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Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike, Barrington, NJ, 08007, US

  • 800-899-7360

Kirsten Bjork-Jones
Director Global Marketing Communications
Phone: 800-363-1992
Fax: 856-573-6295
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Edmund Optics

Optics & Photonics

Twister/Collimator rotates laser bar beams 90° to form square.

May 19, 2015

Using preassembled, molded glass twister array combined with fast axis collimator, Beam Twisters™ rotate beams emitted by individual laser bars by 90°. Light emitted from laser bar, after passing through product, becomes square shaped. Providing >97% transmission, RoHS-compliant products feature NIR coatings with average reflectance of <0.5% at 800–1,000 nm. Both 24-emitter model with 400 µm pitch and 19-emitter version with 500 µm pitch are available. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Plate Beamsplitters offer high laser damage thresholds.

May 4, 2015

Insensitive to input beam's polarization state, Laser Line Non-Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters feature high laser damage thresholds of greater than 6 J/cm² at 1064 nm at 10 ns. Coating with dielectric layers offers λ/8 surface accuracy for minimal wavefront distortion. Manufactured using fused silica substrate, beamsplitters have clear aperture of greater than 22.9. Units come in four 25.4 mm diameter models with design wavelengths of 355, 515–532, 770–830, and 1025–1095 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Coated Aspheric Lenses work with high-power Nd: YAG lasers.

April 29, 2015

Featuring precision aspheric designs, TECHSPEC® Laser-Line Coated Precision Aspheric Lenses maximize performance in high-power Nd: YAG laser applications. RoHS-compliant lenses have Laser V-coatings with absolute reflectance of <0.25% at design wavelength, and UV fused silica substrate is resistant to thermal expansion. Supplied in 15 and 25 mm dia sizes, 12 models offer numerical apertures (NA) of 0.60, 0.50, and 0.42 and design wavelengths of 355, 532, and 1,064 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lens targets factory automation applications.

April 2, 2015

With large maximum apertures that enable use in even restrictive lighting conditions, TECHSPEC® 3.5 mm Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses offer high resolution performance on up to 1/1.8 in. camera sensor formats. These C-Mount machine vision lenses, which support up to 2/3 in. sensors and come in ruggedized housing, feature angular field of 102.3°, 425–675 nm BBAR coating, and OD of 50 mm. Uses include factory automation, inspection, and qualification. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Zoom Lenses use internal liquid lens to adjust focus.

March 13, 2015

Suited for such applications as microscopy and circuit board inspection, Dynamic Focus VZM Lenses use internal liquid lens to seamlessly adjust focus over 7X range, from 0.65X–4.6X, and offer zoom capabilities. RoHS-compliant lenses measure 248 mm long, provide 2/3 in. max camera sensor format with working distance of 87 mm, and offer lockable iris, zoom control, and rotatable mount for optimal camera orientation. Internal liquid lens is controlled via 6-pin HIROSE connector and USB port. Read More

Vision Systems

Silicon Aspheric Lenses suit weight-sensitive IR applications.

February 26, 2015

Offering alternative to ZnSe and brittle Germanium lenses, TECHSPEC® Silicon Aspheric Lenses are suited for midwave infrared applications. RoHS-compliant units provide diffraction-limited performance and withstand effects of harsh environments. Manufactured using optical-grade silicon substrate, lenses are available in six 25 mm diameter models, with focal lengths of 12.5, 25, and 50 mm and either 3-5 µm anti-reflection coating or uncoated. Read More

Vision Systems

Plano Convex Lenses suit precision laser, metrology applications.

February 3, 2015

Suited for applications requiring minimal wavefront distortion, TECHSPEC® λ/20 PCX Lenses have precision fused silica substrate, λ/20 surface accuracy, and 20-10 surface quality. RoHS-compliant lenses also offer wavelength range of 0.2–2.2 µm and clear aperture of 24. Full data package is available featuring interferogram and measured results for diameter, radius, center thickness, and centration. Uncoated, 25 mm dia lenses come in focal lengths of 50, 75, 100, and 150 mm. Read More

Vision Systems

Broadband IR Laser Mirrors exhibit high damage thresholds.

January 15, 2015

Available in 25 and 50 mm dia sizes, RoHS-compliant Broadband IR Laser Mirrors feature copper substrate. Resulting laser damage threshold is 50 kW/cm² (typ), and substrate also dissipates excess laser-generated heat to promote mechanical stability. Suited for demanding IR laser applications, such as those using quantum cascade or CO2 lasers, mirrors feature greater than 98% reflectivity from 2–20 µm with surface accuracy of 1/20λ at 10.6 µm and Clear Aperture (CA) of 90%. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Broadband Polarizers feature wide acceptance angles of ±40°.

January 9, 2015

Available in 25.4 mm and 38.1 mm diameters with thickness of 2.2 mm, Broadband Polarizers provide consistent transmitted contrast from 300–2,700 nm. Linear units are made with fused silica substrate and feature wide operating temperature of -50 to 80°C. Suited for use with uncollimated light sources, RoHS-compliant polarizers target broadband applications from UV to SWIR, where wire grid polarizers are not practical. Read More

Paints & Coatings

Broadband Anti-Reflection Coatings come as standard options.

