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Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Custom domes for Sub ROV’s in underwater imaging

Knight Opticalhas successfully launched a range of Stock Optical Domes for Submersible ROVs underwater imaging, sensing and exploration applications, where protection of electronic sensor systems from harsh liquid and gas environments is essential. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - N-BK7 Windows for use in Camera Systems

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock N-BK7 Precision Grade Windows, for use within Camera Systems.

Our precision grade N-BK7 windows are often used to seal optical enclosures and act as a protective window for the optical and electrical component behind the window, particularly within CCTV and (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight optical's range of LiDAR optics

Knight Optical provide custom and stock precision optical components for the latest LiDAR systems. Our components are utilized in atmospheric monitoring, topographical, laser guiding and ranging instruments used in the harshest environments. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical’s Polarizers for Cameras

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Polarisers that can be used in the visible range for use with cameras/photography.

Linear Polarisation can be split into P-Polarised (Light where the electric field is Parallel to the plane of incidence) and S-Polarised (Light where the electric field is Perpendicular to the plane of incidence) light, where a polariser can... (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Germanium Windows - Thermal Imaging & Night Vision

Are you looking for a popular high refractive index and good IR transmission range material covering from 1.8-16µm?

Here we are; Knight Optical’s Germanium glass material is ideal for your IR applications with its broad transmission range and opacity in the visible portion of the spectrum. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Polarizers for Insect Vision Research

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Polarisers that can be used in the study of insect vision.

Insects exhibit sensitivity to linear polarised light. Insects polarise light in their vision for a number of reasons such as reducing glare and to increase contrast. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Achromatic Doublets for Light Engines

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Achromatic Doublet Lenses for use within Light Engines.

Light engines are used for applications such as fibre optic lighting displays and in diagnostic tools like western blots and polymerase chain reaction systems. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical’s UVFS for Vacuum Windows

Knight Optical can offer UV Fused Silica Windows for Vacuum Applications.

UV Fused Silica is a relatively hard optical glass with a very low coefficient of thermal expansion. This means that it is a good choice for us in Vacuum applications, as any difference in temperature will not affect the optical performance. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Aspheric Lenses Autonomous Vehicle LiDAR Systems

Knight Optical can supply you with custom made Diamond turned aspheric lenses for use within autonomous vehicle LiDAR systems.

Autonomous vehicle LiDAR systems create driverless cars. Whereby the system produce autonomous vehicles which can perform complex manoeuvers and drive in public with little or no input from a user. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Beam-Splitters for use in Food Sorting Systems

Optical Sorting Systems are a widely utilised technology used within the food industry; most particularly used in processing harvested foods such as fruits and vegetables, most notably potatoes, and nuts. Optical sorting was designed to help improve product quality, maximize throughput and increase yields. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Dichroic Filters for Medical Analysers

Looking to improve you medical system? Then look no further. Knight Optical presents to you their Dichroic colour filters range.

These Dichroic colour filters are typically used in scientific instrumentation or/and medical systems in particular palm vein scanners, ophthalmic.. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Homogenizing Rods for Electrical Instruments

Knight Optical can offerCustom Homogenizing Rods for use within Electrical Instruments.

Electrical instruments use back light displays to help illuminate and evenly distribute the light source. They can be used as mixers, which is when you want to mix colours from multi-colour LEDs together. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - LIDAR Components for Atmospheric Sensing

Knight Optical offers a range of Tx/Rx Windows and other optical components for use in LIDAR system for Atmospheric Sensing.

Knight Optical can offer transmit and receive windows and mirrors for LIDAR systems using visible, NIR (0.9 to 1.5µm) and Mid-Waveband Infra-Red (MWIR, 3 to 5µm) light. Since the 1960s, (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Optical Glass Domes for High Pressure Applications

Knight Optical offer high pressure optical domes for underwater exploration, AUVs and ROVs. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical's Sapphire Spherical Lenses

Sapphire crystal (Al2O3) is an excellent substrate for a range of rugged applications.

It has high transmission from 150nm up to around 5µm therefore ideal for UV, Visible and IR applications. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical's Sapphire Cylindrical Lenses

Knight Optical can offer you Custom Sapphire Cylindrical Lenses, for use within Endoscopes.

