Edmund Optics

Barrington, NJ 08007


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101 E Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States

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Designs and manufactures an array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment for the Machine Vision, Advanced Diagnostics, Biomedical, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense markets around the globe.



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Edmund Optics: Laser optics offerings

At SPIE Optics + Photonics 2022, Cory Boone, technical marketing manager at Edmund Optics, talks about the company’s laser optics offerings, including its extreme-ultraviolet ...
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What’s New with Edmund Optics? – Photonics West 2022

Edmund Optics® is excited to be at SPIE’s 2022 Photonics West Exhibition after a long break from in-person events! Our product and application demonstrations highlighted laser...


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FIGURE 1. SWIR imaging is useful for inspecting food with high water content.
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SWIR imaging enables many types of machine vision applications

Using shortwave-infrared (SWIR) imaging, engineers develop applications for inspecting food, detecting moisture, identifying methane gas, and more.
FIGURE 1. OCT has allowed clinicians to better diagnose ophthalmic diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which causes blurred vision.
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Developing successful optical coherence tomography systems for ophthalmology and dermatology

This overview of optical coherence tomography (OCT) recommends systems designers evaluate essential illumination source and optical component criteria when designing these noninvasive...
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FIGURE 1. Multiphoton, or nonlinear, microscopy, uses ultrafast laser sources for capturing high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) images with reduced photobleaching and phototoxicity compared to traditional confocal microscopy techniques. However, pulse spreading can make multiphoton microscopy images like this one become blurry.
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Basics of ultrafast lasers: Part 3

This article is part three of a three-part series focused on ultrafast lasers.
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Basics of ultrafast lasers: Part 2

This article is the second part of a two-part series focused on ultrafast lasers.
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Basics of ultrafast lasers: Part 1

This article is part one of a three-part series focused on ultrafast lasers.
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Notch filters available in standard or flexible configurations

META holoOPTIX notch filters are available in either a standard 25.4 mm rigid mounted configuration (STRATA) or a 375 × 70 mm flexible configuration (FLEX).
FIGURE 1. Absorption of water and tissue penetration depth at different wavelengths.
Lasers & Sources

Medical applications are a surgical fit for 2 µm lasers

Lasers in this wavelength range have become more stable, efficient, cost-effective, and simple to use than ever before, prompting increased incorporation into medical and surgical...
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Machine vision filters integrate into wide range of imaging systems

Mounted machine vision filters offer 40-20 surface quality and are optimized for use with popular LEDs.
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Photonics business roundup: August 2022

Let’s recap all the business announcements in photonics from August 2022.
FIGURE 1. Comparison of the time scales of an attosecond, a second, and the age of the universe to illustrate the incredibly short time duration of an attosecond.

Attosecond extreme ultraviolet lasers demand high-precision multilayer mirrors

Attosecond optics for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lasers should be designed for maximum control of the central wavelength/energy, spectral shape, spectral phase, and pulse duration...

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Photonics business roundup: May 2022

It’s time to recap all the photonics business news that was announced in May 2022.
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Attosecond EUV mirrors provide peak reflectivity of 38%

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mirrors are used to steer, focus, and shape attosecond pulses, based on high harmonic generation, with a temporal duration of 330 as.
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FIGURE 1. A ytterbium fiber-based laser integrated with a multiphoton imaging setup creates a spatial light modulator system capable of interrogating larger neural networks at a higher resolution.
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The right stuff: Lasers and optics for ultrafast microscopy

Understanding the unique properties of ultrafast lasers and optical components is critical for constructing a successful microscopy system.
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Laser Focus World announces 2021 Innovators Awards

For the fourth straight year, Laser Focus World held its Innovators Awards program, which celebrates the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in ...
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Laser Focus World 2021 Rising Stars Awards: Cory Boone

In this second showcase, we highlight Cory Boone, lead technical marketing engineer at Edmund Optics.
FIGURE 1. Highly dispersive mirror coatings designed to minimize thermal lensing are beneficial for both intracavity and external optics—such as those pictured here—when used with high-power ultrafast systems.
Lasers & Sources

