Technical Articles

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An achromatic lens, often called an achromat, is a type of optical lens capable of correcting chromatic aberration, a distortion that occurs when glass splits white light into multiple...
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As the name suggests, an aspheric lens is a lens with a shape other than that of a regular sphere or cylinder. These lenses, which come in a variety of shapes, are used to correct spherical aberration...
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A beam splitter (or beamsplitter) is an optical component used for splitting light into two separate beams, usually by wavelength or polarity. It can also be used, in reverse, as a beam combiner, to...
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Shanghai Optics colored glass filters are high quality absorption filters made of colored glass. They allow certain wavelengths of light to pass unimpeded, while blocking other wavelength ranges to a...
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Rod Lens, Light Pipe Homogenizing Rods...
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As the name suggests, a cylindrical lens is an optical lens with a cylindrical or semi-cylindrical shape. Like a spherical lens, a cylindrical lens has one curved and one flat side. Unlike a spherical...
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A freeform optical component is not symmetric around its optical axis. It provides some attractive features to optical designers to correct multiple aberrations with fewer optical surfaces, and make...
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While originally made of glass, the Fresnel lens can be found in a large variety of substrates and sizes. Nowadays, Fresnel lenses are made of plastic because of the lightweight traits of plastic...
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At Shanghai Optics we produce a wide range of quality infrared optics, including lenses, prisms, windows, mirrors, and laser and imaging assemblies. Our state of the art equipment allows us to achieve...
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Laser optics includes all the optical elements and optical systems used within lasers, or for manipulating-or transmitting-laser light. Laser optics components have more stringent requirements on...
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Light Pipe Homogenizing Rods are tubes which transits natural light collected by light collection. Light pipe Homogenizing Rods could be distinguished into straight light pipe and bending light pipe...
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Micro optics are very small optical systems, typically between a few micrometers to a millimeter in size. They include optical fibers with a microscale core diameter, mini diffractive optical...
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Optical filters selectively allow certain wavelengths of light to pass freely while blocking other wavelengths. Shanghai Optics manufactures a wide range of optical filters for engineering,...
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Optical mirrors are precision optics with a highly polished plane or curved surface which reflects light. At Shanghai Optics we manufacture custom optical mirrors for a wide range of applications....
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Optical windows are flat plates made of optically transparent material, designed to allow light into an optical instrument. They can also be used to protect a light source from an outside environment....
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Spherical lenses, also known as singlets, are optical lenses with curved surfaces that cause light rays to converge or diverge. They are widely used in imaging applications. Conjugate ratio, lens...