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Acylinders vs. Cylinders

Optical lenses are transparent materials used to refract light waves and control light beams. Two common types of optical lenses include cylinder lenses and acylinder lenses, and which one you…read more

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Planning an Optical Assembly? Here’s What to Consider When Looking for a Solutions Provider

Optical assemblies play a critical role in the function of optical systems. As a result, they must be designed and engineered carefully to ensure they operate and perform as intended…read more

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Applications of Cylindrical Lenses Across Different Industries

An optical lens is a transparent glass material used to bend (refract) light waves and is used to guide, control, and focus light beams. They are designed and manufactured in…read more

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Spherical vs. Aspheric Lenses: How They’re Used in Imaging Applications

The following article focuses on spherical and aspherical lenses, outlining their distinct properties, key benefits, and typical applications. Spherical Lenses Spherical lenses—also sometimes referred to as singlets—are optical lenses that…read more

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The Impact of Optics in Life Science and Medical Markets

The Impact of Optics in Life Science and Medical Markets

Equipment like optical microscopes, fluorescence readers and internal optical scopes are used across a wide variety of end test applications. For many of these instruments, precision optical components and optical…read more

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How to Save Time (and Money) When Specifying Optical Glass

The glass types selected for an optical component or system can have a noticeable impact on price, lead time (both initially and on an on-going basis), manufacturing yield and performance….read more

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