Technical Notes

Over 80 Technical Notes can be found below covering the following product catagories: Light Sources, Optics, Motion, Vibration Control, Manual Positioning, Optical Filters, Lasers, Spectroscopy Instruments, Optical Measurement, and Opto-Mechanics.

Light Sources
LS-terms_units LS-solar_irradiation LS-solarUV_ozone LS-simple_calculations LS-energy_conserv LS-weathering
Solar Simulator Definitions of Characteristics Simulation of Solar Irradiation Solar UV and Ozone Layer Solar Simulator Sample Calculations Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Weathering
LS-011a LS-038a LS-030a LS-031a LS-035a LS-174a
Optical Radiation Terminology and Units Using Spectral Irradiance Curves Deuterium Lamp Spectral Irradiance Data Arc Lamp Spectral Irradiance Data QTH Lamp Spectral Irradiance Data Solar Simulator Spectral Irradiance Data
Ref Gd Peak to Pk-S LS-024a LS-curve_normalization LS-205a LS-pg2-3a
Xenon Flashlamp Spectral Irradiance Data Information on Spectral Irradiance Data Curve Normalization The Oriel Flanging System Oriel® Calibration Sources
Optics Fundamentals Focusing and Collimating Fiber Optic Coupling Beam Shaping with Cylindrical Lenses Spatial Filters The Effect of Dispersion on Ultrashort Pulses
gaussian OP-paclens1-S BK7CURVE-S PROPOGATION-S hand w_wipe SP-Millennia Pro_s-S
Gaussian Beam Optics Achromatic Doublet Lenses Optical Materials Optics Formulas How to Clean Optics Laser Damage Threshold
Welcome TUBULAR-S 2002VSWR 97 NEW FOCUS 2 modteapp FIGURE7R-S
Photonics Dictionary Polarization Phase and Amplitude Modulator Definitions of Characteristics Choosing a Modulator Using Your Modulator How to Build a Beam Expander
FIGURE8R-S OP-excimermirrors-S-R Interferometric-fringe
Approximating Focal Length as a Function of Wavelength White Paper: Absorption of HR Mirrors at 193 nm White Paper: 193 nm Laser Induced Spectral Shift in HR Mirrors
Replicated Optics
FG-rep_2_cropped_rec-S FG-rep_collection-S FG-rep_tilt_asphere-S LS-terms_units FG-rep_flanged_asphere-S
Replication Process Replication Justification Replication Substrates Replication Limitations Custom Ellipsoidal Replicated Mirrors
Motion Control
99-PICOSTEP Fig 1-S Fig 12-S Fig 15 new-S Basic MC System-S Steppermotor
Definitions of Picomotor Characteristics Motion Basics and Standards Control Theory Terminology Stage Components Considerations Motion Electronics Design Stage Motor Technical Information
MC-testDoc-S product_DSC_4681 Vol15_iPico_diagram Vol15_iPico_diagram_2 MC-XPS_bk2-S MC-UTS150CC & UTS50CC_XY
Motion Control Metrology Primer Maximizing the Lifetime of Your Picomotor™ Actuators Building your Intelligent Picomotor™ Driver Network iPico System Configurations Stage and Controller Compatibility Summary of Weight Information for Motorized Positioning
Motion Thumbnail - Coordinate Systems Motion Homing - TCL Motion Thumbnail - Homing MC-XMS50 MC-ILS-LM iStock_15452186XSm
Motion in 3-D: Hexapod Coordinate Systems TCL Script to Execute a PVT Trajectory in XPS A Beginner's Guide to Homing with the XPS Configure a third party direct drive stage with the XPS Optimizing Scaling Acceleration for best stage performance Using Newport XPS Controller with Galvo Scanner Head
Laser Measurement and Control
LBP-HR_3D view full Transimped Amp-S 99 NEP_lamda 19xx-C_Statistics 1918c graph PH-1918-C_PwrMtr-S
Tech Note 2: Calculating Power Density Tech Note 4: Power Meter Minimum Measurable Power Tech Note 6: Estimating Minimum Power for a Power Meter and Detector System Tech Note 7: Constructing a Basic Command Routine Tech Note 8: Continuous Data Collection Using the Ring Buffer Tech Note 9:19xx 29xx How To Set Statistics Feature
