Optical Design comes to the iPad!

Over the past 5 years, almost every project I’ve worked on has required some level of optic design. In many cases, simple designs suffice. For example, projecting an LED can be accomplished at a basic level with an aspheric condenser. But when designs require flat fields, especially corrective elements, or apochromatic performance, it’s time to leverage commercial […]

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Cutting Filters using a CNC

SO I had a project where I needed a specific size of beamsplitter and I needed it quickly. Unfortunately, the type I needed wasn’t available from the usual sources, at least, not without a few days of lead time. What to do? It turns out, crazier people than me have been using CNC machines to […]

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Echo Laboratories launches the Revolve Microscope

Over 450 years have seen the compound microscope evolve into an incredible instrument. From simple contrast viewing, we’ve moved to super resolution systems capable of sub-diffraction accuracy. But for all this advancement, we’ve been stuck with the architecture of the microscope platform. Over 70% of labs end up buying both inverted and upright microscopes….until today! I’m happy to introduce the […]

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Countdown to a Revolution in Microscopy – Day 2

I was supposed to write about bigger/faster/stronger today, but I don’t want to. Instead I want to consider culture. Companies absolutely have cultures, or rather, micro-cultures. Labs have cultures as well! One can consider in many ways a lab to be a small business operating inside the incubator of a university! So how does a culture […]

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