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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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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 Laser Optics Materials

Understanding the most commonly used laser optics materials will allow for easy navigation of EO’s wide selection of laser optics components.

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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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Telescope Optics for Hobbyists

Learn the basics of telescope theory and how to construct different types of telescopes.

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A Guide to (Not Over) Specifying Losses in Laser Optics

Overspecifying optical losses in laser systems will not further improve your performance or reliability, but it could cost you additional money and/or time.

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Successful Light Polarization Techniques

Are you looking for a solution to common imaging problems? Discover different polarization techniques to improve your image at Edmund Optics.

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UV Optics: Tighter Tolerances and Different Materials

UV Lenses require extremely tight tolerances and novel materials such as sapphire. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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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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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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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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Absorption in Laser Optics

Light is absorbed in optical media through several methods including exciting electrons to higher energy states and converting to thermal energy

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Introduction to Adaptive Optics and Deformable Mirrors

Have a question about adaptive optics or deformable mirrors? Learn more on understanding wavefronts, adaptive optics theory, and more at Edmund Optics.

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Edmund Optics Preferred Glass Types

With over 65 optical glass types readily available at manufacturing sites, EO enables quick prototyping. View the full list of glass types at Edmund Optics.

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Optical Microscopy Application: Differential Interference Contrast

Differential interference contrast (DIC) is one of the polarization techniques that can be used in optical microscopy. Learn about this technique at Edmund Optics.

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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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5 Tips for Designing with Off-the-Shelf Optics

Have a time or budget restraint? Check out these tips and advantages for designing applications with standard, off-the-shelf optics 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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Understanding Waveplates and Retarders

Waveplates (retarders) are different when used in polarized light than unpolarized light. Consider terminology, fabrication, or applications at Edmund Optics.

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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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Geometrical Optics 101: Paraxial Ray Tracing Calculations

Do you use ray tracing on a regular basis? Learn more about the calculations aspect, along with steps and software at Edmund Optics.

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Polymer Polarizers and Retarders

Polymer polarizers and retarders, consisting of sheets of polyvinyl alcohol and TAC cellulose triacetate, alter the polarization of light.

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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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An Introduction to Optical Coatings

Optical coatings are used to influence the transmission, reflection, or polarization properties of an optical component.

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Why Laser Damage Testing is Critical for UV Laser Applications

Laser Induced Damage Threshold describes the maximum quantity of laser radiation an optic can take before damaging. Learn more at Edmund Optics.

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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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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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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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Dispersion

Dispersion is the dependence of the phase velocity or phase delay of light on another parameter, such as wavelength, propagation mode, or polarization.

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Machine Vision Filter Technology

While working with machine vision, there are different types of filters that can be used to alter the image. Find out about the different types at Edmund Optics.

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