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How do I know which diffusing angle works for my application?

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Why does the polarization of a laser matter?

The polarization state of a laser source is important for many different applications.

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What is the significance of the different glass types listed for the lenses that you carry?

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What is a plate or "mirror-type" beamsplitter?

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How do I know what lens mount is best to use for my imaging or vision system?

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Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) and multispectral imaging (MSI) are two related technologies that make use of specialized vision systems to acquire extra image information from extended regions of the electromagnetic spectrum aside from the visible spectrum.

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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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Different Types of LIDT Specifications

Not all optical components are tested for laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) and testing methods differ, resulting in different types of LIDT specifications.

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Polarization Overview - Part 1: Polarization Basics

Polarizers are optical components designed to filter, modify, or analyze the various polarization states of light.

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Imaging Systems on the Perseverance Mars Rover

23 unique imaging systems help the Perseverance Mars rover look for signs of water and ancient life on the red planet.

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Ultraviolet Lasers

A new generation of small, cost-effective, CW ultraviolet (UV) lasers allows more applications to move to UV wavelengths for increased power and precision.

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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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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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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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Key Parameters of a Laser System

Learn the key parameters that must be considered to ensure you laser application is successful. Common terminology will be established for these parameters.

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Introduction to Optical Prisms

Learn about the different types of optical prisms, their applications, and how to select the right prism for your specific system.

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Challenges of Specifying LIDT for CW Lasers

The LIDT of continuous wave (CW) lasers is dependent on laser power, beam diameter, and other use parameters.

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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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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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