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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

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Fluorescence Bandpass Filters match common fluorophores.

February 9, 2016

With 18 additional models at center wavelengths ranging from 386–648 nm, TECHSPEC® Fluorescence Bandpass Filters suit fluorescence imaging applications. Units feature greater than 93% transmission and greater than OD 6 blocking outside desired passband, less than 3% from edge of bandwidth, to ensure detection of weakest signals. Offered in 12.5, 25, and 50 mm diameters, filters are manufactured with hard sputtered coating on single fused silica substrate and mounted in black anodized ring. Read More

Vision Systems

Achromatic Lenses offer 500-1,100 nm broadband transmission.

January 25, 2016

Consisting of 2 optical components cemented together to form doublet, TECHSPEC® YAG-BBAR Coated Achromatic Lenses provide alternative to air-spaced focusing doublets. Lenses are available in 12 models with diameters from 6.25–25 mm and focal lengths from 12.5–200 mm. With surface quality of 40-20, units are optimized for less than 0.25% absolute reflectivity at 532 nm and 1,064 nm. Lenses can be used to focus Nd:YAG lasers and correct on-axis spherical and chromatic aberrations. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Compact Polarimeter covers 450-1100 nm wavelength.

October 28, 2015

Used for manufacturing and laboratory applications, Meadowlark Optics Polarimeter offers computer control and measures Stokes Parameters 10 times per second, quantifies State of Polarization (SOP), and graphically displays Poincaré Sphere, Polarization Ellipse, or running chart. Solid-state design and use of liquid crystal variable retarders ensure vibration-free operation to ensure compatibility with stability-sensitive applications. Absolute degree of polarization accuracy is <1%. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

AR-Coated Cylinder Lenses focus light in one direction.

October 21, 2015

TECHSPEC® Laser Line PCX Cylinder Lenses serve applications that require light to be focused in only one direction, including light focused into slit or line scan detector. With <0.25% reflection at laser output wavelength, anti-reflective (AR) coatings for common wavelengths maximize transmission. RoHS-compliant lenses, which come in 24 models with 12.5 or 25 mm dia, feature N-BK7 substrate and 60-40 surface quality and may be used in pairs to collimate and circularize diode laser output.
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Optics & Photonics

Imaging Filters serve machine vision, imaging applications.

September 21, 2015

Optimized for use with LEDs, hard coated TECHSPEC® Imaging Filters pass or block UV, visible, or IR wavelengths. Transmission profiles lend to even illumination, and optical density is >3.0. RoHS-compliant products, which may also be used to improve image contrast and isolate spectral regions and colors, are available with center wavelengths of 470, 524, 548, 634, 660, and 880 nm with transmissions up to 97% in light red, dark red, green, blue, UV/VIS Cut-Off, and UV/IR Cut-Off models. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

SWIR Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit inspection applications.

August 18, 2015

Available in 7 models, TECHSPEC® SWIR Fixed Focal Length Lenses serve applications — inspection, sorting, or quality control — operating in short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum from 0.9–1.7 µm. SWIR-optimized, 0.8–1.8 µm anti-reflective (AR) coatings and glass types maximize image quality. Designed to cover large, 25 mm sensors, RoHS-compliant lenses are offered in 25, 50, and 100 mm focal length models with choice of C-Mount, F-Mount, or M42 x 1.0 Mount. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Right Angle Mirrors serve system alignment applications.

August 11, 2015

Reflecting light at 90°, TECHSPEC® Right Angle Mirrors feature N-BK7 substrates and come in 39 size/coating combinations. Aluminum coating is multi-layer dielectric film on top aluminum to enhance reflectance in visible wavelength region. Protected gold coatings, providing 96% reflectivity from 750–1,500 nm, are offered with silicon monoxide overcoat. Delivering reflectivity of >99% from 500–800 nm, protected silver coatings are suited for broadband sources. Read More

Vision Systems

V-Coated Aspheric Lenses provide less than 0.25% reflection.

July 10, 2015

Beginning as TECHSPEC PCX Lenses, TECHSPEC Best Form Aspheric Lenses are polished into aspheric form using state-of-the-art QED MRF Q22-Y Aspheric Polisher. Units produce diffraction-limited spot sizes at design wavelength — suited for focusing or collimating applications. Available in 12 different 25 mm diameter models, lenses offer focal lengths of 25, 50, 75, and 100 mm with focal length specification wavelengths of 532, 633, and 1,064 nm. Read More

Vision Systems

Nd:YAG Laser Mirrors feature high damage thresholds.

June 22, 2015

With all-dielectric Ion Beam Sputtered coatings, TECHSPEC® High Power Nd:YAG Laser Mirrors provide reflectance up to 99.9% at 45° incidence. UV-grade fused silica mirror substrates are polished on both sides, which allows user to monitor transmitted light leakage through backside in demanding laser applications. Available in 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 in. diameters, mirror models include YAG fundamental at 1064 nm, second harmonic at 532 nm, and UV versions at 355 and 266 nm. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Communication Systems & Equipment

Deep UV Bandpass Filters provide bandpasses as low as 122 nm.

June 15, 2015

Manufactured from MgF2 and UV grade fused silica, Deep UV Bandpass Filters come in 12 models with center wavelengths of 122, 193, 248, and 308 nm in diameters of 12.5, 25, and 50 mm. Each filter is mounted in aluminum ring for identification and system integration, as well as to protect it from damage and surface abrasions. Offering surface quality of 20-10 with clear aperture of >85%, filters are suited for fluorescence microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Excimer lasers, and biological filtering. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Dispersing Prisms meet ultrashort pulse laser systems' needs.

May 27, 2015

Depending on alignment, Ultrafast Dispersing Prisms may introduce negative or positive dispersion. Negative dispersion compensation allows effects of other dispersive optical elements to be cancelled. In high-power, ultrafast applications, introducing positive dispersion elongates pulse in time to mitigate risk of damage to optical components. RoHS-compliant, 25.4 x 25.4 mm products, polished to minimize reflection loss, come in 3 substrates and support intracavity and extracavity use. Read More

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

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