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Acktar Advanced Coatings

Discover Acktar's leading light absorbing materials and coatings for stray light suppression in UV, VIS, SWIR, and MWIR wavelengths at Edmund Optics.

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Understanding Spatial Filters

Do you have a question about spatial filters? Learn more about how spatial filters are used with lasers and improve a beam at Edmund Optics.

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Edge-Blackening

Have a question about Edge-Blackening? Find more information on stray light, measuring BRDF, and more at Edmund Optics.

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Confocal Microscopy

Confocal microscopy provides high resolution, elimination of out-of-focus glare due to spatial filtering, and reduction of light-induced damage to the sample.

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5 Considerations for the Mechanical Design, Assembly, and Alignment of Optical Systems

Are you designing an optical system? Be sure to review these 5 considerations relating to mechanical design, assembly, and alignment at Edmund Optics.

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Common Illumination Types

Not sure which type of illumination you should use for your system? Learn more about the pros and cons of different illumination types at Edmund Optics.

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Optical Filter Orientation

Unsure which side of your filter should face the light source? Learn how to determine the filter orientation of your TECHSPEC filter at Edmund Optics.

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Understanding Rare Earth Materials

Rare earth materials are used in many optics. Find an explanation, examples, and more information about rare earths at Edmund Optics.

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Considerations in Collimation

Optical considerations for collimating various types real and ideal point sources. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Cleaning Optics

Looking for the best way to clean optics? Learn more about the different cleaning products and methods, along with tips to handle optics at Edmund Optics.

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What is Imaging?

In imaging, light rays are mapped from an object onto an imaging sensor by an imaging lens, to reproduce the characteristics and likeness of the object for the purposes of inspection, sorting, or analysis.

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High Laser Damage AR Coatings

Laser optics high reflectivity mirrors meet exceptional specifications that Edmund Optics' competitors often fail to meet. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Understanding White Diffusing Glass

Learn more about White Diffusing Glass, which reduces the scattering of light and homogenizes the light source, at Edmund Optics.

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What is SWIR?

Have a question about short-wave infrared (SWIR)? Find definitions, application uses, and examples at Edmund Optics.

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Using High Performance Boom Stand Systems

Boom stands are important for imaging systems that need to support and stabilize heavy items. Learn how to easily implement a stand into your system at Edmund Optics.

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Fluorescence Microscopy: In-Line Illumination with Imaging Filters

Want to know about fluorescence microscopy? Read this article by a Biomedical Product Line Engineer at Edmund Optics to learn more.

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Ruggedization of Imaging Lenses

Have an application in a demanding environment? Learn about the different types of ruggedization: industrial, ingress protection, and stability 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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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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Understanding Optical Windows

Determine how to select an optical window based on its material transmission, thermal and mechanical properties, and other specifications at Edmund Optics.

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Microscopy and the Analysis of a Trichrome Stain

Imaging biological materials can be extremely difficult. Masson's trichrome stain helps differentiate components of cells from their surrounding tissues.

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Gauging Depth of Field in Your Imaging System

Are you trying to gauge depth of field in your imaging system? Take a closer look at this article on depth of field calculations at Edmund Optics.

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Roughness of Diamond Turned Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Learn about spatial frequency errors and surface roughness of Single Point Diamond Turned off-axis parabolic mirrors at Edmund Optics.

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Metallic Mirror Coatings

Want to learn more about metallic mirror coatings? Find information about standard and custom metallic mirror coatings that are available at Edmund Optics.

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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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Laser Power Density versus Energy Density

Power density, energy density, fluence, and irradiance are often incorrectly used in laser optics applications. Learn the correct definitions and usage.

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Best Practices for Better Imaging

Do you use imaging systems constantly in your professional field? Learn top tips for improving your imaging system and practices at Edmund Optics.

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Laser Beam Expanders

Laser beam expanders are critical for reducing power density, minimizing beam diameter at a distance, and minimizing focused laser spot size.

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Understanding Focal Length and Field of View

Learn how to understand focal length and field of view for imaging lenses through calculations, working distance, and examples at Edmund Optics.

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The Correct Material for Infrared (IR) Applications

Using an Infrared Application? Discover the importance of choosing the right material and comparisons of each at Edmund Optics.

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