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Highly Reflective Coatings

Highly reflective (HR) coatings are applied to optical components to minimize losses when reflecting lasers and other light sources.

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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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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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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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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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An Introduction to Optical Coatings

Optical coatings are used to influence the transmission, reflection, or polarization properties of an optical component.

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Precision Tolerances for Spherical Lenses

Optical lenses require very precise tolerances. Learn more about tolerances for spherical lenses 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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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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Understanding Error Sources in Precision Positioning

Understanding the source of inaccurate and imprecise errors can help formulate strategies to prevent or correct them. 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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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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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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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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Lens Geometry Performance Comparison

This comparison of the performance of aspheric, achromatic, and spherical PCX lenses in different situations reveals the ideal use cases for each type of lens.

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Bulk Laser Damage in Glass

Learn why the bulk laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of glass is significantly different than the LIDT optical components with coatings, such as AR thin films.

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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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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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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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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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Optical Prism Application Examples

There are many types of optical prisms. Find examples, information, and applications for different types of optical prisms at Edmund Optics.

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ISO Drawings for Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lens drawings following the ISO 10110 standard are critical tools for communicating manufacturing and testing requirements for the lenses.

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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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Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive, high-resolution optical imaging technology that creates cross-sectional images from interference signals

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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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A Guide to (Not Over) Specifying Losses in Laser Optics

Overspecifying optical losses in laser systems will not further improve your performance or reliability, but it could cost you additional money and/or time.

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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 White Diffusing Glass

Learn more about White Diffusing Glass, which reduces the scattering of light and homogenizes the light source, at Edmund Optics.

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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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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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