Digital Optics

The Broadcom Digital Optics group is committed to delivering high value wafer scale passive optical solutions for multiple end markets including communications (fiber optics), semiconductor manufacturing, industrial/medical, and consumer electronics.

This group was originally incorporated as the Digital Optics Corporation (DOC) in 1992, and has since built a powerful intellectual property portfolio of over 100 patents.

Broadcom Digital Optics products leverage extensive expertise in diffractive and refractive optical design and manufacturing to produce high quality, customized, passive optical components.


Diffractive Optics Refractive Optics
Diffusers Spherical & Aspherical Lenses
Beam Shapers Full Fill Factor Lens Array (Fly’s Eyes)
Beam Steering Optics 1D & 2D Micro Lens Arrays
Pattern Generators Single-sided & Double-sided Lenses
Beam Splitters  
Spot Array Generators  
Chromatic Correctors  

By providing complete, in-house product development services, from design to fabrication, Broadcom Digital Optics offer customers design efficiency (time to market) and unparalleled component quality using wafer scale fabrication technique that scales in volume as your business grows.



  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Off-axis Illumination for Optical/DUV Scanners
  • Reticle & Wafer Inspection Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • 3D Gesture & Time-of-Flight Systems
  • Head-mounted Displays
  • Optical Sensors
  • Missile Gidance Systems
  • Near-field Wavefront Correction & Beam Shaping
  • Defense & Security
  • Illumination Systems

Capabilities and Benefits:
  • Single-side & Double-side Wafer Processing
  • Diffractive & Refractive Lenses Design
  • Metal Patterns & Apertures
  • Dielectric Coatings
  • Complex & Integrated Components
  • Optical Design & Simulation
  • Miniaturization (Multi-function Optical Passives)
  • Customization (Proprietary Development Tools)
  • High Efficiency Components
  • High Volume Precision Manufacturing
  • Precision Metrology
  • In-house Dicing
  • Varied Materials: fused silica, silicon, borofloat 33, and others