OPTICAL COMPONENTS WHITE PAPERS & APPLICATION NOTES
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.
OPTICAL COMPONENTS NEWS
Abrisa Technologies Has The Most Extensive US Inventory Of Technical Glass Ready For Quick Turn Fabrication & Coating4/25/2023
Abrisa Industrial Glass (AIG) carries the most extensive US-based inventory of technical glass, enabling the company to provide the quick turn response and selection of materials needed to support increased demands.
OSI Optoelectronics Offers Expanded OEM Optoelectronics Solutions5/24/2023
OSI Optoelectronics, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of high-performance standard and custom silicon and InGaAs photodetectors, announces a broad expansion of optoelectronic solutions.
PI Ceramic: 30 Years Of Excellence In Piezo Transducer, Actuator, And Motor Design & Production12/14/2022
PI Ceramic celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022 and continues to provide world-class standard and miniaturized piezoceramic components such as piezo rings, piezo benders, shear transducer plates, and more.
Abrisa Technologies Now Provides On-Demand Laser Cutting Of Gaskets And Masks For Flat Glass Optical Components5/15/2023
Abrisa Technologies now provides in-house, on-demand laser cutting of gasket and masking materials for flat glass optical components. This value-added, fast turn-cutting of high-performance gaskets provides increased supply chain simplicity.
Abrisa Technologies Has The Broadest Selection Of SCHOTT D 263® T Eco Ultra-Thin Glass In North America4/18/2023
Abrisa Industrial Glass has the broadest selection of SCHOTT D 263® T eco ultra-thin glass available in North America with 16 thickness options ranging from 0.03 mm to 1.1 mm.
Armadillo SIA Introduces Highest NA Pure Silica/Silica Core Fibers – Optran Plus UV/WF1/13/2023
Armadillo SIA announces the Optran Plus UV and Optran Plus WF (water-free), featuring the highest numerical aperture (NA) pure fused silica/silica core fibers currently available.
OPTICAL COMPONENTS / OPTICS ABOUT DOCUMENT
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.