Combatting thermal lensing in high-power ultrafast laser systems

With their short pulse durations and high peak powers, ultrafast laser systems benefit and enhance a wide variety of applications, from materials processing to microscopy.
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IR windows offering is available in several IR materials

A line of windows in a variety of IR materials includes gallium arsenide, barium fluoride, cadmium telluride, thallium bromoiodide, lithium fluoride, and AMTIR-1 chalcogenide....
FIGURE 1. Experimental irradiance profiles of a laser beam with a Gaussian beam profile (left) and another beam featuring a flat-top beam profile (right) [1].

Flat-top laser beams: Their uses and benefits

Flat-top beams have many application-dependent advantages over Gaussian beams; learn how best to generate a flat-top beam for your needs.
FIGURE 1. Schematic of an achromatic singlet lens from Matlab (here, only half of the lens aperture is ray-traced).

Achromatic singlet lenses: A unique approach to chromatic correction

While conventional achromats take the form of doublet lenses fabricated of two different types of glasses, this doesn’t always have to be the case.
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Edmund Optics' second Tucson, AZ facility.
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Edmund Optics opens assembly and advanced design facility in Tucson

The 21,225-sq-ft facility in Tucson, AZ will support advanced optical design efforts and high-volume manufacturing services.
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The Edmund Optics Educational Award is an initiative to support outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at non-profit colleges and universities.

Edmund Optics names 2020 award recipients

The optics and imaging components maker has announced the recipients of its 2020 Educational Award and Norman Edmund Award.
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Low-GDD ultrafast mirrors feature IBS dispersion-compensating coating

TECHSPEC high-performance low-GDD ultrafast mirrors offer group delay dispersion (GDD) of near zero at their design wavelength ranges.
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FIGURE 1. Device architecture and metalens fabrication: a schematic of the optical setup for MIID (a), a photograph of the highly compact MIID (b), and a top-view optical microscope image and side-view SEM image of the fabricated α-Si metalens with a diameter of 200 μm (c).

Metalens enables mini microscopic imaging prototype

Researchers at Nanjing University have developed a metalens-integrated imaging device (MIID) and centimeter-scale microscopic imaging prototype that breaks FOV constraints.
FIGURE 1. Representation of the constructive and destructive phase interference of different wavelengths inside a laser cavity, generating pulses with ultrashort temporal pulse durations but broad wavelength bandwidths.

Ultrafast multipass cells for pulse compression

A multipass cell reduces the number of mirror surfaces in a dispersive mirror-based ultrafast pulse compressor to two, enabling compactness.
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Edmund Optics announces the acquisition of Quality Thin Films, which is located outside of Tampa, FL.
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Boosting position as laser optics maker, Edmund Optics buys Quality Thin Films

Quality Thin Films offers optical components with high laser damage and laser crystal coatings from the UV to the far-infrared.
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Laser Focus World announces 2020 Innovators Awards

For the third straight year, Laser Focus World held its Innovators Awards program, which celebrates the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in the...
A ball lens with a small pass-band-creating air gap (center) can be rotated to move the passband across a large spectral region; here, the ball lens is part of an optical system that can be used in hyperspectral imaging.

Bandpass imaging filter in ball lens is simple and widely tunable

Based on frustrated total internal reflection, a tunable filter is compact, has a large range, and can be easily designed into optical systems.
FIGURE 1. The power spectral density (PSD) is created by taking a Fourier transform of the measured surface [1].
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White-light interferometry resolves sub-Angstrom surface roughness

Superpolished surfaces with sub-Angstrom surface roughness have become critical in cutting-edge optical systems, and this high level of precision requires specialized metrology...
FIGURE 1. Fractures caused by high localized pressure during polishing.

Fabrication of ultralow-roughness surfaces: The Beilby layer

By focusing on incremental removal of small portions of the Beilby layer, near-perfect optical surfaces are created.
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Edmund Optics intros reflective ultrafast enhanced silver coating

An ultrafast enhanced silver coating is used for low-to-medium power ultrafast lasers.

