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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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Advantages of Using Beam Expanders

Learn more about the advantages of using beam expanders in laser optics applications, with examples on spot size and beam size, at Edmund Optics.

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Beam Expander Testing

Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors are used to test the transmitted wavefront error of laser beam expanders, predicting the real-world performance of the beam expander.

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Rotating vs. Sliding Beam Expander Divergence Adjustment

Sliding focusing mechanisms for laser beam expanders cause less beam wander than rotating focusing mechanisms, but they use more complex mechanics and are typically more expensive.

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Why Use a Flat Top Laser Beam?

Converting a Gaussian laser beam profile into a flat top beam profile can have numerous benefits including minimized wasted energy and increased feature accuracy.

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Importance of Beam Diameter on Laser Damage Threshold

The diameter of a laser highly affects an optic’s laser induced damage (LIDT) as beam diameter directly impacts the probability of laser damage.

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Beam Expander Selection Guide

Not sure which beam expander will work best in your application? Check out EO's Beam Expander Selection Guide to easily compare each type at Edmund Optics.

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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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How to Design your own Beam Expander Using Stock Optics

Are standard beam expanders not meeting your application requirements? Learn how to design your own beam expander using stock optics at Edmund Optics.

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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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An In-Depth Look at Axicons

Axicons can be used in a variety of different fields. Find out more about axicons and how to use them in applications 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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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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Building a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

Learn how to assemble, align, and use a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer completely out of off-the-shelf products from Edmund Optics in this detailed guide.

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Superpolished Optics

Superpolished optics with ultra-low surface roughness minimize scatter in optical systems, which is critical in sensitive laser applications.

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Introduction to Optical Prisms

Learn about the different types of optical prisms, their applications, and how to select the right prism for your specific system.

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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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Key Parameters of a Laser System

Learn the key parameters that must be considered to ensure you laser application is successful. Common terminology will be established for these parameters.

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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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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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The Advantages of Telecentricity

Learn more about the advantages of telecentricity, including parallax error elimination, telecentric lenses, depth of field, and distortion, at Edmund Optics.

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Understanding Surface Roughness

Surface roughness describes how a shape deviates from its ideal form. This is critical for controlling light scatter in laser devices and other optical systems.

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Subsurface Damage

Subsurface damage in optical components can lead to increased absorption and scatter, reducing system performance.

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Metrology for Laser Optics

Metrology is critical for ensuring that optical components consistently meet their desired specifications, especially in laser applications.

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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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What are Ultra-Thin Filters?

How are ultra-thin filters different from standard optical filters? Discover the unique features and capabilties of ultra-thin filters at 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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Light Sheet Microscopy

Light sheet fluorescence microscopy uses a 2D laser sheet to illuminate a thin slice of the sample and excite fluorescence, reducing phototoxicity and damage.

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Effects of Laser Mirror Surface Flatness

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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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