Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:40:45 -0700

Author: Eric Ayars

Subject: Re: How to Learn About Optical Mounts, etc.


>(4) Higher quality vendors include Newport, OptoSigma, Melles Griot,
>Oriel. The catalogs of these vendors, including Edmunds, usually contain
>a large amount of technical and educational information about their

I would add New Focus to this list. They tend to be on the expensive
side, but you get what you pay for in this case. I've dealt with them
often in the last 5 years or so and in every case their stuff is the
best-designed and best-made stuff I've used.


Dr. Eric Ayars
Assistant Professor of Physics
Walla Walla College
(509) 527-2476