Edmund Optics plano-convex lenses feature magnesium-fluoride coating

TECHSPEC magnesium-fluoride-coated plano-convex (PCX) lenses are pre-mounted in C-mount housings for simple integration into optical systems.
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Avenda Health's Brittany Berry-Pusey during her 2019 SPIE Startup Challenge's winning pitch.

2020 SPIE Startup Challenge semifinalists address critical photonics needs

On February 4, 2020, during SPIE Photonics West, 42 photonics business startups from 14 countries will participate in the 2020 SPIE Startup Challenge semifinals.
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Edmund Optics names 2019 Educational and Norman Edmund Award recipients

The Educational Award program recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics research, while the Norman Edmund Inspiration Award honors an individual who best embodies...
FIGURE 1. A real laser beam will have a divergence angle (θR) greater than that of an ideal Gaussian beam (θG); the beam’s wavefront is planar in the near field near the beam waist and curved in the far field.
Lasers & Sources

Laser Beam Quality: Beam propagation and quality factors: A primer

Approaches for determining laser beam quality differ for different applications; this summary of best practices covers them all.
FIGURE 1. Shown is an example of laser-induced damage on the surface of an optic imaged using differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy.

Spectroscopy and Optics: Laser mirrors: High reflectance is measured best with cavity ring-down spectroscopy

For mirrors with reflectance values above 99.5%, measuring total loss through cavity ring-down spectroscopy is more accurate than conventional methods.

Edmund Optics and II-VI collaborate to improve accessibility of IR optics

The collaboration makes it easier to purchase optical components for infrared (IR) applications.
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Edmund Optics names 2018 Educational Award recipients

The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and math.
FIGURE 1. Shape factors are shown for different lens configurations, assuming an infinite conjugate to the left of the lenses.
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Aspheres: The impact of shape factor on asphere design

An aspheric lens of a certain power can have many shapes; matching the shape factor of the lens to its application is important.
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Diamond-turning technique from Edmund Optics available

Single-point diamond turning produces off-axis parabolic mirrors, off-axis elliptical mirrors, and precision metal, plastic, and crystalline optical components.
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Edmund Optics adds ion beam sputtering to its optical coating competencies

Optics manufacturer Edmund Optics has ordered the SPECTOR ion beam sputtering system from Veeco Instruments.
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Nitin Sampat joins Edmund Optics’ imaging unit

He will be responsible for selling and supporting EO's standard and custom imaging and machine vision products.
FIGURE 1. Different root causes of damage create various morphologies of damage, and identifying these morphologies is important for coating and process development; understanding these phenomena is imperative, as overspecifying will drive cost and the resultant damage will degrade laser system performance.

Laser Optics: The art and science of designing optics for laser-induced damage threshold

Overspecifying optics for LIDT can unnecessarily increase costs; understanding the statistics behind LIDT will help avoid this problem.
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Edmund Optics video lenses feature precision glass optics

TECHSPEC Rugged Blue Series M12 μ-Video lenses are stability-ruggedized to protect them from damage and maintain pointing stability after vibration.
FIGURE 1. Microscopy systems are critical for clinical applications, but their traditionally large size, heavy weight, and complexity make them impractical for rapid-response field work.

Portable Microscopy/Optics Innovations: High-performance, low-profile microscopy

Ultra-compact objectives and thin filters are enabling advanced, field-portable microscopy systems ready for a whole host of applications.
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Lab kits from Edmund Optics available in English and metric versions

A Lab Starter Kit features 255 parts with essential products that are useful for any lab, from optics to detectors to cleaning tools.
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ITOS offers polarizers based upon dichroitic polymer films.

Edmund Optics acquires filter and polarizer maker ITOS

Established in 1993, ITOS-Gesellschaft für Technische Optik has 24 employees and more than 700 customers.
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Edmund Optics off-axis parabolic mirrors are not wavelength-dependent

The TECHSPEC 100 Å off-axis parabolic mirror family features diamond-turned surfaces with surface roughness down to 100 Å RMS.

