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Optics Application Notes

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Understanding Surface Roughness 7/10/2023
Introduction to Basic Ray Optics 8/11/2022
Diamond-Like Carbon and High-Durability AR Coatings 6/6/2024
Optical Coherence Tomography 6/27/2022
Telescope Optics for Hobbyists 3/9/2022
Lens Geometry Performance Comparison 9/28/2023
Shape Factor Influence in Aspheric Lens Design 4/17/2024
ISO Drawings for Aspheric Lenses 3/13/2024
Large Aspheres: Enabling High-Power Optical Systems 2/15/2024
Polymer Polarizers and Retarders 8/4/2020
Roughness of Diamond Turned Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors 3/21/2024
Highly Reflective Coatings 5/15/2024
5 Considerations for the Mechanical Design, Assembly, and Alignment of Optical Systems 4/17/2024
5 Tips for Designing with Off-the-Shelf Optics 8/28/2015
Advantages of Fresnel Lenses 4/19/2024
Advantages of Using Meniscus Lenses in Infrared Applications 4/16/2024
All About Aspheric Lenses 11/17/2023
An In-Depth Look at Spherical Aberration Compensation Plates 8/28/2015
An Introduction to Passive Athermalization 4/17/2024
Aspherized Achromatic Lenses 11/17/2023
Benefits of Hard Coatings 11/17/2023
Chromatic and Monochromatic Optical Aberrations 4/30/2024
Considerations in Collimation 11/17/2023
High Laser Damage AR Coatings 3/21/2024
Understanding White Diffusing Glass 11/6/2017
What are Ultra-Thin Filters? 3/21/2024
Edmund Optics Preferred Glass Types 9/5/2023
Cleaning Optics 5/10/2024
Comparison of Optical Aberrations 7/10/2023
Custom Bandpass Filter using Shortpass and Longpass Filters 5/29/2024
Diffuser Selection Guide 5/17/2024
Edge-Blackening 9/4/2015
Fluorophores and Optical Filters for Fluorescence Microscopy 4/15/2024
Geometrical Optics 101: Paraxial Ray Tracing Calculations 9/8/2015
Handling and Storing High Power Laser Mirrors 9/8/2015
How to Design your own Beam Expander Using Stock Optics 1/31/2024
How to Select the Right Light Pipe Homogenizing Rod 9/8/2015
Integration of Optical Systems 9/8/2015
Introduction to Adaptive Optics and Deformable Mirrors 4/25/2024
Introduction to Modulation Transfer Function 5/22/2024
Introduction to Optical Prisms 5/15/2024
Introduction to Polarization 2/20/2024
Metallic Mirror Coatings 1/24/2024
Need an Asphere Fast? 9/10/2015
Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Selection Guide 11/30/2023
Prism Tunnel Diagrams 7/10/2023
Optical Filters 1/15/2024
Optical Flats 3/21/2024
Optical Glass 3/21/2024
Optical Prism Application Examples 3/21/2024
Optics 101: Level 1 Theoretical Foundations 3/21/2024
Optics Application Examples 3/21/2024
UV vs. IR Grade Fused Silica 3/21/2024
Polarizer Selection Guide 3/21/2024
The Benefits of Color-Corrected Optical Lenses 3/21/2024
The Complexities of High-Power Optical Coatings 3/21/2024
The Correct Material for Infrared (IR) Applications 3/21/2024
Understanding Ball Lenses 3/21/2024
Understanding Neutral Density Filters 3/21/2024
Understanding Optical Lens Geometries 5/30/2024
Understanding Optical Specifications 3/22/2024
Tips for Designing Manufacturable Lenses and Assemblies 3/21/2024
Understanding Rare Earth Materials 3/21/2024
Understanding Waveplates and Retarders 3/21/2024
Using C-Mount Focus Tunable Lenses 9/15/2015
What are Beamsplitters? 4/5/2024
What are Cylinder Lenses? 3/21/2024
Why Choose an Achromatic Cylinder Lens? 3/21/2024
Why Use an Achromatic Lens? 3/21/2024
Precision Tolerances for Spherical Lenses 3/21/2024
Understanding Optical Windows 6/12/2024
Optical Filter Orientation 6/7/2024
Effects of Laser Mirror Surface Flatness 5/29/2019
A Guide to (Not Over) Specifying Losses in Laser Optics 3/21/2024
Why Use a Flat Top Laser Beam? 4/24/2024
Bulk Laser Damage in Glass 5/16/2024
Laser Beam Shaping Overview 5/6/2024
Can A Beam Expander be Used in Reverse? 2/18/2021
Superpolished Optics 5/14/2024
All About Diffraction Gratings 3/21/2024
Anamorphic Prism Pairs 2/15/2021
Group Delay Dispersion and White Light Interferometry 3/22/2024
Basics of Ultrafast Lasers 3/21/2024