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Tech Notes

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Reference our collection of Tech Notes for detailed tutorials, descriptions, and charts as well as general information and support about our products. For more information, or to discuss questions or inquiries in person, contact our friendly sales experts.

 

Getting Started

In this section, we outline the major considerations for choosing the right optical substrate for your specific application.
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Definitions

This list of definitions makes it easy to quickly reference and understand various optics and coatings terminology.
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Material Data

This section includes transmission curves, refraction indices, and useful wavelength ranges for the most common optical materials.
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Care & Cleaning

All high quality optics and coatings are delicate devices that are subject to damage if not handled carefully. Reference this section for a a comprehensive list of the recommended and common practices for cleaning and care of your optics. 
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Optics Tutorial

The Optics Tutorial is an in-depth guide examining the characteristics—including the strengths and weaknesses, properties, and common applications—of various optical products and substrates. 
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Coatings Tutorial

The Coatings Tutorial is a detailed description of the characteristics, properties, and popular applications of various coatings. This section also describes the differences between dielectric and metal coatings. 
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Reflection & Refraction of Light Tutorial

This tutorial provides a detailed exploration of some of the basic behaviors of light when it travels from one medium to another. The special cases of Brewster's Angle and the Critical Angle are also discussed. 
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Polarization Tutorial

This tutorial explores important concepts and characteristics related to the polarization of light and examines cases of the Basis Vectors definition.
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