Today it snowed, yesterday it did not. Yesterday on my pre-dawn walk.the shimobashira and frozen earth glimmered under torch light. Somewhat reminiscent of a star field, stars blinking in and out of existence. As I walked, the earth made a distinctive
This is one of a few 532nm laser modules I picked up on eBay, from memory output power was measured in the low 100s of mWs using the optical power…
I’ve unfortunately let this substack sit idle for far too long. I have in fact, about 100 posted queued up of “things” I’ve taken pictures of but so far…
Today I decided to take a look at a mode scrambler. The mode scrambler shown here takes multimode fiber as the input and output. It then “scrambles” the…
Taking a break from Xenon light sources, today I’m going to take a brief look at an eBook reader I picked up in a local junk shop. These are similar to…
Continuing my series of posts of Xenon light sources, today I’m posting a few pictures of a Ceramic Xenon lamp as used in the endoscopy light source…
Today we have another Xenon light source, but this time we’re looking at a unit designed for scientific (or perhaps industrial process) applications…
Yesterday I posted some pictures and thoughts on the Wolf’s optical system. Today, here are a few pictures of the electronics. Let’s start with that big…
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