Educational Award recipients announced by Edmund Optics

The awards are given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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Hypotenuse right-angle prisms from Edmund Optics offer 15 arcsec angle tolerances

TECHSPEC BBAR-coated hypotenuse right-angle prisms offer a wavelength range of 350–2200 nm and angle tolerances of 15 arcsec.
FIGURE 1. As laser energy increases, the necessity of higher quality and precision optics and coatings causes the cost of the beam expander to increase (a). Increasing the input aperture size increases the cost of the beam expander rapidly at larger input apertures because of the nonlinear dependence of aberrations on input beam diameter (b). With a fixed design, increasing the input aperture leads to a decrease in performance as aberrations start to dominate the wavefront (c).

Optical Design: How to select the right laser beam expander

Beam expansion is essential in many laser systems, so correctly specifying the necessary beam expander to achieve the right performance without excessive cost has become crucial...
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Edmund Optics beam expanders available in 24 fixed magnification options

TECHSPEC LC fixed YAG beam expanders provide a compact design with 24 fixed magnification options from 2 to 10X.
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FIGURE 1. These molded chalcogenide glass lenses by LightPath Technologies provide a cost-effective alternative to single-point diamond-turned germanium lenses; they also have the advantage of not turning optically opaque at temperatures above 65°C, as does germanium.

Photonics Products: Molded Optics: Precision glass molding boosts gamut of optics

Glass molding produces precision components for lower cost at high quantities, and allows unusual shapes and functions.
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Edmund Optics has made an equity investment in ITOS.

Edmund expands German presence; ITOS to operate as EO subsidiary

Edmund Optics announced an equity investment in ITOS, which will now operate as a subsidiary of EO.
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Parabolic mirrors from Edmund Optics have reflected focal length from 12.7 to 516 mm

Off-axis parabolic first surface metal mirrors for broadband visible and IR applications have surface roughness down to 50 Å RMS.
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FIGURE 1. Perhaps the most common laser-safety product is laser-line-blocking eyewear.
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Photonics Products: Laser Safety Equipment - Laser safety is an industry unto itself

A variety of laser-safety products includes personal gear, a vast array of other hardware, software, and audits and training.
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FIGURE 1. Two monolithic beam expansion systems are shown with spherical surfaces (top) and with a convex aspheric surface (center) for an enlargement of M=2. Incoming beam diameter is 10 mm. The wavefront aberrations for the aspheric approach are four orders of magnitude smaller. Three cascade systems are shown for beam expansion based on monolithic individual systems (bottom: 10.5x enlargement (a), 21x enlargement (b), and 9.3x enlargement (c). System (b) differs from (a) by the addition of an element with M=2. System (c) differs from (b) by the inversion of the last element with M=1.5.

Technology Review: Laser Focus World's top 20 photonics technology picks for 2016

This year's Tech Review Top 20 list concludes with an especially robust selection of science topics from the past year of Laser Focus World.
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Aspheric lenses from Edmund Optics are available coated or uncoated

TECHSPEC precision aspheric lenses focus light while they eliminate spherical aberration from divergent light sources, such as focusing the output of laser diodes.

Edmund Optics names 2016 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award winner

Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipient of the 2016 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award.
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Edmund Optics names 2016 Educational Award winners

Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the 2016 Educational Award recipients.
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Edmund Optics' Tucson office moves, expands

New place has 1000-square-foot lab with "state-of-the-art" processing, machining, and test and measurement equipment.
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Edmund Optics hard-coated filters are available in diameters from 12.5 to 50 mm

TECHSPEC hard-coated filters include OD 4 shortpass filters in wavelengths from 400 to 1300 nm in 12.5, 25, and 50 mm diameters.

Responding to markets, Edmund Optics opens Silicon Valley office

Edmund Optics opens a new business development, sales, and applications office in Cupertino.
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FIGURE 1. As seen in this electron-microscope image, surface antireflection structures exist in many varieties. The random AR structure (lower right) is now commercially available.

Laser Optics: Antireflection nanotextures for laser optics go commercial

Antireflection nanotextures provide high optical performance, low surface absorption, and high laser-damage resistance, leading to long-term beam stability.
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Edmund Optics prism mounts can be used singly or in a pair

TECHSPEC Risley prism mounts are designed to mount 25-mm-diameter wedge prism pairs in a precision manual beam steering configuration.
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Optics and photonics startup companies to benefit from Edmund Optics program

Edmund Optics has launched a program called startUP to support early stage optics and photonics companies during all stages of development.
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Edmund Optics adaptive optics kit available

The Iris AO adaptive optics kit includes a deformable mirror that includes 111 actuators, with 37 hexagonal piston tip-tilt segments using three actuators each.

Edmund Optics fluorescence bandpass filters match to common fluorophores

Eighteen new TECHSPEC fluorescence bandpass filters in six new wavelengths are matched to common fluorophores used in fluorescence imaging applications.
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Cylinder lenses from Edmund Optics come with a choice of anti-reflection coatings

TECHSPEC Laser Line PCX cylinder lenses on an N-BK7 are designed for applications that require light to be focused in only one direction.

Edmund Optics names 2015 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award winner

Edmund Optics has named the recipient of the 2015 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award of $5000 in product donation.

Winners of international Educational Award program named by Edmund Optics

Edmund Optics announced the recipients of its 2015 Educational Award program, which is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs.
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Deep-UV bandpass filters from Edmund Optics offer surface quality of 20-10

Deep-UV bandpass filters provide bandpasses as low as 122 nm.

Educational Award finalists announced by Edmund Optics

Edmund Optics has named the 45 finalists for its 2015 Educational Award, selected from over 850 applications in 23 countries.
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Aspheres from Edmund Optics have uses in high-power Nd:YAG laser applications

TECHSPEC laser-line coated precision aspheric lenses have high damage thresholds for use in high-power Nd:YAG laser applications.
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Complex aspheric surface profiles can greatly reduce or eliminate many aberrations in spherical-lens optical systems.

Laser Optics: Selecting the right aspheres for laser applications

Manufacturing processes including CNC polishing, precision glass molding, or hybrid aspherizing are combined with inspection and testing techniques to integrate aspheres into ...

Edmund Optics awarded smart sensor defense contract

Edmund Optics received a multi-million dollar defense contract for optical components supporting a Smart Sensors System.
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Antireflection coatings from Edmund Optics are available on PCX lenses

Standard broadband antireflection coatings can be applied to any uncoated optics.
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Edmund Optics is partnering with LUXeXceL to bring 3D printed optics to its customers.

Edmund Optics partners with LUXeXceL on 3D printed plastic optics

Edmund Optics formed a working relationship with LUXeXceL Group BV to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry.
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Edmund Optics and Fisba Optik team on molded IR optics

To advance their infrared glass molding capabilities, Edmund Optics and Fisba Optik have partnered in a venture that combines Fisba's process engineering and production technologies...
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Telecentric lenses with variable magnification from Edmund Optics come in 0.5 to 3.0X options

TECHSPEC variable magnification telecentric lenses are available in 0.5X-1.0X and 1.0X-3.0X options.
Dragon Green beads imaged with a 10x/0.3NA Nikon CFI Plan Fluor objective (left column), and the same beads imaged with a 10/x0.5NA Nikon Super Fluor objective (right column).

FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY/QUANTITATIVE IMAGING: A systems-engineering approach to quantitative fluorescence bioimaging

Fluorescence microscopy can detect concentrations of important biomarkers that are barely visible. Learn the three factors that influence the quality of quantitative fluorescence...
FIGURE 1. To evaluate a 785 nm Raman longpass edge filter for integration into a spectroscopy setup, the optical engineer faces three measurement challenges: confirm transmission of the passband, resolve and verify that steepness of the nearly vertical edge is OD6 @ 785 nm.

