Equipment or instruments that are assemblies of optical components, such as microscopes, magnifiers, and monochromators.
Beam expanders are optical lens assemblies that are used to increase the diameter of a laser beam or other light beam.
Binoculars are lens assemblies used for magnifying and viewing distant objects stereoscopically.
Biological microscopes are used to study organisms and their vital processes.
Collimators are optical lens assemblies that take divergent or convergent incoming light rays and produces parallel light output.
Digital and video microscopes are instruments that use digital technology to magnify images of objects. They include built-in cameras and a series of high-powered lenses that provide superior image quality and resolution.
Electron microscopes use a focused beam of electrons instead of light to "image" the specimen and gain information as to its structure and composition.
Magnifiers enlarge the appearance of objects when viewed through a lens. These facilitate the inspection of fine details and the assembly of small components.
Measuring microscopes are used by toolmakers for measuring the properties of tools. These microscopes are often used for dimensional measurement with lower magnifying powers to allow for brighter, sharper images combined with a wide field of view.
Metallurgical microscopes are used for metallurgical inspection including metals, ceramics, and other materials.
Microscope lenses and microscope objectives include eyepieces or oculars, optical filters, objectives, adapters or mounts, condensers and other optical components for microscopy.
Microscope stages are platforms where specimens are placed for observation with a microscope. They are often equipped with a mechanical device which holds the specimen slide in place, but allows the back-and-forth and side-to-side movement of the slide.
Microscopes are instruments that produce magnified images of small objects
Monochromators are optical subassemblies used to isolate narrow portions of a light spectrum. They accept polychromatic input from a lamp or laser, and outputs monochromatic light.
Optical and light microscopes use the visible or near-visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to magnify images of objects.
Optical lens assemblies are composed of a number of lenses mounted for a particular imaging function. These can include telecentric lenses, collimators, beam expanders, zoom lenses, etc.
Optical sights are optical lens assemblies used for aiming a gun. Categories include telescopic sights, visible sights, and infrared sights.
Specialty microscopes are designed for specific applications such as metallurgy or gemology. They use specialized techniques or technologies such as acoustics to produce magnification.
Telecentric lenses are used to provide images independent of an object’s distance, or to prevent wide ranges of angles of incidence. There are three basic types of telecentric lenses: object-space, image-space, and double telecentric.
Telescopes are lens assemblies designed to magnify and view distant objects.
Zoom lenses are mechanical assemblies of lens elements that provide the ability to vary focal length and angle of view.