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Archived Calculators

Automation, Electronics and Mechanical Parts Catalogs, Data Sheets

Interferometers and Etalons

Historic Optical Papers

Optics Catalogs - order the catalogs!

Optical Materials - Data Sheets

Optical Material Manufacturers - Links to their websites

  • Corning - Information on the Corning products from polarcor to ULE
  • Dynasil - Information on Dynasil
  • Ohara - Information on the Ohara glasses including NEX, negative thermal expansion glass
  • Heraeus - Information on the Heraeus Amersil glasses including Herasil and Homosil
  • Norland - Cement
  • Schott Glass,- Information on Schott glasses from Erbium to Zerodur


  • Optical Society of America - OSA
  • SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • - on-line photonics resource from Opto & Laser Europe
  • The ITU - International Telecommunication Union
  • The ICO -International Commission for Optics
  • The USAC-ICO -United States Advisory Committee for the International Commission for Optics
  • The OIDA - Optoelectronics Industry Development Association
  • APOMA - The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association 
  • EOSAM - European Optical Society
  • ISO - International Standards Organization

Photonics News

Space and telescopes

VIPA Etalons

Optical Design Tool Users Guides

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