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SR50 Rotation Stage User's Manual

The SR50CC Compact Rotation Stage is designed to rotate optical components up to 1 inch diameter, such as polarizers, wave plates, or wedges.

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PR50 Rotation Stage User's Manual

The PR50 Series low profile rotation stages are designed to rotate up to 1 in. diameter optical components, such as polarizers, wave plates, or wedges.

Application Notes

Computer Controlled Variable Attenuator for Tunable Lasers

This application note describes a closed loop, computer controlled, variable attenuator for the control of output power from a tunable laser. It is based on the combination of a 1/2 …

Selection Guides

Polarization Optic Guide

Selecting the proper polarization optic for your application requires making a number of choices. A few of the many considerations include: polarization function, extinction ratio, …

Tutorials

Polarization in Fiber Optics

A beam of light can be thought of as being composed of two orthogonal electrical vector field components that vary in amplitude and frequency. Polarized light occurs when these two …

Tutorials

Introduction to Waveplates

The interaction of light with the atoms or molecules of a material is wavelength dependent. A consequence of this dependence is the resonant interactions related to material dispersion. …

Selection Guides

Terahertz Optics Guide

Selecting the proper optic for a terahertz (THz) application is very important to the success of your project. Typically, terahertz wavelengths are defined as being in the 30 µm to …

Application Notes

Introduction to Laser Frequency Stabilization

The steps outlined in this application note can be used to stabilize a TLB-7000, TLB-6900, or TLB-6300 series tunable diode laser to a reference cavity using the Pound-Drever-Hall stabilization …

Tutorials

Photonic Crystal Fiber Basics

Photonic crystal fibers are generally divided into two main categories: Index Guiding Fibers that have a solid core, and Photonic Bandgap Fibers that have periodic microstructured elements …

Technical Notes

Fiber Optic Physics

This technical note discusses the fundamental physics of optical fibers, their practical implementation, and the various types of optical fibers.

Technical Notes

How to Clean Optics

Dust and stains on Optics can cause scattering, and impurities on the optic surface can react with incident laser light to damage optical coatings. With proper handling and cleaning …

Selection Guides

Ultrafast Optics Guide

Selecting the proper optic for an ultrafast application is key to the success of your experiment. The dielectric coating and larger material thicknesses will induce dispersion and interference …

Technical Notes

Optical Materials

Newport offers a wide variety of spherical and aspherical lenses made from BK 7, UV grade fused silica, Infrared grade Calcium Fluoride (CaF2), Magnesium Fluoride (MgF2), AMTR and Zinc …

Technical Notes

Replication Justification

Flat mirrors made of Pyrex or metal from 1 to 1/10 wave accuracy is a good application for replication. Mirrors made from float glass to 2 waves/inch irregularity that can be made by …

Technical Notes

Polarization Control with Optics

Precise control of polarization behavior is necessary to obtain optimal performance from optical components and systems. Characteristics such as reflectivity, insertion loss, and beamsplitter …

Technical Notes

Laser Spectral Tunability

The first way to perform laser wavelength tuning uses a wavelength-selective element to choose a specific portion under a gain bandwidth to lase. The second method of wavelength tuning …

Technical Notes

Replication Limitations

The coatings used on thin film epoxy replicas are suitable for most applications from x-ray to ultraviolet, from visible thru the far infrared. The substrate that the mirror surface …

Technical Notes

Diffraction Grating Physics

A diffraction grating is essentially a multi-slit surface. It provides angular dispersion, i.e., the ability to separate wavelengths based on the angle that they emerge from the gr …

Application Notes

A Survey of Methods Using Balanced Photodetection

New Focus balanced photoreceivers are ideal for optical detection applications that require sensitive measurements. This application note focuses on several techniques, divided into …

Tutorials

Laser Diode Technology

Low-power laser diodes come in a variety of packages. Most have a monitor photodiode integrated with the laser diode. Generally, laser diodes emit light from both ends of their cavity. …