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Light Pipe Overview

Light pipes are optical components that are typically used to increase the uniformity of a light source or to direct light.

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Infrared Light

Optical Engineer Andrew Fisher explains how you can see the "invisible" light, or infrared light, from your own TV remote.

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Acktar Stray Light Control Products

Acktar Advanced Coatings produces light-absorbing components and materials to control stray light and eliminate noise from specular reflection.

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Understanding Reflection of Light

Learn about the reflection of light in this kid-friendly explanation with helpful visuals presented by Rebecca Emerich, Educational Outreach Manager

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Understanding Absorption of Light

Learn about the absorption of light in this kid-friendly explanation with helpful visuals presented by Rebecca Emerich, Educational Outreach Manager

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Spectrolight Mighty Light Accessories Overview

Modular accessories adapt the Spectrolight Mighty Light Illuminator for tuning to a specific wavelength, fiber coupling, collimating, homogenizing, and more

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Spectrolight Mighty Light Product Overview

The Mighty Light is a self-contained, low-noise, tunable source of broadband visible and NIR light featuring a tungsten halogen lamp and output power up to 2W

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 9: Trends @ Photonics West

See some of most interested trends in optics and imaging highlighted at Photonics West 2022 through Edmund Optics' live demonstrations.

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Best Practice #4 Light Up Your Life

Join Nick Sischka, Vision Solutions Specialist and member of EO's Imaging Team, as he reviews some best practices to consider when designing an imaging system

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 3: Laser Damage Testing with Matthew Dabney

Join our discussion around laser damage testing in the third episode of our LIGHT TALKS series.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 1: Machine Vision Trends with Nick Sischka

Join our discussion around machine vision trends including such as increasing resolution and new sensors in the first episode of our LIGHT TALKS series.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 8: Laser Magic! with Angi Compatangelo

From tattoo removal to diagnosing cancer, lasers can transform our lives in countless ways. Join our conversation about laser in skin care and diagnostics.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 6: Optics in India with Deepthi Sasikumar

Learn about the growth of the optics, lasers, and photonics market in India with Deepthi Sasikumar, Technical Engineering Manager at Edmund Optics.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 2: Increasing Imaging Sensor Sizes with Katie Schwertz

Join our discussion about increasing imaging sensor sizes and what that means for optical designers in the second episode of our LIGHT TALKS series.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 10: Hot & Cold with Nick Sischka

Learn about the key impacts of temperature on imaging performance and how the athermalization of lenses can maintain performance in harsh environments.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 5: Ruggedized Imaging Lenses with Cory Boone and Ben Weaver

The expansion of automation has made the ruggedization of imaging lenses from shocks, vibrations, and temperature swings more important than ever before.

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 7: Virtual Event Domination! with Jay Cotten-Martin and Natalie Garvey

Join this discussion on virtual event trends and some of the things that have been working well for Edmund Optics such as our virtual innovation summits.

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Understanding Lasers and How They're Used Every Day

Watch this video to learn all about lasers, what makes them special compared to other light sources, and how they impact our lives

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LIGHT TALK - EPISODE 4: Lasers & Optics with Kasia Sieluzycka and Nick Smith

Learn about trends in laser applications including increasing powers and decreasing pulse durations in this conversation with Kasia Sieluzycka and Nick Smith.

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Fresnel Lens Review

Fresnel lenses are composed of a series of concentric grooves etched into one side of a sheet of plastic. Fresnel lenses are unlike typical spherical or aspherical optical lenses.

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EO Imaging Lab 3.2: The W of Illumination Geometry

Learn how to specify imaging system components.

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Polarization Overview - Part 2: Waveplates & Retarders (Advanced)

Waveplates and retarders are optical components designed to transmit light while modifying its polarization state without attenuating, deviating, or displacing the beam.

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EO Imaging Lab Module 3.1: Introduction to Illumination Concepts

Learn how to specify imaging system components.

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Introduction to Laser Optics Lab

The Laser Optics Lab video series discusses laser optics concepts including specifications, coating technologies, product types, and more

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Polarization Overview - Part 1: Polarization Basics

Polarizers are optical components designed to filter, modify, or analyze the various polarization states of light.

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Understanding Collimation to Determine Optical Lens Focal Length

Collimated light occurs when light rays travel parallel to each other.

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Telecentric Illumination

Telecentric illumination is quickly becoming the illumination of choice for precision metrology due to its ability to produce "hard" edges that can be easily analyzed.

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Ultraviolet Lasers – TRENDING IN OPTICS: EPISODE 2

A new generation of compact, cost-effective ultraviolet (UV) lasers is allowing more applications to benefit from the increased precision of UV wavelengths.

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Beam Combining for Increased Power

When measuring minuscule particles, many advanced Life Science applications require more power than one laser produces.

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Selecting the Right Beamsplitter

Continuing from where Part I: X-Y Setup ends, learn how to add a Z-axis to an existing X-Y configuration to achieve three degrees of freedom.

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