OPTICAL COMPONENTS, COATINGS, & MATERIALS INSIGHTS

Edmund - bucket img Highly-Dispersive Mirrors

The positive chirp introduced by most optical media in ultrafast systems can be compensated for using optical components, such as highly-dispersive mirrors, that feature negative dispersion.

  • Manufacturing And Testing Of All-Silica Fibers Resistant To UV And Gamma Radiation

    This study examined the influence of the composition of the core material, preform production technology and posttreatment with hydrogen on the optical stability of the all-silica optical fibers to UV radiation.

  • 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 including some useful grating equations.

  • Dielectric Coating Processes

    As comparisons by institutes and laser manufacturers continue to prove, Laser Components' dielectric coatings have the highest damage thresholds in the industry thanks to an optimized manufacturing process.

  • Low Sparkle Non-Glare Glass For Uniform Diffuse Reflection

    Low Sparkle Non-Glare Glass provides sharp rendering of images with increased clarity touch displays, tablets, e-readers, and digital signage and more, making them easily readable in direct sunlight.

  • How To Enhance Optical Blocking Using Multiple Filters

    Any background light that reaches the detector of an optical system can greatly compromise signal-to-noise ratio. Using more than one blocking filter is a solution that requires careful consideration.

  • Common Mistakes In Measuring Medical Optics And How To Avoid Them

    Government regulations and health and safety standards guide the development process for optical medical devices from beginning to end. Unlike other industries where engineers can correct an optical design misstep after the prototype phase, governmental compliance, schedules, and budgets leave little room for changes or improvements after product introduction. Learn some of the key measuring mistakes to avoid ahead of time. 

OPTICAL SOLUTIONS

  • For two decades, Abrisa has supplied optical solutions for manufacturers of bio-medical and FDA-regulated devices and biochips with a critical need for quality control, consistency, and reliability.

  • Abrisa Technologies offers custom coating services and innovative total solutions of coated and fabricated technology glass for imaging, sensing, and laser scanning applications.

  • 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).

  • BOROFLOAT® 33 is a UV-NIR transparent borosilicate float glass with excellent optical properties and smooth low scatter surfaces straight off the float process. It is an economical high performance material, making it ideal for the volume manufacture of windows, mirrors, filters, display glass, 3D build platforms, and other components.

  • ZC&R Coatings for Optics (ZC&R), an Abrisa Technologies company, designs and manufactures innovative precision thin film coating solutions for micro-electronics, defense and avionics, display, industrial automation, optical sensors and imaging, photonics, medical/dental, life science analytics, and other market applications. 

  • Abrisa Technologies offers the PRO-HC-VIS1, a protective anti-abrasion hard coat clear glass coating option for high traffic contact scanner applications, which delivers up to 40X more linear taber abrasion resistance when compared to uncoated glass and HIE chemically-strengthened glass surfaces.

  • 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.

  • Abrisa Technologies provides Dead Front Panels for Backlit Display and User Interface applications that afford equipment designers greater flexibility in achieving the overall clean lines and sleek uncluttered aesthetics they seek.

OPTICAL NEWS

OPTICAL VIDEOS

  • Video: See The Unseen With Ophir Optics

    Ophir IR Optics products include highly advanced electro-optical solutions and can be found in the most critical defense and commercial thermal imaging applications. When reliability is the name of the game, Ophir is your trusted partner.

  • Optical Trends And Solutions In The Defense Market

    Photonics Online met with Kevin Quist of Edmund Optics on the second day of SPIE’s 2022 Defense + Commercial Sensing trade show to discuss upcoming defense trends. Trends such as laser optics systems have led Edmund Optics to acquire a new warehouse in Florida for high-power laser coatings.

  • G&H Introduces Two New Lens Series At DCS 2022

    At Defense + Commercial Sensing, G&H’s J.J. Conboy explained the precision features of the NightCrawlIR and FireAnt lens series and invited customers to learn more about these products and their applications.

  • Optical Filters In Remote Sensing

    Jason Palidwar of Iridian Spectral Technologies talks to Photonics Online at Defense + Commercial Sensing 2022 about Iridian’s optical filters and how they’re used in remote sensing applications including earth observation and gas detection.

  • Introduction To VFA+

    The VFA+ leverages the benefits of Fizeau interferometry through a unique combination of precise, high-resolution, fast, and full aperture metrology for axisymmetric aspheres.