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Direction of diffraction orders from crossed diffraction gratings

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Diffraction gratings are common optical elements in spectrometers, fan-out gratings, dichroic mirrors, and other filter devices. One common aspect of all of these is that they split an incoming wave into multiple diffraction orders. The direction of the diffraction orders depends on the angle of incidence and period of the grating relative to the wavelength. […]

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Dr. Raymond C. Rumpf named a 2020 SPIE Fellow

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Dr. Raymond C. Rumpf has been promoted to Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), an educational nonprofit established to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for […]

Advice from the EMProfessor

Fail your way to success

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Plan to make failure part of your success strategy Failure may be the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal to be successful in our careers, yet very few people know how to wield it. This is especially true of we want to do something that is truly extraordinary. Albert Einstein said, “I think […]

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Simplify The Problem

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Break it down After communication, the most important skill is the ability to break large problems into smaller, less complicated problems. If you can divide a big problem into a series of smaller problems that are more easily tested and verified, the task is easier to tackle, easier to troubleshoot and overall easier to solve. […]