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How an Edmund Optics Imaging Lens is Made

Imaging lens assemblies are vital components for a wide range of cutting edge applications including machine vision, biomedical instruments, factory automation, and robotics.

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How to Assemble a 120i Microscope System

Learn how to assemble a microscope system using the award-winning Edmund Optics 120i Plan APO Infinity Corrected Objectives.

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How an Aspheric Lens is Made

Edmund Optics® manufactures thousands of precision aspheric lenses per month in our asphere manufacturing cell that operates 24 hours a day.

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Ruggedized Machine Vision Lenses for Harsh Environments

Edmund Optics imaging and machine vision lenses are robustly designed for use in harsh environments and are available in a number of options for the most demanding applications.

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Basics of Ultrafast Lasers

Master the fundamentals of ultrafast lasers and how to choose optics that can withstand their high powers and short pulse durations.

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Understanding Optical Specifications

Do you want to know more about the importance of optical specifications? Learn the different types of specifications and their impact on your system 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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Introduction to Optical Prisms

Learn about the different types of optical prisms, their applications, and how to select the right prism for your specific system.

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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 Focal Length and Field of View

Learn how to understand focal length and field of view for imaging lenses through calculations, working distance, and examples at Edmund Optics.

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Lens Performance Curves

Are you trying to measure the performance of your lens? Although this can be a difficult task, there are curves that can help. Read more at Edmund Optics.

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Understanding Microscopes and Objectives

Learn about the different components used to build a microscope, key concepts, and specifications at Edmund Optics.

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Multiphoton Microscopy

Multiphoton microscopy is ideal for capturing high-resolution 3D images with reduced photobleaching and phototoxicity compared to confocal microscopy.

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Understanding and Specifying LIDT of Laser Components

Laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) denotes the maximum laser fluence an optical component can withstand with an acceptable amount of risk.

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Gaussian Beam Propagation

Many lasers are assumed to have a Gaussian profile, and understanding Gaussian beam propagation is crucial for predicting real-world performance of lasers.

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Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings

Anti-reflection (AR) coatings are applied to optical components to increase throughput and reduce hazards caused by back-reflections.

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Gaussian Beams Calculator

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1951 USAF Resolution Calculator

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Imaging System Parameter Calculator

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Simple Magnifier Calculator

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Koehler Illumination Calculator

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Focal Length Calculator

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SAG Calculator

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Illumination Spot Size Calculator

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Laser Spot Size

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Ball Lens Calculator

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Imaging Lens Selector

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Axicon Calculator

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Infinite Conjugate Tube Length

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Fiber Coupler Calculator

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