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Understanding Focal Length and Field of View

Learn how to understand focal length and field of view for imaging lenses through calculations, working distance, and examples at Edmund Optics.

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Introduction to Polarization

Is polarization a new topic for you? Learn about key terminology, types, and more information to help you understand polarization at Edmund Optics.

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Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings

Anti-reflection (AR) coatings are applied to optical components to increase throughput and reduce hazards caused by back-reflections.

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Silhouetting Illumination in Machine Vision

Choosing the right backlight illumination is critical for precise measurement and edge detection in machine vision applications. Learn about your best options!

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Machine Vision for Golf Simulators

Imaging lenses are critical components of the quickly-growing golf simulator market. Learn how to select the right lenses and cameras!

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Basics of Ultrafast Lasers

Master the fundamentals of ultrafast lasers and how to choose optics that can withstand their high powers and short pulse durations.

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Group Delay Dispersion and White Light Interferometry

Understanding group delay dispersion (GDD) is critical for knowing how ultrafast laser pulses will be stretched or compressed.

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All About Aspheric Lenses

Learn all about the benefits of aspheres, their unique anatomy, how they're manufactured, and how to choose the right one for your system.

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How an Aspheric Lens is Made

Edmund Optics® manufactures thousands of precision aspheric lenses per month in our asphere manufacturing cell that operates 24 hours a day.

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EO Global Manufacturing Facilities

Edmund Optics® (EO) manufactures millions of precision optical components and subassemblies every year in our 5 global manufacturing facilities.

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How an EO Imaging Lens is Made

Imaging lens assemblies are vital components for a wide range of cutting edge applications including machine vision, biomedical instruments, factory automation, and robotics.

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Gaussian Beams Calculator

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Mastering Machine Vision Integration | November 2022

Many of the industrial advancements that have occurred over the past few decades are a direct result of the continuously improving quality and precision of optical imaging systems.

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Defining the Future of Imaging | June 2021

Industrial advancements in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, factory automation, and semiconductor and electronics inspection have been driven by the growth and rapid improvement of machine vision technology.

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Precision, Accuracy, Confidence | December 2021

Many of the industrial advancements that have occurred over the past few decades are a direct result of the continuously improving quality and precision of optical imaging systems.

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Harnessing the Power of Light | February 2021

Edmund Optics experts, in partnership with additional industry experts, will discuss glass materials and coating technologies, their fabrication, and how to truly maximize their power in your systems.

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Building Better Imaging Systems | June 2020

An opportunity for quality learning about the most relevant facts, trends, and developments of the imaging industry.

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DEFINING THE FUTURE OF IMAGING | June 2021

Defining the Future of Imaging

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Machine Vision Tech Day | December 2022

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Imaging System Parameter Calculator

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Koehler Illumination Calculator

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Focal Length Calculator

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SAG Calculator

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Illumination Spot Size Calculator

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Laser Spot Size

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Ball Lens Calculator

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1951 USAF Resolution Calculator

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Imaging Lens Selector

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Axicon Calculator

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Infinite Conjugate Tube Length

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