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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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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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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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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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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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Fundamentals of Lasers

Lasers can be used for a variety of applications. Learn how lasers work, different elements, and the differences between laser types 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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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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Effects of Laser Mirror Surface Flatness

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using C-Mount Components with the Optical Cage System

Edmund Optics' fixed, adjustable, and kinematic mounting components can easily be integrated into optical systems.

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Laser Resonator Modes

The length of a laser resonator determines the laser’s resonator modes, or the electric field distributions that cause a standing wave in the cavity.

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Ultrafast Dispersion

The short pulse durations of ultrafast lasers lead to broad wavelength bandwidths, making ultrafast systems especially susceptible to dispersion and pulse broadening.

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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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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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Basic Principles of Raman Scattering and Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy is a technique used to identify the chemical composition of samples based on how light scatters off of them. Learn more & view related optics

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LIDT for Ultrafast Lasers

The short pulse durations of ultrafast lasers make them interact with optical components differently, impacting the optic’s laser damage threshold.

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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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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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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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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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