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Freeform optics: Fields of application and future opportunities for use

As already explained within the article "Spheres vs. Aspheres", the use of aspheres in optical systems allows, among other things, more compact…

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  • Aspheres |
  • Optics |
Spheres vs. aspheres

One of the lens shapes most frequently requested on the optics market is still the sphere. Due to its proven design and precise manufacturing…

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  • Beam Shaping |
Top-Hat beam shaping with aspheres

Gaussian beam profiles are used in most laser applications. However, there are fields of application in which a homogeneous intensity distribution…

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Overview of High-End-Finishing processes

Depending on the production requirements, materials or required accuracy, each of the High-End-Finishing processes represented can convince with…

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asphericon Ångström-Polishing

In the third section we will concentrate on asphericons Ångström-Polishing method. When every photon counts, scattered light is ...

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  • High-End Finishing |
Magnetorheological Polishing

After considering the correction process by ions, this blog post will focus on magnetorheological finishing (MRF).

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High-End Finishing Correction Processes

For highest precision and to minimize form deviations, optics can be subjected to a final correction step, the so-called finishing. This serves for…

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  • Coating |
  • Optics |
Optical coating methods

After introducing the field of optical coating, e. g. via filter and anti-reflective coatings, beam splitter and dielectric mirrors, the following…

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  • Coating |
  • Optics |
High-performance optical coating

Precision optical components such as lenses or mirrors are almost always provided with an optical coating. The applied layers have different effects,…

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  • Optics |
Cleaning optics properly

The basic requirement for a long lifespan and the preservation of quality of precision optics is the high level of care in handling and cleaning.…

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