December 17, 2014

YAG-BBAR broadband coating provides <1.0% reflectance per surface over its 500–1,100 nm wavelength range and absolute reflectance of <0.25% where it is optimized at 532 and 1,064 nm. Offering extended UV performance, VIS-EXT BBAR reduces reflection from 350–700 nm and provides <0.5% average reflectance per surface over its 350–700 nm range. Both broadband anti-reflection (BBAR) coatings are offered off-the-shelf on PCX lenses and can be applied to any uncoated optics. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Interferometer Mirrors provide 99.8+% reflectivity. .

December 10, 2014

Providing greater than 99.8% reflectivity for S and P polarization, Gires-Tournois Interferometer Mirrors are optical standing wave-resonators that are primarily used in chirping applications such as pulse compression. Units use partially reflective front surface and highly reflective back surface to generate chromatic dispersion. Available in 4 RoHS-compliant, 25.4 mm diameter models in wavelengths from 780–820 nm and 1020–1060 nm, mirrors feature group delay dispersion from -250 to -600 fs². Read More

Vision Systems

Durable, Low Loss Laser Mirrors feature >99.9% reflectivity.

November 14, 2014

For applications requiring max reflectance at given wavelength range and angle of incidence, Low Loss Laser Mirrors feature damage thresholds of 12 J/cm², 10 nm at 1,064 nm. Ion beam sputtered coatings promote repeatabilty and tight tolerances, while UV Fused Silica substrate and 1/8 λ surface accuracy help maintain optimal image quality. Designed for 0° or 45° angles of incidence, RoHS-compliant optical mirrors are available with diameters of 25.4 mm for 355, 532, and 1,064 nm wavelengths. Read More

Vision Systems

Telecentric Lenses provide selectable field of view.

October 30, 2014

Available in 0.5X–1.0X and 1.0X–3.0X options, TECHSPEC® Variable Magnification Telecentric Lenses feature resolutions of >20% at 75 lp/mm across fields of view ranging from 2.93–17.96 mm. Adjustable iris allows for depth of field control for flexibility in variety of gauging and measurement applications. Featuring C-mount compatible design with 2/3 in. sensor coverage, adjustable f/6 lenses exhibit typical telecentricity of <0.1° and distortion of <0.1% at 588 nm. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Telecentric Lenses work with up to 16 MP resolution sensors.

October 23, 2014

Designed for semiconductor and electronics inspection, measurement, and gauging applications, TECHSPEC® High Resolution Telecentric Lenses for 1 in. Sensors feature high-light throughput f/6 designs while exhibiting <0.1° telecentricity and <0.1% distortion. Double-sided telecentric design promotes sharp image while minimizing errors for optimal measurement accuracy. Lenses support up to 16 mm max diagonal sensors and accommodate up to 16 MP resolution sensors. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Cube Beamsplitters target uncollimated light sources.

October 10, 2014

With wire grid polarizer cemented between 2 right angle prisms made of N-BK7 substrate, Wire Grid Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters are designed for applications using uncollimated light, including broadband white light sources. Anti-reflection coating is applied to each face of beamsplitter, which provides less than 0.5% average reflection per surface. Maintaining spectral contrast from 400–700 nm over cone angle of +25°, beamsplitters provide greater than 75% transmission of P-polarized light. Read More

Vision Systems

Telecentric Measuring Lenses offer in-line illumination.

September 30, 2014

Available in 0.5, 0.75, and 2.0 X primary magnifications, ECHSPEC® Silver Series is optimized for both on-line and off-line machine vision production environments that require accurate measurements. Double telecentric lenses correct perspective errors that yield magnification variations through depth of field. Units feature non-focusing mechanical design with lockable, adjustable iris control. With in-line illumination port, lenses are suited for inspection of specular and semi-specular parts. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Radial Polarization Converters reduce laser beam spot size.

September 4, 2014

Radial Polarization Converters, manufactured from UV fused silica substrate, are S-waveplates that convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization. Able to be used to create optical vortex or doughnut beam, products produce radially polarized light, feature 5 mm apertures, and come in 632, 800, and 1,030 nm wavelength models with 25.4 mm OD. Other features include damage thresholds of 20 J/cm² at 3.5 ns and 1,064 nm, 20-10 surface quality, and 1/8 λ surface accuracy. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Acylinder Lenses focus light in one dimension.

August 27, 2014

Used for creating sharp, thin line profiles, TECHSPEC® Acylinder Lenses are designed to reduce spherical aberration along focusing axis and provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in one dimension. There are 8 models available, and all can be supplied uncoated or with MgF2 anti-reflection coating. Diameters include 12.5 and 25 mm, and focal lengths include 10, 12.5, 20, and 25 mm. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Slow Axis Collimators work with laser bars.

August 20, 2014

Consisting of monolithic array of cylindrical lenses that are designed to collimate individual emitters of laser bar, Slow Axis Collimators provide numerical aperture of 0.05, surface accuracy of λ/4, and low curvature deviation. RoHS-compliant units feature standard AR coating for 790–990 nm and provide greater than 99% transmission. Measuring 12 mm long x 1.50 mm high, collimators come in 50, 100, and 150 µm sizes, all with 500 µm pitch. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Light Absorbent Foil eliminates light reflectance.

August 1, 2014

With spectral absorbance of 99.99% and wide band performance from UV to IR, Acktar Light Absorbent Foil eliminates light reflectance in applications where direct coating of parts is not practical, including optical packaging, laser devices, infrared systems, or passive thermal control. Available in pre-cut patterns or large sheets up to 200 x 600 mm, RoHS-compliant foil is compatible with Class 1 cleanrooms and has adhesive back for mounting to wide range of surfaces. Read More

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