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Roughness of Diamond Turned Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Learn about spatial frequency errors and surface roughness of Single Point Diamond Turned off-axis parabolic mirrors at Edmund Optics.

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Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Selection Guide

The Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Selection (OAP) Guide refines your search for an OAP mirror from Edmund Optics.

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Relative Illumination, Roll-Off, and Vignetting

In order to understand vignetting, it is important to understand sensor sizes, formats, and roll-off and relative illumination. Find out more at Edmund Optics.

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Highly-Dispersive Mirrors

Ultrafast highly-dispersive mirrors are critical for pulse compression and dispersion compensation in ultrafast laser applications, improving system performance.

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5 Tips for Designing with Off-the-Shelf Optics

Have a time or budget restraint? Check out these tips and advantages for designing applications with standard, off-the-shelf optics at Edmund Optics.

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Introduction to Adaptive Optics and Deformable Mirrors

Have a question about adaptive optics or deformable mirrors? Learn more on understanding wavefronts, adaptive optics theory, and more 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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Building a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

Learn how to assemble, align, and use a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer completely out of off-the-shelf products from Edmund Optics in this detailed guide.

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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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Light Sheet Microscopy

Light sheet fluorescence microscopy uses a 2D laser sheet to illuminate a thin slice of the sample and excite fluorescence, reducing phototoxicity and damage.

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Building a Custom Optical Isolator with Stock Components

Edmund Optics' component list and steps provided are used to successfully build an Optical Isolator.

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Optical Cage System Application: Michelson Interferometer

Need to create a Michelson Interferometer? Find out how the TECHSPEC Optical Cage System can be an ideal solution at Edmund Optics.

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Comparison of Optical Aberrations

Trying to understand optical aberrations? Check out how to identify aberrations and view examples at Edmund Optics.

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Telecentric Design Topics

Object space and image space are the two types of telecentricity. These refer to the exit and entrance pupil locations of an optical system.

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Optical Filters

Do you want to learn about optical filters? Find terminology, fabrication techniques, a selection guide, and application examples at Edmund Optics.

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Effects of Laser Mirror Surface Flatness

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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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Understanding Microscopes and Objectives

Learn about the different components used to build a microscope, key concepts, and specifications 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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Lens Performance Curves

Are you trying to measure the performance of your lens? Although this can be a difficult task, there are curves that can help. Read more at Edmund Optics.

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Shape Factor Influence in Aspheric Lens Design

Learn how the shape factor of an aspheric lens effects its performance and when certain shape factors are the most advantageous.

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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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Understanding Surface Roughness

Surface roughness describes how a shape deviates from its ideal form. This is critical for controlling light scatter in laser devices and other optical systems.

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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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Gaussian Beam Propagation

Many lasers are assumed to have a Gaussian profile, and understanding Gaussian beam propagation is crucial for predicting real-world performance of lasers.

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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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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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Aberrations

Need help understanding aberration theory? Learn about a few fundamental concepts to help clarify your understanding at Edmund Optics.

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Laser Power Density versus Energy Density

Power density, energy density, fluence, and irradiance are often incorrectly used in laser optics applications. Learn the correct definitions and usage.

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