This is our last entry on our scanning mirrors series. In this article, we will talk about the use of scanning mirrors when working with welding environments. As you can imagine, not only do the optical requirements differ when compared to those of a scanning...
Steering Mirrors In LIDAR Systems
by Victor Argueta | Feb 15, 2022 | FAQ, lens design consulting, Optical Components, optical engineering, Victor Argueta
This is our third installment of a four-series blogs about steering mirrors. We have talked previously about steering mirrors in laser markings and steering mirrors in OCT systems. This week, we will talk about the steering mirror requirements for those in LIDAR...
Steering Mirrors in OCT
by Victor Argueta | Jan 27, 2022 | Optical Components, opto-mechanical design, scanners
This week, we will continue our discussion of fast steering mirrors. If you missed our last article, go ahead and read about steering mirrors for laser marking. Here, we will discuss the design requirements for steering mirrors in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)....
Understanding objective lenses
by Victor Argueta | Dec 13, 2021 | FAQ, lens design, Optical Components, optical design, optical engineering
Introduction In previous entries, we have talked about the design of scanning microscopes, infinity corrected microscopes, confocal microscope design, and Koehler illumination systems-a common illumination system in microscopes. The most essential microscope element...
Calcium Fluoride Glass: An Overview
by Victor Argueta | Oct 28, 2021 | FAQ, lens design consulting, OFH, Optical Components
The choice of glass is a fundamental part in the optical design process. This is especially true for IR and thermal optics materials. In this article, we will review Calcium Fluoride (CaF2), an interesting glass that has a wide range of applications. Before we start,...
Beam Splitters: Explained
by Victor Argueta | Oct 13, 2021 | FAQ, Optical Components
Beam splitters are a fundamental element in optical systems. Beam splitters are, in essence, optical components used to divide a single light source (usually a laser) into two separate beams. The more common kind of beam splitters (the kind that you can find in most...
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