White Papers

31 October 2016

Quality and precision is a fundamental part of optical component manufacturing and an appropriately specified optic is crucial to get the performance your system requires. The optical surfaces in a system are the main contributors to transmission loss, wavefront errors and aberrations. In addition mechanical specifications can also impact the alignment and stability of an element and consequently the overall system performance.

27 September 2016

Unlike traditional optical correlation techniques, ASychronous OPtical Sampling (ASOPS) offers a number of advantages in terms of resolution, speed, accuracy and precision. This white paper reports on how the technique of ASOPS can deliver these benefits, with particular emphasis showing the precision available.

23 September 2016

In a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber system the quality of a connection plays a crucial role. In order to offer the best overall perfromance, PM fibers must be properly oriented inside the connectors and the alignment features on these must guarantee an appropriate orientation across the mating adapter. Due to different mechanical constructions, not all fibre connectors and mating adapters are suitable for PM applications. The orientation procedures of high-quality PM fibre connectors and the evaluation of their polarisation performance are reviewed according to the current international standards.

19 August 2016

In this white paper, Ocean Optics evaluates the UV blocking capacity of sunscreens. Sunscreens typically comprise UV absorbing or reflecting ingredients that protect skin from the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB radiation.

22 July 2016

Fluorescence based systems have revolutionized the way organisms, cells, and biomolecules are visualized and detected. However, challenges that are common in these instruments, such as bleedthrough, background autofluorescence, and poor signal-to-noise ratios (S/N), can reduce performance and lead to frustration.

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