Case Study: Lens Reverse Engineering
Case Study: Lens Reverse Engineering

Key Takeaways Reverse Optical Engineering is pivotal for recreating or enhancing optical components, especially when original designs are unavailable or are in need of improvement.  This case study showcases the necessary steps in reverse engineering, from customer collaboration and sample testing to optical path simulation and final lens assembly.  Leveraging advanced tools and iterative optimization, […]

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Reverse Optical Engineering Process 
Reverse Optical Engineering Process

Reverse Optical Engineering Process ​ What is Reverse Optical Engineering? Optical reverse engineering involves understanding the functionality of existing optical components or systems through thorough analysis.  This process enables the recreation or enhancement of these components. It’s useful when you don’t have the original design or want to make a better version of something that […]

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Laser Optics: Skin Rejuvenation and Tattoo Removal
Laser Optics for Skin Care

Laser Optics: Skin Rejuvenation and Tattoo Removal Sun exposure may do a number on skin, but that doesn’t mean all light is detrimental. In fact, laser optics for skin care are the secret behind many highly effective cosmetic procedures that lead to more youthful, clearer skin.  Hair removal, removal of age spots or tattoos, elimination […]

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Advancements in Reflective Microscope Objectives
Advancements in Reflective Microscope Objectives

Key Takeaways:  Reflective microscope objectives are revolutionary in optical design, addressing challenges such as chromatic aberration and enabling diffraction-limited performance across a wide wavelength range.  Their mirror-based construction reduces chromatic aberration and extends working distances, while maintaining stability and precision through uniform thermal coefficients. The two-mirror Schwarzschild objective exemplifies meticulous alignment for optimal performance. These […]

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Developments in Freeform Optics
Developments in Freeform Optics

Freeform Optics: Advances and Developments While most traditional optics have constant curvatures and are rotationally symmetric, freeform optics break all the norms. And there’s a very good reason they do.  Design flexibility and many degrees of freedom  mean a freeform optic can achieve optical mapping relationships that aren’t possible with your ordinary symmetric optic. When […]

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SWIR Camera Surveillance
SWIR Camera Surveillance

SWIR Camera Surveillance: Eliminating Haze There’s a deep fog over everything, and you can’t see your hand when you hold it in front of you. The perfect night for a thief to sneak into your factories, make out with whatever they can carry, and get out the same way they came— or is it? Not […]

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Eyes for Unmanned Flight: Infrared Sensors and Optics for Drones 
Eyes for Unmanned Flight: Infrared Sensors and Optics for Drones

Infrared Sensors and Optics for Drones An optical drone dips low in front of a herd of antelope, gathering stunning footage for a new documentary. Equipped with advanced optics for drones mounted securely in its unobtrusive body, it is capable of taking high quality imagery even under unfavorable environmental conditions.  Later in the evening another […]

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Advantage of Optical Domes
Advantage of Optical Domes

Advantage of Optical Domes Optical domes play an important part in many optical systems, protecting delicate components from harsh environmental conditions. Maybe you need to produce high-quality images of deep sea organisms. You’ve got the delicate underwater camera that will produce the high resolution imagery you need, but you need something  that will enable them […]

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Case Study: Germanium Optical Dome for Drone
Case Study: Germanium Optical Dome for Drone

Key Takeaways: The Optical Dome, particularly those crafted from Germanium, stands as a pivotal component in enhancing the capabilities of drones and other optical systems across various domains.  Its significance is underscored by its ability to safeguard sensitive optical instruments while ensuring minimal impact on performance.  Optics for drone, including infrared cameras, benefit greatly from […]

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