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Understanding Optical Windows

Determine how to select an optical window based on its material transmission, thermal and mechanical properties, and other specifications at Edmund Optics.

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Handling and Storing High Power Laser Mirrors

Check out these best practices for handling and storing high power laser mirrors to decrease the risk of damage and increase lifetimes at Edmund Optics.

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Cleaning Optics

Looking for the best way to clean optics? Learn more about the different cleaning products and methods, along with tips to handle optics at Edmund Optics.

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Optical Flats

Want to know more about optical flats? Find information including an explanation, what optical flats show, applications, and more at Edmund Optics.

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High Laser Damage AR Coatings

Laser optics high reflectivity mirrors meet exceptional specifications that Edmund Optics' competitors often fail to meet. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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UV vs. IR Grade Fused Silica

UV grade fused silica is ideal for UV and visible applications, but IR grade fused silica has better transmission in the IR due to a lack of OH- impurities.

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Polarizer Selection Guide

Edmund Optics' Polarizer Selection Guide refines your search for a specific type of polarizer.

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Understanding Optical Specifications

Do you want to know more about the importance of optical specifications? Learn the different types of specifications and their impact on your system at Edmund Optics.

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Successful Light Polarization Techniques

Are you looking for a solution to common imaging problems? Discover different polarization techniques to improve your image at Edmund Optics.

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Diffuser Selection Guide

Not sure which diffuser will best meet your needs? Review EO's diffuser selection guide to review the pros and cons of each diffuser type at Edmund Optics.

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Characteristics of 2µm Lasers

Laser Optics for 2μm lasers require very specific types of materials such as fused silica and germanium. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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What is SWIR?

Have a question about short-wave infrared (SWIR)? Find definitions, application uses, and examples at Edmund Optics.

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Laser Polarization: The Importance of Polarization in Laser Applications

Understanding the polarization of laser light is critical for many applications, as polarization impacts reflectance, focusing the beam, and other key behaviors.

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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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Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings are a type of highly durable, anti-reflective optical coating ideal for defense applications and other harsh environments.

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The Correct Material for Infrared (IR) Applications

Using an Infrared Application? Discover the importance of choosing the right material and comparisons of each at Edmund Optics.

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Quantum Cascade Lasers

Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) are IR lasers that utilize tens or hundreds of quantum wells to decouple the emission wavelength from the bandgap energy.

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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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Large Aspheres: Enabling High-Power Optical Systems

Large diameter aspheric lenses enable high-power optical systems, but several key considerations must be taken into account during their fabrication process.

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Metallic Mirror Coatings

Want to learn more about metallic mirror coatings? Find information about standard and custom metallic mirror coatings that are available at Edmund Optics.

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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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An In-Depth Look at Spherical Aberration Compensation Plates

Spherical aberrations occur in any spherical optic and causes system performance to decrease. Learn how spherical aberration compensation plates can help at Edmund Optics.

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Optical Glass

Choosing the right optical glass is important. Find out factors and properties on how to select the right optical glass at Edmund Optics.

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Understanding Waveplates and Retarders

Waveplates (retarders) are different when used in polarized light than unpolarized light. Consider terminology, fabrication, or applications at Edmund Optics.

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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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The Complexities of High-Power Optical Coatings

Want to know more about high-power optical coatings? Find out more about the importance, fabrication, and testing at Edmund Optics.

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Metrology for Laser Optics

Metrology is critical for ensuring that optical components consistently meet their desired specifications, especially in laser applications.

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