PH-818p-030-19-S 97 power fluctuation D686 2002CMRR eqn PH-7308-S 1554_DC-12GHz
Tech Note 11: CW Measurements with 818P Thermopiles Laser Intensity Noise Measurement Optical Detector Definitions of Characteristics White Paper: Faster Measurements for Today’s Laboratory White Paper: Innovative Photoreceivers White Paper: Photodiode-Based Detector
2002pump probe expt OP-fobjlens-S-2 7Z02722 818-IR-CM PH-1918-R_w-adapt-S PH-6100 Controller
Using High-Speed Photodetectors for Pulsed-Laser Measurements Tech Note 14: How to Choose an Optic for Free Space Fiber Coupling Thermopile Laser Power Technology Guide Avoiding Detector Overfill with Fiber Optic Sources Extend Optical Power Meter Displays Tech Note 18: Setting PID Gains for 6100 and 3700
CwLV_standard_vert 2936-R-S
Tech Note #24 How to Write Basic Power Meter Code with LabView Drivers Tech Note #28 Setting Custom Detector Calibration Factors
OPTO 99-6304 tuning curve_2001 6600_spectrum3_2007 6600_4_2007 TechRef DivSec6b
New Focus™ Tunable Lasers New Focus Tunable Laser Linewidth Why is the Noise Spectrum Important? Building a Swept-Wavelength System Tunable Diode Lasers Definitions of Characteristics Tech Note 1: Laser Tuning with Diffraction Gratings
Fig1LD_Monitor Photo-S 6600_right SP-Scan Series Family-S TLB_6300-LN_00016
Tech Note 3: Analog and Digital Modulation of LQx and DLx Laser Diodes White Paper: Tunable Diode Lasers Research and Commercial Applications White Paper: Compact Tunable Lasers Changing the Way You Sense, Measure, & Detect White Paper: Tunable Diode Lasers
Vibration Control
ST-Corner Compliance no Damp-S Damping charts-S High Center of Mass-S Curves diagram-S Ultra Systm diag-S Fig 7 Vib Crit-S
Active Vibration Damping Narrowband Damping with Tuned Vibration Absorbers Instability & Oscillation of High CG Table Systems Compliance and Transmissibility Curves Modular Vibration Isolation Table Simplifies Laboratory Reconfiguration Environmental Vibration Criteria
Ref Gd Peak to Pk-S TechRef
Vibration Control Vibration Control
Optical Filters
FG-spec_fluor2-S FG-spec_lp_sp-S FG-s10_2-S FG-hpf-S FG-custom_bp-S FG-custom_xm-S
Optical Filter Construction Optical Filter Surface Quality Optical Filter Reliability Testing Optical Filter Lifetime Specifying Bandpass Filters Custom Bandpass Filter Capability
Stabilife® Coating
Manual Positioners
Fig 6-S KINEMATI-1-S 99-9091 wallen key 9876-K-V 462-X-M 9062-COM-M
Manual Positioning Basics Linear Translation Stage Technology Guide Getting the Most from Your Single-Mode-Fiber Aligner White Paper: System performance can hinge on mirror mounts White Paper: Keeping It Straight - Translation Stages White Paper: Modular Stage Units Create Stable Custom Systems
Spectroscopy Instruments
BPT-pg4-5a Example 1 a DivSec1b 6600_4_2007
Special Considerations for Spectrographs Monochromator Throughput FT-IR Spectroscopy Definitions of Characteristics Introduction to FTIR Spectroscopy
GIMBALMO-S 99-post vs pedestal Fig2vee 99-Impact comparisons
Optical Mirror Mount Technology Guide Stability of Optical Posts vs. Pedestals Thermal Performance of Mirror Mounts Advantages of New Focus Mirror Mounts
Fiber Optics
17-095-S Optical Fiber-S Dense WDM fig-S triangular fiber 3d-2-S 17-063-S-2
Tech Note #20 Fiber Preparation and Fiber Connectors Tech Note #21 Fiber Basics Tech Note #22 Fiber Optic Communications Tech Note #23 Photonic Crystal Fibers Tech Note #25 How Fused Fiber Optic Couplers Work