Sapphire (Al2O3) is one of the hardest minerals and optical materials available for use in the range from UV up to 5µm. Making it ideal as a protective window for camera systems. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Homogenizing Rods for Optical Lithography

Knight Optical can offerCustom Homogenizing Rods for use within Optical Lithography.

Optical Lithography known more commonly as Photolithography; it is a process that involves microfabrication of pattern parts of a thin film or of a bulk substrate. It uses a light source that peaks strongly in the UV region, (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Opticals' Color glass type Longpass filters

Colour Glass filters are useful for selective wavelength absorption and therefore achieve high out of band blocking. Colour glass type Longpass filters have very low transmission in short wavelengths and high transmission in the long wavelengths. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Diamond Turned Aspheric Lenses Aerospace/Defence

Knight Optical can supply you with a custom made Diamond turned aspheric lenses.

Diamond turned aspheric lenses are typically used in missile guidance systems, night vision/thermal Imaging cameras and other military based and commercial infrared systems. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Fresnel Lenses for Magnification Displays

Knight Optical can offer you Stock and Custom Fresnel Lenses, for concentrated photovoltaic applications in a range of materials such as PMMA Acrylic and Borosilicate.

Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) is an application which generates electricity from ... (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Ball Lenses & Half Ball Lenses for Fibre Lasers

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Ball Lenses and Half Ball Lenses, for use within Fibre Lasers.

As the name suggests ball lenses are completely spherical lenses mostly made out of High Refractive Index Glass such as Sapphire, and LASFN-9 Glass. The reason ball lenses are most commonly used is for their ability to (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Lambda/10 Mirrors for Spectrometers

Knight Optical can offer you stock and custom λ /10 mirrors for use in Spectromters, in a range of materials such as N-BK7 or equivalent , Zerodur, Quartz, UV Fused Silica and many more.

Mirrors are made from low expansion glass for optimum stability to maintain the lambda/10 flatness. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Colour Glass Filters for Intense Pulsed Light

Knight Optical can offer you Stock and Custom Colour Glass Filters, for use within IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) in a range of materials of brands such as Schott, Kopp and CDGM.

Colour Glass Filters are good for selecting a particular wavelength to be absorbed so that the high out of band blocking in achieved. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical's L /10 Mirrors for Imaging

Knight Optical can offer you stock and custom λ /10 mirrors for use in imaging applications, in a range of materials such as N-BK7 or equivalent , Zerodur, Quartz, UV Fused Silica and many more.

Mirrors are made from low expansion glass for optimum stability to maintain the λ /10 (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Sapphire Windows - High Pressure Underwater Camera

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Sapphire Windows, for use within High Pressure Underwater Camera.

Sapphire (Al2O3) is one of the hardest minerals and optical materials available for use in the range from UV up to 5µm. Making it ideal as a protective window for camera systems. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Injection Moulded Aspheric Lenses for VR Headsets

Knight Optical’s injection moulded aspheric lenses can be found in Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) globally.

Virtual Reality headsets are typically know as HMDs consist of a pair of lenses which typically forms an image directly into the eyes of the wearer. The lenses shape and focus the picture for each eye thus creating a stereoscopic 3D image. .... (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical's range of Custom Laser Mirrors

Knight Optical supply custom laser mirrors for use at specific laser lines from the UV (200 to 400nm) to the IR (1to 40µm) wavebands.

The laser mirrors can be custom made to include the following range: (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Dichroic Filters for Medical Applications

Looking to improve you medical system? Then look no further. Knight Optical presents to you their Dichroic colour filters range.

These Dichroic colour filters are typically used in scientific instrumentation or/and medical systems in particular palm vein scanners, ophthalmic diagnostics, professional eye care equipment from optical equipment or ophthalmic instruments. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Moulded Optics for IPL Ceramic Reflectors

Knight Optical offers a range of precision optical components for use in IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) applications. The most common usage of IPL systems are typically used as photo epilators. This is harnessing specific wavelengths of a xenon flash lamp (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Plane Mirrors for Microscopes

Knight Optical can offer you Plane Mirrors (general, λ/1 and λ/4), for use within Microscope Applications in a range of materials such as Soda-lime float glass, white float glass, and BK7 glass.

Plane mirrors also known as front surface mirrors or first surface mirrors are used widely within Microscope applications. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Glass & Moulded Polymer Aspheric Lenses W. Sights

Glass & Moulded Polymer Aspheric Lenses Weapon Sights

Knight Optical can offer Custom Moulded Aspheric Lenses and polished BK7 lenses for use within Weapon sights.

