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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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Aspheric Lens Irregularity and Strehl Ratio

The Strehl ratio of an optical system is a comparison of its real performance with its diffraction-limited performance.

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ISO Drawings for Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lens drawings following the ISO 10110 standard are critical tools for communicating manufacturing and testing requirements for the lenses.

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Sensors and Lenses

Imaging lenses and sensors must be paired together with special attention.

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Understanding Ball Lenses

Have a question about ball lenses? Find more information about these optical components including essential equations and application examples at Edmund Optics.

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Types of Machine Vision Lenses

Fixed focal length, zoom, and macro lenses are all variable magnification lenses. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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Liquid Lenses Basics

Imaging lens performance can be enhanced with the use of liquid lenses. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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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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Tips for Designing Manufacturable Lenses and Assemblies

Learn more about why manufacturing, assembly, testing and implementation are all equally important for a successful lens design.

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Shape Factor Influence in Aspheric Lens Design

Learn how the shape factor of an aspheric lens effects its performance and when certain shape factors are the most advantageous.

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The Benefits of Color-Corrected Optical Lenses

Color-corrected optical lenses are ideal for many applications because they reduce multiple aberrations. Learn more about the advantages at Edmund Optics.

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Aspherized Achromatic Lenses

Want an inside look at Aspherized Achromatic Lenses? Learn about the advantages, composition, and aspherized process at Edmund Optics.

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Using Tube Lenses with Infinity Corrected Objectives

Want to use an infinity corrected objective to make an image? You will need a tube lens to do it! Find out why and how it works at Edmund Optics.

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Advantages of Fresnel Lenses

Fresnel lenses come in different sizes and can be used in a variety of applications. Read more about the theory, manufacturing, and application use at Edmund Optics.

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What are Cylinder Lenses?

Learn what cylindrical lenses are, how they work, and how they are used in different systems in this guide by Edmund Optics.

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Precision Tolerances for Spherical Lenses

Optical lenses require very precise tolerances. Learn more about tolerances for spherical lenses at Edmund Optics.

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Considerations When Using Cylinder Lenses

Learn about specifications that should be considered when using cylinder lenses, including power axis wedge, plano axis wedge, and axial twist at Edmund Optics.

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Advantages of Using Meniscus Lenses in Infrared Applications

Meniscus lenses offer superior performance compared to plano convex lenses in IR applications. Find out the benefits of using a meniscus lens at Edmund Optics.

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Need an Asphere Fast?

Need an asphere fast? Edmund Optics' off-the-shelf solutions can be modifed in little-to-no time!

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Magnifying Lenses: How to Choose a Magnifier

Learn everything you need to know about magnifying lenses & how to select the right magnifier for your application with help from the experts at Edmund Optics.

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Using C-Mount Focus Tunable Lenses

Looking for a fast-focusing lens for a machine vision application? Find out more about how to use a C-Mount Focus-Tunable Lens at Edmund Optics.

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Lens Geometry Performance Comparison

This comparison of the performance of aspheric, achromatic, and spherical PCX lenses in different situations reveals the ideal use cases for each type of lens.

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Large Aspheres: Enabling High-Power Optical Systems

Large diameter aspheric lenses enable high-power optical systems, but several key considerations must be taken into account during their fabrication process.

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Understanding Optical Lens Geometries

Optical lens geometries control light in different ways. Learn about Snell's Law of Refraction, lens terminology and geometries at Edmund Optics.

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Introduction to Basic Ray Optics

An understanding of refraction and basic ray optics is a critical foundation for understanding more complicated optical concepts and technologies.

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Optics Application Examples

Looking for application examples? Find examples for Detector Systems, Selecting the Right Lens, and Building a Projection System at Edmund Optics.

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Why Use an Achromatic Lens?

Want to know why you should use an achromatic lens? Find out more about achromatic lenses including the anatomy, notable features, and more at Edmund Optics

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Beam Quality and Strehl Ratio

There are several metrics used to describe the quality of a laser beam including the M2 factor, the beam parameter product, and power in the bucket

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An In-Depth Look at Spherical Aberration Compensation Plates

Spherical aberrations occur in any spherical optic and causes system performance to decrease. Learn how spherical aberration compensation plates can help at Edmund Optics.

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Laser Beam Shaping Overview

Learn how to navigate the many available options for shaping the irradiance profile and phase of laser beams to maximize your laser system's performance.

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