Archive for the ‘Knowledge Center’ Category

Introducing Microlens Arrays

Microlens Arrays What if you could bring the power of nature’s compound eyes to your optical assembly— in a tiny package 10 mm x 10 mm? It turns out, you can! Whether you need to homogenize light from line-narrowed excimer lasers or high power LEDS, microlens arrays can give you the high efficiency and non-gaussian […]

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Reverse Optical Engineering Process 

Reverse Optical Engineering Process What is Reverse Optical Engineering? Optical reverse engineering involves understanding the functionality of existing optical components or systems through thorough analysis.  This process enables the recreation or enhancement of these components. It’s useful when you don’t have the original design or want to make a better version of something that already […]

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Laser Optics for Skin Care

Laser optics for skin care Sun exposure may do a number on skin, but that doesn’t mean all light is detrimental. In fact, laser optics for skin care are the secret behind many highly effective cosmetic procedures that lead to more youthful, clearer skin.  Hair removal, removal of age spots or tattoos, elimination of fine […]

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Developments in Freeform Optics

Freeform Optics: Advances and Developments While most traditional optics have constant curvatures and are rotationally symmetric, freeform optics break all the norms. And there’s a very good reason they do.  Design flexibility and many degrees of freedom  mean a freeform optic can achieve optical mapping relationships that aren’t possible with your ordinary symmetric optic. When […]

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SWIR Camera Surveillance

SWIR Camera Surveillance: Eliminating Haze There’s a deep fog over everything, and you can’t see your hand when you hold it in front of you. The perfect night for a thief to sneak into your factories, make out with whatever they can carry, and get out the same way they came— or is it? Not […]

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Eyes for Unmanned Flight: Infrared Sensors and Optics for Drones 

Infrared Sensors and Optics for Drones An optical drone dips low in front of a herd of antelope, gathering stunning footage for a new documentary. Equipped with advanced optics for drones mounted securely in its unobtrusive body, it is capable of taking high quality imagery even under unfavorable environmental conditions.  Later in the evening another […]

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Optics for LiDAR and Sensing

Optics for LiDAR and sensing Key Takeaways LIDAR technology has seen huge advances in recent years.  Different applications require different types of lasers  Custom optics can enable you to create a LIDAR system optimized for your application.  Optics for LIDAR and sensing are far more affordable today than they were just ten years ago, and […]

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The World of Micro-optics

Micro-Optics Can a lens be mounted on a surface smaller than the head of a pin, or  the full power of complex optical devices be condensed into a package smaller than a fingernail? That’s what micro-optics are about. . Microlens Arrays A micro-optic is an optical component or array between a few micrometers and a […]

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Selecting Optical Domes with Flanges for Camera Systems

Key Takeaways: Optical domes with flanges offer near-zero wavefront error, ensuring exceptional optical clarity in camera systems. Common issues such as distortion, speckle, haziness, and reduced transmission can be addressed with high-quality flanged domes. Selecting the ideal glass dome involves considering application requirements, system performance limitations, manufacturing methods, and material durability. Ground and polished domes […]

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An Introduction to the World of Laser Metrology

Laser Metrology Laser metrology involves the use of lasers to take measurements and test equipment. A versatile set of techniques that enables quick, highly precise, contact-free measurements, laser metrology has an important place in process oversight and quality control. Fields that rely on laser metrology include: Medical device manufacturing Aerospace quality control Automotive engineering Semiconductor […]

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