Photonics West 2017
This is a special Photonics West for Edmund Optics. It is with great pride that we announce the celebration of our 75th Anniversary! We invite you to our booth to experience how EO has changed the world of optics - from our refurbished Dodge Panel Truck that enabled us to quickly deliver products to our customers, to an interactive historical timeline game with amazing prize giveaways. In addition, our staff of EO experts will be on site to assist you, provide product demonstrations, and deliver informational presentations. See event details below.
DAILY TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
An Introduction to Aquatic and Cellular Flow Cytometry
Flow Cytometry is most often associated with blood and bodily fluid analysis, but there are many other impactful applications including cellular analysis of marine and aquatic life such as phytoplankton. The oceans cover roughly 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water. Life began in the seas about 3 billion years ago, while life on land only appeared about 400 million years ago. Phytoplankton specifically account for roughly half of the oxygen on our planet, so their health and well-being directly impacts us as humans. During this presentation we will take an in-depth look at a novel flow cytometer called the Sea Flow, which measures phytoplankton vitality and was constructed out of a variety of components from Edmund Optics such as lenses, objectives, mirrors, prisms, filters, detectors, and mounts.
Presented by: Steve Briggs, Advanced Diagnostics Product Line Engineer
Stephan Briggs received his degree in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University and has been at Edmund Optics for ten years. He is currently the Advanced Diagnostics Product Line Engineer, working directly with customers and manufacturing to determine the quickest and least invasive diagnostic techniques through expanding the availability of both off-the-shelf and custom biomedical optics.
Off-the-Shelf Optics: Customized for Your Needs
Designing with off-the-shelf optics means more than using stock BK7 singlets. By combining stock elements and sub-assemblies, prototype systems can often be assembled quickly and meet budget requirements. Let us show you how!
Presented by: Mary Turner, Senior Design Engineer
Mary Turner has been a Senior Design Engineer at Edmund Optics for one year and is a Fellow of SPIE. She received her Ph.D in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and has spent much of her career teaching optical and illumination design courses in industry and universities. Dr. Turner has design experience in a wide variety of optical and illumination applications including vision systems (both telescopic and microscopic), spectrometers, and projection systems for visible and infrared regimes.
New Products for 2017
Edmund Optics has many exciting new products and additions to existing product offerings for 2017. Come learn about the new optics products available and their key features.
Presented by: Ehren O'Donnell, Associate Product Line Engineer
Ehren O’Donnell has been at Edmund Optics for over three years and is an Associate Product Line Engineer managing the Spectroscopy, Electro-Optics, and Fiber Optics product lines. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Photonics: Laser/Electro-Optic Technology and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Photonics: Fiber Optic Technology.
3 Common Mistakes When Designing Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
Several common mistakes are often made when purchasing off-axis parabolic mirrors (OAPs) including ordering from a machine shop, over-specifying parameters that do not matter for your application, and selecting a coating with average performance over a wide range of applications instead of one that is best for your application. Edmund Optics can guide you through the OAP design and selection process and have manufacturing capabilities to create custom OAPs to meet your application requirements.
Presented by: Lars Sandström, Manager, Product Line Management
Lars Sandström, Manager has 24 years of experience in the Photonics industry in upper level technical and managerial positions and is currently the Product Line Manager at Edmund Optics.
Choosing the Right Beam Expander for Your Application
While expanding a laser beam may seem like a straightforward application, choosing the correct beam expander isn’t always easy. In this presentation we’ll discuss different beam expander designs and specifications that drive cost and performance, allowing you to determine the best beam expander for your next application.
Presented by: Stefaan Vandendriessche, Laser Optics Product Line Manager
Stefaan Vandendriessche has been at Edmund Optics for 2 and a half years and is the Product Line Manager of Laser Optics. He holds a Bachelors in Biochemsitry, a Masters in Chemistry, and a PhD in Sciences all from KU Leuven, Belgium.
What’s New in Imaging?
Edmund Optics’ introduces its two newest lines of imaging lenses: the TECHSPEC® TitanTL™ Telecentric Lenses and TECHSPEC® Cx Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses. In this presentation we will explain each lens type and discuss their key features and ideal application uses.
Presented by: Nick Sischka, Senior Vision Solutions Engineer
Nicholas Sischka is a Senior Vision Solutions Engineer and has been with Edmund Optics for nearly six years. He holds a B.S. in Optical Sciences and Engineering from the University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences.
HANDS-ON OPTICS DEMONSTRATIONS
Improving Imaging Performance with Telecentric Lenses
This demo demonstrates how a telecentric lens eliminates parallax and how telecentric lenses with large fields of view (small magnification) have large depths of field. Check out our booth to see how EO’s new 0.045X, 2/3” TitanTL™ Telecentric lens eliminates parallax over an incredibly large field of view and provides a multitude of advantages for any gauging and optical metrology system.
Using a Flow Cytometer
This demo demonstrates how a flow cytometer using EO filters, lenses, mirrors, and prisms can quickly scan thousands of oceanic single cell algae, or phytoplankton, and characterize the populations by size, health, and other chemical signals. These measurements are extremely important since marine phytoplankton produce about half of the oxygen on Earth and are the anchor of the oceanic food web.
Reducing Centration Errors in Lenses
This demo shows real life examples of errors that can occur in a system as a result of lenses with loose centration tolerances and how the tightened tolerances of EO spherical lens specifications will alleviate these issues.