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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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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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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 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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Introduction to Modulation Transfer Function

Want to know more about the Modular Transfer Function? Learn about the components, understanding, importance, and characterization of MTF at Edmund Optics.

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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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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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Coherent® Laser Selection Guide

Compare Coherent Laser specifications with the Edmund Optics selection guide.

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Laser Polarization: The Importance of Polarization in Laser Applications

Understanding the polarization of laser light is critical for many applications, as polarization impacts reflectance, focusing the beam, and other key behaviors.

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Quantum Cascade Lasers

Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) are IR lasers that utilize tens or hundreds of quantum wells to decouple the emission wavelength from the bandgap energy.

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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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Polarizer Selection Guide

Edmund Optics' Polarizer Selection Guide refines your search for a specific type of polarizer.

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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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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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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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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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Lens Spacers, Shims, and Focal Length Extenders

Want to learn how to extend a lens beyond its limits in an application? Learn more about spacers, shims, and focal length extenders 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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Optics 101: Level 1 Theoretical Foundations

Have a question about theoretical foundations? Find out more about the electromagnetic spectrum, interference, reflection, and more at Edmund Optics.

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Telecentric Illumination

Think you don't need telecentric illumination in machine vision applications? Find out why you need telecentric illumination 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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What is SWIR?

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