Application Notes

Title az    Date 1..9   
Understanding Surface Roughness 7/10/2023
Introduction to Basic Ray Optics 8/11/2022
Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings 2/15/2023
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 8/23/2021
ISO Drawings for Aspheric Lenses 8/18/2021
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 7/14/2017
Highly Reflective Coatings 2/19/2024
5 Considerations for the Mechanical Design, Assembly, and Alignment of Optical Systems 8/28/2015
5 Tips for Designing with Off-the-Shelf Optics 8/28/2015
Advantages of Fresnel Lenses 1/14/2024
Advantages of Using Meniscus Lenses in Infrared Applications 9/28/2023
All About Aspheric Lenses 11/17/2023
An In-Depth Look at Spherical Aberration Compensation Plates 8/28/2015
An Introduction to Passive Athermalization 9/3/2015
Aspherized Achromatic Lenses 11/17/2023
Benefits of Hard Coatings 11/17/2023
Chromatic and Monochromatic Optical Aberrations 9/4/2015
Considerations in Collimation 11/17/2023
High Laser Damage AR Coatings 11/17/2023
Understanding White Diffusing Glass 11/6/2017
What are Ultra-Thin Filters? 11/6/2017
Edmund Optics Preferred Glass Types 9/5/2023
Cleaning Optics 1/15/2024
Comparison of Optical Aberrations 7/10/2023
Custom Bandpass Filter using Shortpass and Longpass Filters 9/4/2015
Diffuser Selection Guide 9/4/2015
Edge-Blackening 9/4/2015
Fluorophores and Optical Filters for Fluorescence Microscopy 9/8/2015
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 9/8/2015
Introduction to Modulation Transfer Function 9/9/2015
Introduction to Optical Prisms 7/10/2023
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 9/11/2015
Optical Glass 1/24/2024
Optical Prism Application Examples 11/1/2023
Optics 101: Level 1 Theoretical Foundations 9/11/2015
Optics Application Examples 9/11/2015
UV vs. IR Grade Fused Silica 12/17/2018
Polarizer Selection Guide 9/11/2015
The Benefits of Color-Corrected Optical Lenses 9/14/2015
The Complexities of High-Power Optical Coatings 9/14/2015
The Correct Material for Infrared (IR) Applications 1/24/2024
Understanding Ball Lenses 1/24/2024
Understanding Neutral Density Filters 9/14/2015
Understanding Optical Lens Geometries 9/14/2015
Understanding Optical Specifications 11/17/2023
Tips for Designing Manufacturable Lenses and Assemblies 2/19/2024
Understanding Rare Earth Materials 9/15/2015
Understanding Waveplates and Retarders 11/17/2023
Using C-Mount Focus Tunable Lenses 9/15/2015
What are Beamsplitters? 7/10/2023
What are Cylinder Lenses? 1/24/2024
Why Choose an Achromatic Cylinder Lens? 1/15/2024
Why Use an Achromatic Lens? 1/15/2024
Precision Tolerances for Spherical Lenses 7/10/2023
Understanding Optical Windows 7/10/2023
Optical Filter Orientation 6/23/2017
Effects of Laser Mirror Surface Flatness 5/29/2019
A Guide to (Not Over) Specifying Losses in Laser Optics 2/19/2024
Why Use a Flat Top Laser Beam? 12/27/2019
Bulk Laser Damage in Glass 2/19/2024
Laser Beam Shaping Overview 2/19/2024
Can A Beam Expander be Used in Reverse? 2/18/2021
Superpolished Optics 2/19/2024
All About Diffraction Gratings 6/11/2021
Anamorphic Prism Pairs 2/15/2021
Group Delay Dispersion and White Light Interferometry 12/5/2023
Basics of Ultrafast Lasers 12/5/2023