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Offline CopperCone

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laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:16:13 pm »
So the RF forum has seen success in my opinion since it was made. I see that laser and optics related threads are sometimes floating into the RF forum.

I thought that a laser and optics subforum could lead to interesting discussion and enhanced interest.

Most of the equipment required to work with optics, other then the drivers, is pretty unique, and so is the test equipment.

Furthermore, laser power supplies are often built very different to lab power supplies.

I thought that such a subforum could lead to a consolidation of information about incorporation of lasers into projects and can lead to overall ease of learning.

I find the information bridging laser to electronics to be sub par on other websites.

I am not sure how this would branch into things like communications engineering, there seems to be alot of protocol related stuff in the RF forum relating to modulation methods, decoding, etc, (bordering the digital domain) so I think the laser forum could operate in the same manner.
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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 11:26:23 pm »
I support that. I'm particularly interested in (and quite ignorant of) fiber-based systems. I'm a lens and mirror person but would like to miniaturize my optical system. For the electronic link, discussions around different detectors would be useful. What I do is half optical and half electronic.
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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 11:51:54 pm »
Yes there a few enhancements that still can be made to the forum layout but rather than adding more boards/forums, stuff like this can be added into existing boards with Child boards like exist in the PCB board.
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/eda/

There's a master page there and further boards that each hold topics of their own and then the further possibility of making them stickys.

IMO for optical, it could be placed into Electronics/Projects, Designs and Tech stuff in the form of a dedicated Optical stuff Child board where sticky can be added from topics as they evolve.
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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 12:14:49 am »
i think those child boards are where things go to die. its like a extremity with no blood flow IMO

being on the front page is kind of like a red carpet event with spot lights and stuff
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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 02:16:41 am »
I like this idea.
 

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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 03:09:28 am »
I'll vote for that as well. I have a billion questions about optics, physics and related experimental setups and measurement gear but didn't think it appropriate to ask on an electronics forum for some reason.

Might have even prevented me from making a hash job of this - http://electroptics.blogspot.com/2017/

 

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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 10:22:59 am »
I would also be happy to have such a forum. There's CPF, but even though they do a good bit of technical stuff there, I think an optics forum here would be better for the optical T&M side, as well as things like laser and lens design.

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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 11:11:09 am »
I strongly support a Laser, Optics and Fiber section!

That said, a robotics section would be freaking awesome too.

 

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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2018, 07:25:01 am »
I like the idea, so long as it isnt too narrowly interpreted. Anything optical or optoelectronic (or optomechanical) even stuff like optotransistors etc.
 

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Re: laser/optical/fiber design subforum?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018, 07:57:52 am »
Yes please
 

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