As the use of space-based instruments such as telescopes, satellites and probes increases, a number of companies and research organisations are busy developing innovative coatings for onboard optical components. So, what are some of the most recent advances in the development and application of optical coatings for space-based devices? And, could advances made in the space sector eventually trickle down to other optical coating markets?
At booth 1721, Edmund Optics will demonstrate its Techspec LC (low cost) fixed beam expanders, which use a simple, two-element Galilean design to provide cost effective, diffraction limited performance at the design input beam diameter of 1-2mm, the exact value dependent on model. Beam expanders are used to increase the diameter of a collimated input beam to a larger collimated, less divergent output beam and are ideal in applications including laser scanning, laser materials processing, interferometry and remote sensing.
Whereas ten years ago the limiting factor affecting an imaging system’s performance was largely the resolution of the sensor, the emergence of low-cost, high-resolution sensors has highlighted challenges in optical design.
The standard imaging resolution today is now 4K, or ultra-high definition (UHD), and quickly moving higher (8K+).
Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces new Flexible Longpass Filters. These versatile cut-on filters offer deep blocking and excellent transmission over a large spectral range from 400-1,600 nm to accommodate a wide variety of applications
Edmund Optics has introduced new off-axis parabolic first surface metal mirrors
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of precision optics, optical assemblies and image processing components with headquarters in the USA and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Asia and sales representatives around the globe. With a portfolio of more than 27.600 products, EO has the world's largest inventory of optical components for immediate delivery and offers products, standard or customized, in small quantities but also in volume for various industries.
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Quality and precision is a fundamental part of optical component manufacturing and an appropriately specified optic is crucial to get the performance your system requires. The optical surfaces in a system are the main contributors to transmission loss, wavefront errors and aberrations. In addition mechanical specifications can also impact the alignment and stability of an element and consequently the overall system performance.
Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, has relocated its Tucson Design Center to support the company's strong growth and prepare for future expansion
Edmund Optics has introduced its Techspec Precision Aspheric Lenses, designed to focus light, while they eliminate spherical aberration from divergent light sources
Edmund Optics (EO), provider of optical components, has appointed Helge Vogt as European sales director. Helge Vogt has been working for Edmund Optics since 2010 as key account manager in the German speaking countries