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Ruled Diffraction Grating Master

Introduction to Master Gratings

Diffraction gratings are a dispersive optical component. Similar to prisms, they split polychromatic light into its constituent wavelengths. Unlike prisms...

Short Wavepass Filter

Guide to Short Wavepass Filters

Optical filters are used across a variety of sciences including electronics, acoustics, mechanics, chemistry and optics. Broadly defined, an optical...

Q&A with Dave Montgomery

In this Q&A, we meet Dave Montgomery. Dave Montgomery Q: Tell us about your experience. Dave: In my career I...

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A Guide to Beamsplitters

Applications for beamsplitters range from research and development to automobiles and consumer electronics. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (or LIGO)...

Craig McDermott, Product Solutions Engineer

Q&A with Craig McDermott, Product Solutions Engineer

Craig McDermott, Product Solutions Engineer In this Q&A, we meet Craig McDermott, Product Solutions Engineer and 18-year veteran at Optometrics....

Wire Grid Polarizers

Buyer’s Guide to Wire Grid Polarizers

Wire grid polarizers, as the name suggests, are polarizing elements that use arrays of fine metal wires to selectively transmit...

Understanding Polarization & Wire Grid Polarizers

What is a Wire Grid Polarizer? To understand the function of wire grid polarizers, one must first understand polarization of...

Mini-Chrom Monochromator

Buyer’s Guide to Monochromators

Monochromator Basics Collecting, altering, and harnessing light is critical to dozens of commercial and scientific processes, ranging from staged entertainment...

Polka Dot Beamsplitter

Beamsplitter – Vanguard of Modern Technology

Beamsplitters Consumers are often unaware of the complexities of modern technology. The vast majority of smartphone users are unaware that...

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Buyer’s Guide to Diffraction Grating

What is a Diffraction Grating? A diffraction grating is a passive optical component that redirects light incident upon the surface...