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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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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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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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Laser Optics for Eye Surgery

Lasers can induce photo-thermal and photo-chemical changes to retinal tissue to modify structures responsible for a specific vision impairment, like in LASIK.

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Understanding and Specifying LIDT of Laser Components

Laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) denotes the maximum laser fluence an optical component can withstand with an acceptable amount of risk.

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Gaussian Beam Propagation

Many lasers are assumed to have a Gaussian profile, and understanding Gaussian beam propagation is crucial for predicting real-world performance of lasers.

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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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Introduction to Polarization

Is polarization a new topic for you? Learn about key terminology, types, and more information to help you understand polarization at Edmund Optics.

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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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Gaussian Beams Calculator

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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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What is the difference between refractive and diffractive line generators?

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Can A Beam Expander be Used in Reverse?

Beam expanders can be used in reverse to decrease a laser beam's diameter, but divergence will be increased.

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Laser Spot Size

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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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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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Absorption

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Frequency-Doubling

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Ghost Image

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Kerr Cell

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Pockels Cell

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Pulse Duration

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Q-Switching

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Challenges of Specifying LIDT for CW Lasers

The LIDT of continuous wave (CW) lasers is dependent on laser power, beam diameter, and other use parameters.

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Characteristics of 2µm Lasers

Laser Optics for 2μm lasers require very specific types of materials such as fused silica and germanium. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Coherent® Laser Selection Guide

Compare Coherent Laser specifications with the Edmund Optics selection guide.

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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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Ultrafast Lasers – The Basic Principles of Ultrafast Coherence

Advances in laser technology have made it possible to produce pulses ranging from a few femtoseconds to tens of attoseconds. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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