Wavefront Sensors



Aspheric lenses are of increasing importance in today’s optical industry. In a multitude of different areas of application single aspheric lenses are used instead several spherical lenses to build compact imaging systems. Thereby, the size and the weight of the systems are considerably reduced.

These systems have to be checked not only for their imaging properties after completion of the production process, but also after individual steps in the production process during the assembly.

In most of the cases conventional methods cannot be used for this kind of testing. Although e.g. the measurement of the modulation transfer function is a well-established method for fast and accurate quality inspection of entire objectives it has its limitation for non-imaging systems.

In contrast to this, Shack-Hartmann sensors are able to measure a very broad range of spherical and aspherical lenses as well as partially or fully assembled objectives due to their large dynamic range. In addition the high measurement frequency allows for real time testing and analysis.


High precision Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors with large dynamic range

WaveMaster® PRO 2 & PRO 2 Wafer

Wavefront Measurement Systems with Shack-Hartmann Sensors for Series Testing of Lenses and Optical Wafers.

WaveMaster® Field

Comprehensive off-axis wavefront measurement

WaveMaster® Compact 2

Ideally suited for wavefront measurement of single lenses for quality assurance

WaveMaster® Compact 2 Reflex

Surface topography measurement with Shack-Hartmann sensors

WaveMaster® Compact 2 Universal

Measuring the wavefront and surface topography of a lens

WaveMaster® Plan

Wavefront measurement of planar optical elements

WaveMaster® UST

Automatic, full-field characterization of wavefront defects in large, bi-telecentric lenses


WaveMaster® IOL 2

The solution for the wavefront measurement of IOLs