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In this section, we outline the major considerations for choosing the right optical substrate for your specific application.
This list of definitions makes it easy to quickly reference and understand various optics and coatings terminology.
This section includes transmission curves, refraction indices, and useful wavelength ranges for the most common optical materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This tutorial explores important concepts and characteristics related to the polarization of light and examines cases of the Basis Vectors definition.