Stephan Briggs

Biomedical Product Line Engineer, Edmund Optics

Stephan Briggs started with Edmund Optics as an intern while pursuing his degree in biomedical engineering at Drexel University with a concentration on tissue engineering and biomaterials. Following graduation, he joined as Biomedical Engineer, working directly with EO’s life sciences customers. With a solid understanding of processes and technologies, he helps researchers and system builders accomplish their goals with correct application and integration of components and subsystems. He has authored numerous articles on a range of topics of interest to life scientists, including light sources, optics, individual and combined imaging approaches, and cost-efficient design options.

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

March 1, 2018
Ultra-compact objectives and thin filters are enabling advanced, field-portable microscopy systems ready for a whole host of applications.
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

Jan. 16, 2015
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...
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

July 29, 2014
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...