Design Services

As a one stop shop, Nalux has assembled an exceptional team well versed in all phases of both optical design and electromechanical design.  Whether a customer needs just the elements alone or he needs an entire module ready to go on the shelf, our team of experts has the knowledge and the tools to supply the optical designs in the industry.  

Optical design has come a long way since the days of Galileo's telescopes when the lens designer really didn't have the tools for determining the best curvature and the lens fabricator didn't have the tools for accurately shaping the lens to the exact form.   Additionally, optical design at that time was mainly focusing lenses and not much else.  Now, we understand that there are a whole range of effects that allow us to make light work for us in ways never before possible.   These effects include 

Refraction:  The bending of a light wave front.  
Diffraction:  The breaking up and reconstruction of a light wave.
Polarization:  This property of light describes the orientation of the oscillation of a light wave.  
Reflection:  How light bounces off of a surface.  
Quantum effects:  How light interacts at the atomic level and travels from one place to antoher.  
Thermal Effects:  How light heats up a system or an object that it interacts with.  

Obviously there are many other effects and all of them must be accounted for in optical designs for modern systems  For today's demanding applications, optical engineers and designers need to take into account all of these effects and to do so an impressive array of optical design software programs have been developed.  Nalux uses the best of these optical design programs and these programs include:  

Optical Design:  Code 5, Zemax, G-Solver, Nalux Proprietary Software
Mechanical Design:  SolidWorks, Ansys
Illumination Design:  Trace Pro
Plastic Optical Part Design:  3D Timon, SolidWorks, Nalux Proprietary Software

All aspects of a final product's requirements are taken into account at the start of a project by a team of engineers.  Thermal, structural, optical, electrical, ease of manufacture, ease of assembly, and all other requirements are considered during the optical design and mechanical design phase.  Then, all specialties (optical design, mechanical, manufacturing, etc.) have an input into requirements to make the mannufacturing as efficient as possible while not sacrificing quality, cost, or delivery.  It is a difficult job and requires a high degree of teamwork but the end result is an optical design of the highest quality and a product at the best possible price.  Regardless of the job, Nalux's group of experts stands ready to provide both Optical Design and Mechanical Design services to our customers in order to get the product to market on time and within budget.  


65 E.State Street, Suit2000
Columbus, Ohio 43215
c/o Schneider Downs
Attention:Dennis R.Mowrey


"Lighting a path to the future with nano-optics."