Enhanced Optical Coatings With Advanced Monitoring System

PG&O®’s new optical monitoring system, the SL-2012A SpectraLock, achieves optical coatings with up to 10x more precision. With the index dispersion enhanced monitoring system, PG&O can produce optical thin films that perfectly match the design programs and can accurately predict the films produced by the chambers with optical thickness monitoring and control from 1nm to over 5,000nm.

Featured Article
5 Ways To Improve Your Technical Communication
By Christine Haas, Christine Haas Consulting, LLC

Whether we’re pitching to investors, networking at a trade show, or giving a conference presentation, our message impacts the results. If we’re not thoughtful about how we structure that content, select details, and deliver the information, it’s easy to lose the quality and clarity of our communication.

Spotlight On Optics And Optical Fabrication
Custom Glass Fabrication Capabilities

90 percent of Glass Fabrication requirements are unique, consequently when you require a specific transmission, size, edge, polish, cleanliness standard or more for your product, turn to Abrisa Technologies to produce your fabricated glass components.

Aspherical Lenses

HOYA’s aspherical lenses mold better, have a higher reflective index, and have a lower dispersion than most competitive offerings. These advantages span both their precision molds and preform lenses. 

Optical Filters For Raman Analysis: Finding The Needle In The Haystack

Most Raman microscopy applications seek to maximize access to the Raman fingerprint of the molecule of interest, requiring filters that provide “more signal with less background.” This article discusses optical filters for Raman analysis, addressing filters for both bench-top and portable Raman applications.

Selecting A Sapphire Window Manufacturer For High-Reliability ISR Applications: 6 Important Criteria

Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) windows must demonstrate superior performance r to avoid compromising a mission’s success. Sapphire is extremely durable, scratch-resistant, withstands extreme temperatures, and transmits over a broad wavelength range of light.

Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications

Gooch & Housego manufactures precision optical components in numerous aspherical and spherical shapes, and in a wide variety of materials for commercial and military imaging applications. 

Selecting The Right Hyperspectral Imager Is Key To Bringing Critical Data Into View

Hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique for revealing data the eye alone cannot capture. Now, a new class of hyperspectral imaging systems is taking things one step further by addressing image quality issues and enabling further ease-of-use. 

Lens Manufacturers: Do You Know The Best Test For Lens Performance?

A high-quality lens begins with a good design, tolerant to small manufacturing errors. The manufacturing process must be tightly controlled, from individual lens elements to final assembly. But, since small errors in manufacturing can result in serious loss of performance, end-of-line testing is necessary.

How Ophir-Spiricon Determines The Dynamic Range Of Laser Measurement Products

This article explains the importance of understanding and stating a dynamic range correctly. This paper also provides insight on how Ophir-Spiricon, a global leader in precision infrared optics and photonics instrumentation, determines its products’ dynamic range properly.

Featured Multimedia
Canon Galvano Scanner Video Introduction

Canon’s new Galvano Scanner is a scan head instrument comprised of a number of Canon component technologies including the Galvano motor, scan head, motor driver, control board, and a focusing unit. This new product is developed for precise hole drilling and is able to achieve high-speed and precise laser processing via Canon's original beam shifter technology.

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