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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.

Ohara is a top-tier manufacturer providing high-quality double-side lapped and polished substrates for various applications, boasting precision and exceptional cleanliness in their production process.

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).

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.

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.

Precision XY Saw Cutting offers high-volume, small-part fabrication with tight tolerances, ideal for optical components requiring precise dimensions and low defects.

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Optics

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.