Optical Filters: Optical filter performance keeps improving-measurement techniques must keep pace

Measuring the new generation of steep bandpass filters with bandwidths less than 1 nm tests the resolution capabilities of instrumentation; more credible measurements in these...
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Telecentric measuring lenses from Edmund Optics feature high light throughput

TECHSPEC Silver Series telecentric measuring lenses are available in 0.5X, 0.75X, and 2.0X primary magnifications with in-line illumination.
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FIGURE 1. Kinematic tip/tilt mounts by Edmund Optics use the classic cone, groove, and flat constraint system (left). Three adjustment screws fit into the cone, groove, and flat; two rotational axes (turning either of the black knobs) and one translational axis (turning all three knobs equally) remain adjustable.
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Photonics Products: Mounts and Accessories: Tip/tilt mirror mounts deliver accuracy, stability

Whether they are three-point kinematic mounts or another form such as flexure or gimbal mounts, tip/tilt mounts are essential for many optical setups.

Edmund Optics announces finalists for 2014 Educational Award

Edmund Optics (EO) has named 45 finalists in its 2014 Educational Award out of more than 880 applications. The winners will share more than $85,000 in EO products.
FIGURE 1. A typical neuron, with extensions to the cell body, is shown in its presynaptic state. The region where an axon terminal/ending communicates with its postsynaptic target cell is known as a synapse.

HIGH-SPEED IMAGING: Choosing components to image intracellular signals

High-performance sensors, lenses, and light modules are enabling an unprecedented ability to image action potentials. Building a system to capture these important event triggers...

Edmund Optics begins accepting applications for its 2014 Educational Award

Edmund Optics (EO) is now accepting applications for the company's 2014 Educational Award.
FIGURE 1. The target spectral-transmittance curve for the optical filters entered in the 2013 OIC Manufacturing Problem Contest is shown in black. The actual performance of the winning filter sample (S1), as measured by the participant, ODA, and NIST, is shown in blue, green, and red (they overlay well enough that the colors are hard to distinguish). This sample, one of the three contest winners, was designed and fabricated at JDSU (Santa Rosa, CA); it had 123 layers and was 8.580 μm thick. The other two winning filters were created at Advanced Thin Films (Boulder, CO) and Nikon Corporation (Tokyo, Japan).

THIN-FILM COATINGS: OSA contest highlights optical coaters' abilities

Every three years, the Optical Society (OSA) holds the Optical Interference Coatings (OIC) conference, always at a location that somehow is also attractive for vacationing. And...
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Edmund Optics' convex mirrors expand imaging system field of view

TECHSPEC mirrors are available in 44 models with focal lengths from 12.5 to 200 mm.
FIGURE 1. Aeon Imaging's Digital Light Microscope is configured for 1X slide imaging using Edmund Optics components, including the Techspec Optical Cage System.

MICROSCOPY: Off-the-shelf components enable a new generation of confocal microscopy

A confocal microscope platform makes use of a CMOS rolling shutter and a digital micromirror to enable simple and modular optical designs for brightfield, darkfield, ophthalmic...
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Edmund Optics' ZnSe lenses have usable transmission range from 600 to 1600 nm

Zinc selenide plano-convex lenses are available in diameters of 12.7, 25.4, and 50.8 mm with a variety of focal lengths.
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Edmund Optics names Norman Edmund Inspiration Award winner

Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipient of the 2013 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award of $5,000 in product donation.

Edmund Optics names winners of 2013 higher education grants for optical innovation

Edmund Optics (EO) announced the winners of its 2013 Higher Education Global Grant Program. recognizing outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology...

Edmund Optics releases fast axis collimators

These collimators are compact, aspheric cylindrical lenses designed for beam shaping or laser diode collimation applications.
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Edmund Optics announces 2013 Higher Education Grant finalists

Edmund Optics announced the 45 finalists for its 2013 Higher Education Global Grant Program from 800 applications.

