of-the-art optical solution tailored to your exact needs.


Project Examples

  • High NA Microscope Objectives

  • 4K Fisheye Projection Lenses

  • Digital Radiology Lenses

  • 360° Surveillance Lenses

  • Femtosecond Laser Optics

  • Integrated Microscopy Systems for IVF Characterization

  • Integrated Telecentric Inspection Systems

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Custom Microscope Objectives

Navitar and its Special Optics division specialize in the designing and manufacturing of custom microscope objective lenses for researchers and OEMS who require a solution to a complex application that cannot be solved by off-the-shelf microscope objective lenses. Our designs span working distances of 0.3mm to 55mm, cover wavelengths from visible  (390-750) to near infrared (700-1400nm), can be modified for aqueous, oil and vacuum environments with housings of stainless, ultem or titanium. Custom Design Request Form

Our custom objectives are used in applications such as:

  • Dual-view Inverted Selective Plan Illumination (diSPIM)

  • Multi-photon Microscopy

  • Cold Fermion/Atom Trapping

  • Confocal Microscopy

  • STED Microscopy

  • Deep Tissues Imaging

  • Microscopy and Analysis of Quantum Structures

  • Super Resolution Microscopy

  • Failure Analysis of Structural Materials

  • Live Cell Fluorescent Microscopy

Examples of Custom Microscope Objectives

  • Customer: Stanford University Department of Neurobiology
    0.96 NA objective, with stainless housing for life science research in aqueous environment.
    F#: 0.52, Aperture: 23, EFL: 12, WD: 1.5mm water, FOV: 0.4

  • Customer: Janelia Research Campus, HHMI
    0.65 NA Water Immersion Microscope Objective Lens Used for excitation in the Bessel Beam Structured Plane Illumination Microscope designed by Eric Betzig

Custom Projection Solutions

We have partnered with some of the world’s foremost producers of dome theater equipment, simulation and modeling technologies, and providers of high resolution, full motion immersive environments and display systems. Our designs include lenses for OEM applications, simulators, command and control rooms, planetariums, tradeshow booths, museum exhibits, Broadway productions, military bases and rides at major theme parks.

Whether you need a lens for an existing projector, have your sights on using a new ultra high resolution projector, or are currently designing a new system, Navitar’s engineering and design team can create a custom projection lens solution for you.

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