In case you missed it, check out the April issue of Photonics Spectra which features our very own Bill Hill and our favorite YouTuber, Styropyro discussing his homemade 13 kjlojoule ruby laser. Here's the link to the online version.
At Esco, we are big promotors of many DiY fabricators who are furthering interest in the fields of optics, astronomy and physics. In the photonics industry alone we desperately need promote math and sciences to the next generation.
Click the link below to see how we helped another independent creator, this time a rocket enthusiast. Our products go through rigorous testing and metrology, but see for yourself how our sapphire window fared when launched into the atmosphere. We had a very small part (literally) in that this creation, but none the less we were happy to fabricate a one off part for such a cool project.
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