The Omega Optical Blog
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How to Decide if OEM Parts, Stock Parts, or Rapid Solutions Best Fit Your Needs
Omega Updates
Inventory
Purchasing
Omega Optical has always provided an effective purchasing experience, largely thanks to our well-organized inventory system. This system - divided into OEM parts, stock parts, and Rapid Solutions - makes sure our customers know the why, when, and how when it comes to buying filters. This blog post will walk you through how this system works and make sure you feel as confident as possible when shopping with us. Our job is to make sure you have the most-effective, high-quality filter as fast as possible - and our inventory system is what makes this happen.
By
Ashley Rollend, Erin Hartgraves

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Exciting 2021 Resolutions, Changes, and Advancements
News and Events
Happy New Year! We can't believe 2021 is already here! Interested in what exciting changes and advancements are coming to Omega this year? Want to know more about where Behind the Science is going and how our guides can help you purchase filters more confidently than ever before? Then this is the blog for you! Read on to learn more.
By
Ashley Rollend, Erin Hargraves

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Our Distributor Sales Account Manager
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Let's get to know Iain Tweedy! Iain has worked at Omega Optical for the past fourteen years and currently serves as our Distributor Sales Account Manager. His work with our distributor network is absolutely vital and his cheery personality has always been a great benefit to our team. Read on to learn more about Iain and his role at Omega Optical!
By
Ashley Rollend

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A Quick Look Into AOI and 1/2 Cone Angles
Application Spotlights
Interference Filters
The AOI can be a tricky angle to work with, especially when you're hoping to receive a clear spectral response. Understanding the Angle of Incidence (AOI) and it's many cohorts - the angle of reflection, angle of refraction, etc. - is an important first step in the filter-buying process. In the blog post, we'll cover the foundational knowledge you'll need to know when dealing with AOI and also dive into why AOI and 1/2 cone filters matter for interference filters especially.
By
Sarah Locknar

Amy
Our Inventory and Shipping Supervisor
Employee Introductions
Inventory
Shipping
Employee Biographies
This month, we've interviewed Amy Balogh-Warner, our incredible Inventory and Shipping Supervisor. Amy is an absolute asset to our team and helps make sure that our products are processed effectively and with great diligence. Check out this post to hear more about her work, her experience at Omega Optical so far, and what she likes to do outside of the office!
By
Ashley Rollend

Omega Optical Social Media
A Walkthrough of Omega's Social Media Presence
Omega Updates
Social media
Twitter
Linkedin
Instagram
This post is perfect for those who want to learn more about keeping up with Omega Optical. Our expanse social media presence can be a lot, especially when you're not sure what type of content you'll find on each platform. Here, we'll walk you through what to expect on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, and give you an exclusive sneak peek into what you might see featured in 2021 - you do not want to miss this post!
By
Ashley Rollend

Laser Filters
The Best Line, Edge & Rejection Filters
Application Spotlights
Laser Filters
Need a laser filter for your latest project? Let us help you out! This blog post walks readers through the many types of laser filters and their individual advantages and disadvantages. Having a better understanding of laser filters and their many components will make sure you have the perfect part for your project.
By
Ben Stibbs

Omega Optical Photo Contest
A Look Into This Year's Contenders
News and Events
Photo Contest
Life Science
Astronomy
The Annual Omega Photo Contest is back! From breathtaking nebulas to stunning scenic views, this year's contenders went above and beyond with their submissions. Check out this post now to see the photo contributions and follow us on social media so you don't miss the announcement of the winner later this week.
By
Ashley Rollend

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Sharing What We're Grateful for This Holiday Season
Omega Updates
Employee Biographies
We have a lot to be grateful for here at Omega Optical. From our award-winning staff to our astounding customers, we are well-aware of just how lucky we are this holiday season. Read on to hear what many of our top-employees said they're giving thanks for this year - the answers might surprise you!
By
Ashley Rollend

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Understanding Fluidics Systems and Fluorescence
Application Spotlights
Flow Cytometry
Fluorescence
Flow cytometry is an advanced laser-based technology used to assess and characterize cellular populations. Read on to learn more about how flow cytometry works.
By
Ben Stibbs