What are Cylinder Lenses? [Jan 13,2017]
Cylinder lenses are a type of lens that have differing radii in the X and Y axes, causing the lens ...[ Click for details ]
Understanding Optical Specifications [Jan 13,2017]
The diameter tolerance of a circular optical ...
Understanding Neutral Density Filters [Jan 13,2017]
Neutral Density (ND) filters are designed to reduce transmission evenly across a portion of a ...[ Click for details ]
Optics Application Examples [Jan 13,2017]
Application 1: Detector Systems
Every optical system requires some sort of preliminary design. ...
Optical Filters [Jan 13,2017]
Key Optical Filter Terminology
Since all filters, independent of how they are manufactured, pass, ...
Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings [Jan 13,2017]
How Does an Anti-Reflection Coating Work?
The transmission properties of a coating ...
Compared to many other forms of optical lenses, meniscus lenses are rarely offered off-the-shelf. ...[ Click for details ]
Advantages of Fresnel Lenses [Jan 13,2017]
Fresnel lenses consist of a series of concentric grooves etched into plastic. Their thin, ...[ Click for details ]
5 Considerations for the Mechanical Design, Assembly, and Alignment of Optical Systems [Jan 13,2017]
1. Consider Package Size and Weight
One of the first things you should consider when planning how ...