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Alvarez Zoom

The basis of DynaOptics' FreeForm Lens Technology



Luis Walter Alvarez (June 13, 1911 – September 1, 1988) was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor. He was also a 1968 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics.


Variable power lens without undue distortion had been widely perceived as highly desirable and extensively applicable but despite prior art workers’ failure, Alvarez had managed to come up with a variable-power lens and system.


His patent (US3507565A 21.04.1970) has long since expired but DynaOptics has carried on his torch with our free-form lens technology.

How They Work

How They Work


Free-form lenses perfectly aligned, and then displace.

The Result

A slim lens that could one day be applied to every smart phone.

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