AUGUST 8--CDM Optics Inc. (Boulder, CO; www.cdm-optics.com) and Olympus Optical
Co. Ltd. have announced an agreement for the use of CDM Optic's proprietary Wavefront Coding technology in Olympus' endoscopy products. Wavefront Coding technology allows imaging with a far greater depth of field than is possible with traditional imaging systems. It also allows for less expensive optical designs to perform as well as highly corrected optical systems by using fewer elements and permitting the use of either plastic or glass optical elements.
Olympus is a full-line supplier of products and services designed for medical endoscopy. Through the agreement with CDM Optics, Olympus will have the ability to expand and increase the quality of products currently offered to its customers.
"Wavefront Coding has the potential to greatly enhance a wide range of imaging systems in the medical field," said Haruhito Morishima, executive officer of endoscopy products division at Olympus. "The added depth of field and depth of focus will allow for a greater range of quality diagnoses and, eventually in the future, better results for patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders."