Monthly Archives: January 2022

What is LIDT?

Manx Precision Optics (MPO) has just released their latest Technical Note, TN2022-02 This note is entitled, “What is LIDT?” This note explains the concept of Laser Induced Damage Threshold. LIDT is defined as the “highest quantity of laser radiation incident upon the optical component for which the extrapolated probability of damage is zero” by ISO … Continue reading

January 30, 2022 Blog, Manx Precision Optics (MPO), Optics

Explore New Depths in Microscopy with CRONUS

Building on over 25 years of experience in designing and manufacturing femtosecond lasers and wavelength-tunable sources, Light Conversion has recently introduced CRONUS-2P and CRONUS-3P microscopy-dedicated femtosecond laser sources covering applications in functional neuroimaging, optogenetics, and deep imaging using medium-repetition-rate, three-photon excitation and fast high-repetition-rate, two-photon imaging. CRONUS-3P provides μJ-level pulses down to 50 fs at … Continue reading

January 26, 2022 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Laser Line Mirrors with an L/10 Surface Flatness

Manx Precision Optics (MPO) can provide laser line mirrors with an L/10 surface flatness. Their standard laser line mirror products include: Laser Line Mirrors 0° Incidence Laser Line Mirrors 45° Incidence Specifications for both types of components include: UV Fused Silica Diameter Tolerance: +0/-0.25mm Thickness Tolerance: +/-0.25mm Front surface: λ/10 flatness, 10-5 scratch-dig Rear surface: … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 Blog, Manx Precision Optics (MPO), Optics

Optical Filters Enhance PCR-Based Detection of COVID-19

Iridian Spectral Technologies proudly announces that their article “Optical Filters Enhance PCR-Based Detection of COVID-19” is the cover story in the latest issue (January/February 2022) of BioPhotonics. Wavelength-specific filters help to separate fluorescence and excitation light, resulting in less background noise, which facilitates accurate results in real time. The optical filters providing the wavelength selectivity … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 Blog, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Optics

Manx Produces Single Wavelength and Broadband AR Coatings

Manx Precision Optics can provide both single wavelength and broadband AR coatings on their coated windows. Standard wavelengths include: 248 nm 266 nm 355 nm 532 nm 1030 nm 1064 nm Specifications for these components include: UV Fused Silica, Diameter Tolerance: +0/-0.25mm UV Fused Silica, Thickness Tolerance: +/-0.25mm λ/10 transmitted wavefront distortion, both sides 10-5 scratchdig, … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 Blog, Manx Precision Optics (MPO), Optics