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Software Packages Simplify Complex Optical System Design

Posted by Jason Wickersham on

Designing a custom optical system can be a daunting task, especially if it requires use of custom lenses not available from stock.

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Relaxing With Lasers – Burning and Watching DVD’s

Posted by Jason Wickersham on

When it comes time to relax and watch a movie or a recording of your favorite TV show, lasers are probably the last thing on your mind.

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Lasers at Work – More Efficent Drilling and Welding

Posted by Jason Wickersham on

Except for computer controls, not since Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line has a technology had a more significant effect on manufacturing. 

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Color Corrected Aspheric Lenses Reduce both Spherical and Chromatic Aberration

Posted by Bill Hill on

When precision and image quality are critical to the performance of an optical assembly, minimizing the number of lenses can become a critical design consideration.

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What Determines the Wavelength of a Laser?

Posted by Jason Wickersham on

The world’s first laser came into the world on May 16, 1960, a little over 50 years ago. Invented by Theodore Maiman, a PhD experimental physicist, it changed the world as we know it. Because of it, millions of blind people are now able to see and machine tools are able to precisely drill holes ranging from a few microns to several millimeters in diameter in the hardest of metals.

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