Aspheric Lenses are used to correct optical aberrations (where the converging light from a lens does not have a common focal point, resulting ... (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Opticals Fresnel Lenses for Retinal Imaging

Knight Optical can offer you Stock and Custom Fresnel Lenses, for use within Retinal Imagingin a range of materials such as PMMA Acrylic and Borosilicate.

Our Fresnel Lenses consist of a flat surface with interspace concentric steps whereby each step corresponds to the surface of a conventional lenses. PMMA Acrylic is a preferred material type used for retinal imagin... (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical's Stock Barium fluoride windows

Barium Fluoride (BaF₂) is a crystalline compound of barium and fluoride used in optical applications in the NIR, VIS and MWIR spectrums. Barium Fluoride is resistant to high energy radiation, performing well in dry temperatures up to 800°C, but transmission in the Vacuum UV (VUV) degrades over time in a moist atmosphere and the material is susceptible to water corrosion... (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Knight Optical's Custom Infra-red Gas Cells

A broad variety of gas transmission cells are available for the analysis of gas and vapour phase components in infrared optical spectroscopy.

These range from short path length gas cells for percent level concentration measurement, to long path length gas cells for part-per-billion concentrations. Options include fixed and variable path length gas cells, as well as ambient (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Precision Grade Cover Windows for Thermal Imaging

These precision grade windows are used to seal optical enclosures especially suited to CCTV and Imaging applications. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Germanium Windows for Gas Detection

Exhaled Breath = 78.04% Nitrogen + 13.6%-16% Oxygen = CO2

Car Exhaust = Carbon Dioxide + Carbon Monoxide + Sulphur Dioxide + Nitrogen Oxides + Hydrocarbons

How do we know this? Gas detection in Continuous Emission Systems (CEMS), combustion analysers and environmental monitoring are key to ensuring that the world we live in is monitored for its (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Precision Optics for Laser Applications

We are able to advise and supply all custom optical components for your specific laser application, and also hold stock components in a several sizes. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Quality Filters and Mirrors for Fluorescence

Knight Optical supply high quality optical components for use in fluorometers, fluorescence spectrometers, microplate readers and x-ray fluorescence applications. These applications are extensively used in the medical and biomedical sectors, but are also to be found in the fields of Research and Development, microanalysis and thermal imaging. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Diamond Turned Aspherical Lenses for LiDAR

Looking for a way to make your system more compact? Worried about spherical aberrations and other optical aberrations such as astigmatism? Then look no further. Knight Optical presents to you their Diamond Turned Aspheric range. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Precision 1/4 range plate beamsplitters

Precision grade plate beam splitters offer higher flatness and parallel specifications particularly useful in laser and imaging applications. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Sapphire Windows for Infrared Systems

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Sapphire Windows, for use within Infrared Systems.

Knight Optical can offer Sapphire (Al2O3) Optics for Infra-red systems over the waveband of 0.2 to 5µm. We offer Sapphire optics for UV, Visible, NIR (0.9 to 1.5µm) and Mid-Waveband Infra-Red (MWIR, 3 to 5µm) Imaging Systems. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Plastic Aspheric Lenses for VR Head Sets

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Plastic Aspheric Lenses for use within Virtual Reality Head Sets.

Plastic Aspheric Lenses are relatively cheap as they are mass produced, moulded or pressed, plastic. The surface quality of plastic aspheric lenses is worse than (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Plastic Aspheric Lenses for LED Light Sources

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Plastic Aspheric Lenses for use within LED Light Sources.

Plastic Aspheric Lenses are relatively cheap as they are mass produced, moulded or pressed, plastic. The surface quality of plastic aspheric lenses is worse than most conventionally polished lenses. (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Germanium windows for Thermal Imaging applications

Germanium (Ge) is a relatively hard, high-density, IR transmitting material that blocks UV and VIS wavelengths but allows IR from 2µm. Germanium has the highest refractive index of commonly available IR-transmitters and has low optical dispersion (read more)

Knight Optical (USA) LLC - Dichroic filters for scientific instrumentation

Knight Optical supply both custom and stock dichroic color filters to your specification

Our dichroic filters have a hard dielectric coating and are designed to offer high transmission over a specific wavelength while reflecting all other wavelengths.

