Edmund Optics® is a leading global supplier of optic, imaging, and photonics technology that has served a variety of markets including Life Sciences, Biomedical, Industrial Inspection, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defence since 1942.
Available Technologies: Partnered with Tynic, Edmund Optics develops technology for imaging, laser optics, microscopy, optomechanics and testing. Continuous advancements in optics and imaging impact a wide variety of Industries. Markets such as wearable technology, automotive, machine vision, medicine and scientific research have all benefited from recent technological breakthroughs.
Imaging Systems: Image processing capability and vision technology can assist in optimising manufacturing processes. Machine vision applications such as high-volume assembly lines require fast, accurate, and precise measurements to ensure high throughput. Integrating a liquid lens is a compact and economical solution when quickly focusing at multiple distances is required.
Microscopy Applications: Optical microscopes have enabled advancements in science, medicine, and industrial applications since the 17th century. Compact, miniaturized objectives allow microscopy systems to be portable, enabling rapid response in the field. Edmund Optics is a direct supplier of microscopy cameras, systems, zoom lenses, filters, reticles, mechanics, eyepieces and magnifiers.
Optics Robotic Applications (The Perseverance Rover): The Perseverance rover is a key example of modern optics technology in use. Landing on Mars in February 2021, Perseverance is now roaming the cold, dry surface of Mars looking for signs of ancient microbial life. It is responsible for analyzing rock and soil samples to better understand Mars’s past, present, and potential for future human colonization. Perseverance is equipped with 23 cameras helping it navigate and pursue its mission (Figure 1). These varied optical systems are essential in determining whether Mars once sustained life and if it could be habitable in the future.
SuperCam is one of the most interesting scientific cameras on Perseverance. It utilises a high-power laser to vaporize rocks from up to 7m (20ft) away and then a spectrograph analyzes the remains to determine their chemical composition.