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Tips for Designing Manufacturable Lenses and Assemblies

Learn more about why manufacturing, assembly, testing and implementation are all equally important for a successful lens design.

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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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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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The Benefits of Color-Corrected Optical Lenses

Color-corrected optical lenses are ideal for many applications because they reduce multiple aberrations. Learn more about the advantages at Edmund Optics.

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Design vs. Manufacturing

“How will this lens perform?” It may sound like a simple question, but the answer can be complicated.

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Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging

Are you trying to gauge depth of field in your imaging system? Take a closer look at this article on depth of field calculations at Edmund Optics.

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Absorption in Laser Optics

Light is absorbed in optical media through several methods including exciting electrons to higher energy states and converting to thermal energy

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Common Laser Optics Materials

Understanding the most commonly used laser optics materials will allow for easy navigation of EO’s wide selection of laser optics components.

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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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UV Optics: Tighter Tolerances and Different Materials

UV Lenses require extremely tight tolerances and novel materials such as sapphire. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Introduction to Reflective Objectives

Reflective objectives use mirrors to focus light or form an image. Learn more about the different types and benefits of reflective objectives at Edmund Optics.

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Machine Vision Filter Technology

While working with machine vision, there are different types of filters that can be used to alter the image. Find out about the different types 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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Optical Microscopy Application: Differential Interference Contrast

Differential interference contrast (DIC) is one of the polarization techniques that can be used in optical microscopy. Learn about this technique at Edmund Optics.

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Imaging Lenses for UAVs

The lenses used for high-resolution unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have unique requirements beyond those of standard imaging lenses.

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Integrating a Linear Translation Assembly into Optical Cage Systems

Do you need to add linear translation to an optical cage system? Find step by step instructions for incorporating a linear translation assembly at Edmund Optics.

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Acktar Advanced Coatings

Discover Acktar's leading light absorbing materials and coatings for stray light suppression in UV, VIS, SWIR, and MWIR wavelengths at Edmund Optics.

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Advantages of Using Meniscus Lenses in Infrared Applications

Meniscus lenses offer superior performance compared to plano convex lenses in IR applications. Find out the benefits of using a meniscus lens at Edmund Optics.

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Common Laser Types

Understanding the most common laser sources, modes of operation, and gain media provides the context for selecting the proper laser for your specific application.

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Thermal Properties of Optical Substrates

The thermal properties of optical substrates including the CTE, dn/dT, and thermal conductivity are critical for predicting real-world performance

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Diamond-Like Carbon and High-Durability AR 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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Simplifying Laser Alignment

Many challenges can arise when aligning a laser beam; knowing specific tips and tricks can help simplify the process. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Liquid Lenses Basics

Imaging lens performance can be enhanced with the use of liquid lenses. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Benefits of Hard Coatings

Hard coatings provide many advantages compared to traditional soft coated optics. Learn more about the coating differences and benefits at Edmund Optics.

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Multiphoton Microscopy

Multiphoton microscopy is ideal for capturing high-resolution 3D images with reduced photobleaching and phototoxicity compared to confocal microscopy.

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Understanding Optical Lens Geometries

Optical lens geometries control light in different ways. Learn about Snell's Law of Refraction, lens terminology and geometries at Edmund Optics.

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An Introduction to Passive Athermalization

Athermal optical systems are not prone to temperature changes in an environment. Learn more about the importance of having an athermal design at Edmund Optics.

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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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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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The Anatomy of a Lens

Become familiarized with the key components of an imaging lens assembly and how they function.

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