Optical Components


  • Miniaturized Piezo Tubes In High-Resolution Scanning Fiber Endoscopy

    Miniaturized piezo tubes generate a scanning movement of the optical fiber in scanning fiber endoscopes, providing more image information, new findings in biomedical research, and improved minimally invasive procedures in everyday clinical practice.

  • On-Demand Laser Cut Gaskets And Masks

    Abrisa Technologies provides in-house, on-demand, fast-turn laser cutting of high-performance materials used as gaskets and environmental seals for glass components interfaced with metals, plastics, paints, and more.

  • Inside The Device Fabrication Process

    Every step in device fabrication is crucial. Explore the intricate process behind crafting remarkable devices and uncover the secrets of imaging excellence.

  • Diffraction Gratings: An Introduction

    This introduction to diffraction gratings guides us through the various types of gratings and understanding their advantages and disadvantages as well as some useful grating equations.

  • Eradicating Preventable Blindness In The Developing World

    Worldwide, approximately 285 million people are visually impaired, and 80% of these cases are the result of preventable causes. To continuously observe patients’ eyes without irritation, Forus Health’s designs incorporate both stock and custom optical components from Edmund Optics to capture high quality images in both visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectra.


Industry-leading high-performance, fully digital galvano scanning system from Canon. LED optical encoder (digital position sensor) with high speed digital servo controller brings high precision and high accuracy that surpasses all analog galvano scanners in the market.

The Fiber-Q® series fiber-coupled acousto-optic modulators offer a high extinction ratio, low insertion loss, and excellent stability in both polarization-maintaining (PM) and non-PM formats.

G&H’s Superpolishing process delivers Scratch-Dig of 5-2, less than 0.5 Å of surface roughness, and zero defects at 300x magnification for ring laser gyroscope (RLG) mirrors, R&D applications, short wavelength and ultrafast lasers.

Ophir Optics' new lens is a high performance, ruggedized, IR continuous zoom lens for extended observation ranges.

G&H's Pockels Cells enable higher performance and reliability across numerous laser applications, providing increased optical power. The standard product ranges can accommodate wavelengths from from UV to IR (200 nm -12 μm).

Canon’s SR Series Ultra Miniature Optical Encoder is a highly miniaturized and high-resolution optical encoder ideal for applications involving linear/rotary motion and speed control.




Optics is an interesting subset of physics. It is the study of light and how it can be used in various industries from measurements to biology as well as photography to navigation. Optics is a fascinating field and we are just beginning to scratch the surface with what we know. One of the most interesting developments in optics is the use of fiber optics in the transmission of data. Light is used to transmit data across long distances and this has proved to be efficient as well as inexpensive.

Light is the fasted trailing particle in the universe and it is radiated from one point to the next in the form of waves. Light in a vacuum can travel at an astonishing 300 million meters per second, a speed that would take it to the moon in just about one second. Optics is primarily concerned with the use of light and how the light can be reflected, refracted, bent or manipulated in just about any way. The unique nature of light gives tremendous benefits in using it in various industries. Optics is no one of the ways where light can be used to store data. It seems that anything electrons have done in the past, light waves are able to do, just able to do it faster. In the beginning copper cables were used to transmit electrical pulses in network data transfer. While at that time it was a breakthrough, it was comparatively slow to the movement of light through fiber optics. Once fiber optics replaced, broad band speeds were achieved. All thanks to optics. The uses of optics can advance further with headway being made in fields of defense as well as medicine. Optics are now being used to return sight to the blind as well as create sight for robots.