Light Shaping Optics

Sending Light Where It’s Needed. VIAVI light shaping optics provide solutions for illumination and displays.

Current and developing technologies in 3D Sensing rely on a controlled field of light with customized shape, irradiance and intensity. Light shaping optics are also critical for eye safety through suppression of all zero-order light.


VIAVI optical diffusers offer unparalleled beam shaping capabilities for solid-state automotive lighting and aircraft applications. We not only homogenize LED illumination but we shape and distribute it to maximize light utilization and efficacy. Used with the VIAVI collimator optics, our diffusers enable light distribution in a controlled fashion in space, putting light only where it is needed.

Facial recognition. Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. 3D is coming to life in Automotive, Smartphone and other consumer devices. VIAVI Engineered Diffusers provide the highest efficiency of light transfer with user-defined, best available uniform light shaping for both Time of Flight (ToF) and Structured Light systems.

Used with our collimator optics, VIAVI Engineered Diffusers™ enable light distribution in a controlled fashion in space. Our shaped light distributions are ideal for both interior and exterior entertainment lighting applications where angularly specified illumination patterns are required.

VIAVI can provide micro-optic solutions in etched high purity fused silica with high-power lasers for visible or excimer applications. These glass optics have nearly the same damage threshold as bulk fused silica and have been fielded in the most demanding applications including laser fusion laboratories and high-power semiconductor laser applications such as semiconductor and laser ablation systems.

To benefit from the efficiency of LED lighting sources, optical collimators, diffusers, and other components are required to direct and shape the light. VIAVI refractive diffuser technology addresses the issue of distributing the often non-uniform output of LED’s to produce uniform, homogeneous illumination. In addition, our diffusers enable light distribution in a controlled fashion in space, leading to highly efficient light use.

Light-based medical equipment requires specialized medical optics to provide custom illumination enabling collection of meaningful data from biological materials. VIAVI offers custom Engineered Diffusers™ and Phase Plates that shape and direct light for applications ranging from ring illuminators to the optics that enable STED microscopy.

VIAVI Vortex Phase Plate product line supports the intense research and development of applications involving optical vortex patterns. The Vortex Phase Plates (VPP) are produced by lithographic techniques and can generate arbitrary vortex optics patterns as continuous phase-relief surfaces.

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