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Aviation Light Optic Design
by Victor Argueta | May 30, 2022 | FAQ, illumination, Victor Argueta
In the last month, I have had the need to travel several times by airplane. So, after several hours enjoying $15 sodas, and $30 hamburgers at the airport gates, I started paying more attention to the different illumination systems that are being used in the aviation...
RXI Collimators explained
by Victor Argueta | May 9, 2022 | FAQ, optical design, Victor Argueta
Optical collimators also called non-imaging concentrators are optical components that can collect and project light from a source. Common examples include solar collectors that concentrate the sun's light and project it to heat a surface or direct it to solar panels....
by Victor Argueta | Apr 15, 2022 | FAQ, Opthalmology, optics, Victor Argueta
This will be the last entry in our series of optical instrumentation for optometry. If this is the first article that you are seeing, I would suggest that you take a look at our previous articles about Ophthalmoscope Design, Keratometer Design, and Retinoscopy. This...
by Victor Argueta | Apr 14, 2022 | lens design, Opthalmology, optical design, Victor Argueta
Retinoscopes are a very common optical instrument used by optometrists to examine a patient’s eye and evaluate the need of corrective lenses. They use a very interesting physical principle. Let’s first describe the optical instrument. The retinoscope is a hand held...
Keratometer Optical Design
by Victor Argueta | Mar 30, 2022 | Opthalmology, optical design, Victor Argueta
In this article, we will continue our description of different optical instruments used by optometrists. Last time we talked about Ophthalmoscopes, today we will talk about another very common optical instrument called the Keratometer. The keratometer was developed...
Ophthalmoscope Optical Layout
by Victor Argueta | Mar 11, 2022 | FAQ, Opthalmology, Victor Argueta
In the next couple of articles, we will talk about the different instrumentation used by ophthalmologists and optometrists. As you can imagine, there are many restrictions when designing an optical instrument that will be used in a patient. It matters whether the...
Scan Mirrors In Industrial Welding
by Victor Argueta | Mar 2, 2022 | FAQ, Optical Components, Victor Argueta
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...
Rigid Endoscope Design
by Victor Argueta | Dec 2, 2021 | FAQ, optical design, optical engineering, Victor Argueta
Endoscopes are medical devices designed to collect the smallest images from inside the human body. Endoscopes can be divided into two categories: rigid endoscopes, in which relay lenses are stacked together generally creating a high-quality image, and flexible...
by Victor Argueta | Nov 29, 2021 | FAQ, optical design, optics, Victor Argueta
When I was a young undergrad engineering student, I always found optics to be a very confusing subject. It was not only the equations, but what it looked like hundreds of different definitions involved in even the simplest of optical systems. Some concepts, like...
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