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How to Assemble a 120i Microscope System

Learn how to assemble a microscope system using the award-winning Edmund Optics 120i Plan APO Infinity Corrected Objectives.

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How an Aspheric Lens is Made

Edmund Optics® manufactures thousands of precision aspheric lenses per month in our asphere manufacturing cell that operates 24 hours a day.

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How an EO Imaging Lens is Made

Imaging lens assemblies are vital components for a wide range of cutting edge applications including machine vision, biomedical instruments, factory automation, and robotics.

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Ruggedized Machine Vision Lenses for Harsh Environments

Edmund Optics imaging and machine vision lenses are robustly designed for use in harsh environments and are available in a number of options for the most demanding applications.

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What's It Like to Be an Optical Engineer

Join our Edmund Optics’ optical engineers to discover the exciting field of optics, including what optical engineers do and how optics shape the world

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Optotune Focus-Tunable Lenses Review

Optotune Focus-Tunable lenses feature a liquid polymer substrate with continuous focusability.

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Polarizers Review

Polarizers are used in a wide range of imaging and research and development applications.

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Axicons Review

Axicons are conical-shaped optical components used to create a ring-shaped beam.

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Aspheric Lenses Review

What is an aspheric lens? In what applications are aspheric lenses used?

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Achromatic Lenses Review

Learn about EO's most popular family of optical lenses and discover if achromatic lenses are ideal for your next application.

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Introduction to Beamsplitters

Beamsplitters do exactly what their name implies: split incident light beams.

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Optical Filters Review

Optical Filters are used to selectively transmit or block certain wavelengths or wavelength ranges within optical systems.

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Optical Mirrors Review

Mirrors are commonly used to fold or compact an optical system.

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Optical Windows Review

Optical Windows provide protection between an optical system or sensitive electronics and an outside environment.

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UAV Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses from Edmund Optics®

These compact, high-resolution, infinite conjugate lenses are ideal for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and other mobile robotics systems.

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HP+ Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses from Edmund Optics®

These high-resolution C-mount lenses are optimized for demanding factory automation and machine vision environments.

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Choosing the Right Beam Expander with Dr. Mary Turner

Learn how to choose the right beam expander for your laser system in this tutorial from Dr. Mary Turner, Technical Fellow at Edmund Optics

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Aligning Mount for AdlOptica Beamshapers

Properly aligning the mechanical mount for AdlOptica laser beam shapers from Edmund Optics is critical for maximizing throughput and performance.

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Aligning AdlOptica πShaper

Learn how to align an AdlOptica πShaper from Edmund Optics, which converts input Gaussian laser beams to flat top profiles with nearly 100% efficiency.

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Aligning AdlOptica Focal πShaper

Learn how to align an AdlOptica Focal-πShaper Q Flat Top Beam Shaper, which convers Gaussian beams to Airy disk profiles, resulting in flat top focused spots.

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Total Internal Reflection

Learn about total internal internal reflection in this kid-friendly explanation with helpful visuals presented by Rebecca Emerich, Educational Outreach Manager

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Understanding Absorption of Light

Learn about the absorption of light in this kid-friendly explanation with helpful visuals presented by Rebecca Emerich, Educational Outreach Manager

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Understanding Refraction

Learn about the refraction of light in this kid-friendly explanation with helpful visuals presented by Rebecca Emerich, Educational Outreach Manager

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Understanding Lasers and How They're Used Every Day

Watch this video to learn all about lasers, what makes them special compared to other light sources, and how they impact our lives

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Understanding Reflection of Light

Learn about the reflection of light in this kid-friendly explanation with helpful visuals presented by Rebecca Emerich, Educational Outreach Manager

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Wavelength: Why Is the Sky Blue?

Optical Engineer Cory Boone explains how different light wavelengths cause the sky to appear blue during the day and change colors at sunrise or sunset.

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Infrared Light

Optical Engineer Andrew Fisher explains how you can see the "invisible" light, or infrared light, from your own TV remote.

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How Rainbows Work

Optical Engineer Karen Malek explains why rainbows form because of refraction, reflection, and dispersion.

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How Do Cameras Work?

Optical Engineer Kevin Quist explains how cameras work, describing sensors, lenses, and pixels in a kid-friendly way

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How Do 3D Movies Work? Polarization

Optical Engineer Katie Schwertz explains how 3D movies work because of polarization in a kid-friendly way.

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