Archive for the ‘Metrology’ Category

Case Study – 20X Objective Lens & Tube Lens For Observing Blood

     Key Takeaways This medical research project employs a 20X lens from Avantier for deep exploration of single-cell genetic expression and for immune profiling in human blood cells under a microscope.  The high magnification enables meticulous analysis, unveiling insights into genetic patterns, immune responses, and chromatin accessibility. This contributes to the advancement of  single-cell […]

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Exploring Applications of Optical Polarization – Part 3

Exploring Applications of Optical Polarization – Part 3 Introduction Optical polarization is a phenomenon where light waves oscillate in a specific direction, leading to various applications across a wide range of fields. Understanding and controlling polarization has become a crucial aspect of modern technology, with applications that extend far beyond the realm of traditional optics. […]

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Understanding Optical Polarization – Part 2

Understanding Optical Polarization: Polarizers and Waveplates Explained – Part 2 Polarization is a fundamental property of light, crucial in optics and various applications. It involves the orientation of the electric field vector in a light wave as it propagates. Reflective Polarizers: Transmit desired polarization while reflecting others. Examples: Wire grid polarizers, Brewster’s angle-based polarizers. Applications: […]

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What is Optical Polarization

What is Optical Polarization? Optical polarization, a crucial aspect of optics, involves intricate interactions between light and matter.  While optical design typically focuses on wavelength and intensity, polarization’s subtle influence is widespread, impacting applications from stress analysis to LCD screens.  Polarization’s omnipresence stems from its ability to modulate light-matter interactions. Linear, circular, and elliptical polarizations […]

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What Is the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)?

What Is the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)?  Understanding and Utilizing the Modulation Transfer Function in Optical System Design The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is a vital parameter used to assess the performance of optical systems, ranging from simple lenses to complex imaging lens assemblies. It serves as a standardized quantitative measure for optical designers and […]

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Transmission Spheres

Transmission Spheres Introduction to Transmission Spheres In the world of optical metrology, precision is paramount. When it comes to measuring the surface quality and wavefront of optical components, such as concave or convex surfaces, the role of transmission spheres is crucial. These spheres are precision instruments designed for interferometric testing and are indispensable in ensuring […]

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What Is the Chief Ray Angle

What Is the Chief Ray Angle Exploring the Significance of the Lens Chief Ray Angle (CRA) The Lens Chief Ray Angle (CRA) is a pivotal concept in the field of optics and imaging systems, and it plays a profound role in shaping the quality of captured images. To comprehend its importance fully, let’s delve deeper […]

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The Significance of Chief Ray Angle in Endoscopy

In the realm of medical technology, Custom Optics Companies play an integral role in shaping innovations that push the boundaries of what is possible. Among the many facets of optical engineering, the chief ray angle stands as a paramount factor in the success of endoscopy. In this article, we’ll explore the world of endoscopy and […]

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Specifications for Optical Surfaces

Specifications for optical surfaces outline the precise quality criteria that govern the performance of optical components such as lenses and mirrors. These criteria encompass parameters like surface roughness, flatness, curvature, and coatings. Understanding these specifications is crucial to ensure optimal light transmission, image quality, and system efficiency in various applications, from microscopy to astronomy. Accurate […]

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Optical Surface Accuracy

Optical surface accuracy refers to the difference between the actual shape and the desired shape of an optical surface. It is a crucial aspect of optical components and is typically measured in terms of fringes or waves that correspond to the laser wavelength used in the interferometer. And it is important to specify the expected […]

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