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Simulating laser materials processing using COMSOL Multiphysics

The transformation of materials using focused laser beams fundamentally involves multiple physical phenomena such as optical absorption, heat transfer, struc...
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What everyone should know about engineering and tolerancing aspheres

This webcast will discuss practical aspects of engineering aspheres, notably including tolerance assignment and analysis. Topics such as asphere surface type...
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Mid-infrared lasers in remote chemical sensing – from stand-off detection to atmospheric sounding

In this webcast, Gerard Wysocki of MIRTHE will discuss the unique remote-sensing capabilities enabled by modern mid-infrared (mid-IR) lasers and novel spectr...

IR optical systems: managing unique design challenges

In addition to the typical problems faced by optical designers working in the visible spectral region, designers of optics for IR thermal-imaging systems mus...

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High-power visible spectrum diode lasers for display and medical applications – beam sources with tailored beam quality and spectral characteristics

In this paper we report on the further progress of fiber coupled high power diode lasers in the visible spectral range with regard to beam quality and spectr...

Improve Laser Diode Performance by Reducing Output Cable Inductance using Twisted Pair Cable

The intent of this article is to provide information regarding the performance of twisted pair cable to reduce output cable inductance. The information is ba...

Simultaneous Intensity Profiling of Multiple Laser Beams Using the BladeCam-XHR Camera

Measurement of multiple laser beams can be a time-consuming process. However, parallel processing can significantly reduce the amount of time required for me...

Introduction to scientific InGaAs FPA cameras

Working in the near infrared (NIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) regions of the spectrum offers researchers several advantages, such as the abilities to circ...

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SPECTROMETERS: Defined by their dispersive elements

At the core of any spectrometer is the optical device that separates the incoming light into spectral components for measurement. Although most commonly a di...
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High-power Lasers: More choices than ever

The rapid pace of development in high-power lasers, including diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and fiber lasers, can leave technical professionals wondering n...
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Asphere Manufacture: Care every step of the way leads to desired results

For high-performance optical systems, the use of aspheres not only boosts optical performance, but often reduces the number of optical elements required. How...
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