Edmund Optics establishes scholarship at UA College of Optical Sciences

Robert Edmund, CEO of optical components maker Edmund Optics, has chosen to honor his father Norman W. Edmund's memory with a generous gift to the University of Arizona College...
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FIGURE 1. The Cognex In-Sight Track & Trace system is a machine vision suite of smart cameras and label-tracking software that meets increasing pharmaceutical industry demands for item-level drug serialization. Here, remote touchscreens monitor images of pharmaceutical codes that are read and tracked throughout the manufacturing process.
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PHOTONICS APPLIED: MACHINE VISION: Pharmaceutical manufacturing embraces unique machine vision solutions

Manufacturers of pharmaceutical products are depending on a variety of image-capture techniques, sophisticated optics, smart networking, and laser-based inspection tools for their...
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Edmund Optics names Agnes Huebscher as European marketing director

Optical components maker Edmund Optics has appointed Agnes Huebscher as European marketing director—a role in which she will handle all marketing in Europe, including tradeshows...
Images of a lily's anther (top) and a pinecone (right) at 100x magnification captured with the LegoScope.

An optical microscope so fun and intuitive, a kid could use it

Three University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers had a vision: to find a way to make optical microscopes much easier to understand and more fun to use, particularly...
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Edmund Optics makes promotions at corporate headquarters, in Asia

Optical components and systems producer Edmund Optics has made a handful of promotions—one at its corporate headquarters and three in its Asia-Pacific operations.
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FIGURE 1. (a) Fluorescent microspheres ranging in size from 3 to 5 μm were imaged using a Mitutoyo plan apochromat infinity-corrected long working distance 5X objective, and (b) a dermal skin cell with a trichrome stain was imaged with a 20X version of the same objective.

PRODUCT FOCUS: Microscope objectives

In optical microscopes used in biomedical imaging, objectives are bio-optics workhorses.
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FIGURE 1. An adaptive optics-based retinal-imaging system—designed by students at the School of Optometry at Indiana University, under the supervision of Ann Elsner and Stephen Burns—enables quick detection of age-related eye ailments. The system highlights the differences between cone photoreceptors of a healthy 30-year old patient (a) and those of an elderly patient affected by age-related macular degeneration (b), where dark spots indicate regions of damage or inactivity.

OPHTHALMOLOGY/MICROSCOPY/OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY: Novel ophthalmic imaging with adaptive optics, confocal imaging, and OCT

A bio-optics triple-threat—a combination of adaptive optics, optical coherence tomography, and confocal microscopy—allows imaging of the human eye with unprecedented detail. It...
FIGURE 1. Multiple lasers and wavelengths can be readily combined and directed with a few dichroic mirrors and filters, enabling simpler, more efficient systems that contain fewer parts to maintain, replace, and stock.

OPTICAL COMPONENTS & SYSTEMS: Simplify laser system design with dichroic filters and mirrors

Sputter coatings for laser mirrors and dichroic filters offer advantages over traditional coatings to designers creating systems that combine multiple lasers.
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Longpass filters from Edmund Optics boost image quality of InGaAs cameras

Techspec short-wavelength-IR longpass filters provide high transmission and deep rejection necessary to isolate narrow spectral regions.
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An automatic substrate-loading device in a Helios (Leybold Optics) magnetron sputtering system maximizes throughput and minimizes particle contamination of optics, such as these EO filters.
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Edmund Optics expands manufacturing, plans new thin-films lab

Optical-components provider Edmund Optics (EO) plans to expand its coating and asphere manufacturing operations.
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Olympus microscope objectives offering from Edmund Optics

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) now offers four Olympus microscope objective families for bioimaging and microscopy applications. Plan Achromatic Objectives, available in 4, 10...

Edmund Optics names 2012 Higher Education award winners

Edmund Optics has named the winners of its 2012 Higher Education Global Grant Program.
Edmund Optics super-polished mirror substrates

Edmund Optics polished mirror substrates available in 12.5 and 25 mm diameter sizes

A family of super-polished mirror substrates provides 1/10λ surface accuracy, with versions available in both fused silica and Zerodur.

Edmund Optics announces 45 finalists for 2012 grant program

Global producer of optical components, Edmund Optics (EO), has announced the finalists for its 2012 Higher Education Global Grant Program.