Dichroic filters offer superior contrast between transmitted and reflected wavelengths. Having negligible absorption. (read more)

News articles and press releases for Knight Optical (USA) LLC:

01/10/2018

We are pleased to announce with increasing demand for optics for LiDAR applications Knight Optical has increased its production capabilities of Achromatic Doublets Knight Optical now offer an increased range of Stock Achromatic Doublet Lenses

11/29/2017

Knight Optical is pleased to announce that we have achieved the renewal of our certification in ISO 9001:2015 (from the 2008 certification) Quality Management, via a UKAS accredited certification body

11/22/2017

Recently development of vehicular LiDAR systems have taken off. These are systems for adaptive cruise control, whereby the system identifies the distance of the vehicle in front and applies the breaks to slow or stop the vehicle automatically.

11/12/2017

Knight Optical (UK) Limited is pleased to announce they will be attending the world’s largest event in the medical sector from the 13-16th November in Dusseldorf, Germany.

10/12/2017

Custom Moulded Aspheric Lenses and polished BK7 lenses are use within Weapon sights. Our aspheric lenses are used to correct optical aberrations (where the converging light ...

09/26/2017

Color glass filters are manufactured by injecting coloured dye into a glass substrate. The dye gives the filter its colour and spectral performance. In this respect, colour glass filters are simple, stable optics and can be used in

08/10/2017

We are pleased announce our increased capabilities in the supply of Homogenizing Rods for many industries including Fluorescence Imaging, electrical instruments, IPL, lithography and the entertainment industry.

07/26/2017

Knight Optical are pleased to annouce an extended range of longpass filters for sale from their webssite Colour Glass filters are useful for selective wavelength absorption and therefore achieve high out of band blocking.

07/11/2017

We are offering a broad range of gas transmission cells are available for the analysis of gas and vapour phase components in infrared optical spectroscopy. These range from short path length gas cells for percent level

07/04/2017

Knight Optical are pleased to announce that we now have a limited stock of 3M HN38S sheet polarizers for immediate dispatch

06/28/2017

Knight Optical are pleased to offer an optical flat reconditioning and certification service to repair optical flats that have become cloudy or otherwise damaged through normal use. In most cases reconditioning the part is more cost effective than

06/19/2017

Due to increased demand Knight Optical are pleased announce that they have increased their capacity that allows us to offer an even greater range of optical design services using Zemax software to our Global Business partners.

06/03/2017

Knight Optical offer a range of Stock Sapphire Ball Lenses, for use within Fibre Optics, Signal Coupling and Barcode Scanners.

05/30/2017

We now offer germanium window solutions for thermal imaging and night vision equipment . Are you looking for a popular high refractive index and good IR transmission range material covering from 1.8-16µm?

05/14/2017

Knight Optical announces an increased inventory of our a large inventory of Random Cut and C-Cut Sapphire Windows. Stock sizes from 5mm to 300mm diameter; between 0.5mm – 15mm thick. Custom shapes and sizes available to quotation.

04/21/2017

Knight Optical now supply a variety of components for precision pathway indicator (PAPI) systems. A PAPI is a system of red, white and green lights, whose ratio at a given point in flight allow the pilot to determine the correct angle of approach.

04/14/2017

Our Aspheric lens surfaces are used to correct spherical aberration (where the converging light from a lens does not have a common focal point, resulting in a distorted image) in lasers and imaging.

04/02/2017

Our metal optics are generally manufactured to our customer’s specific requirement to meet individual applications. Knight Optical is able to supply custom metal optics for use as reflectors across a wide waveband (<0.1 to >300µm).

03/30/2017

Everything from space missions, through to surgical procedures, holographic weapon sights, and industrial machinery, all require precision laser optics. We are experts in high quality optics utilized in lasers applications

03/27/2017

Looking to improve you medical system? Then look no further. Knight Optical presents a new range to you their of Dichroic colour filters range. These Dichroic colour filters are typically used in scientific instrumentation or

03/23/2017

Knight Optical are pleased to announce the inclusion of Custom precision Light Guides in it portfolio of products for IPL and cosmetic laser companies

03/17/2017

Knight Optical now offers Lenses for Infra-red systems. We supply AMTIR lenses for NIR (0.9 to 1.5µm), MWIR (3 to 5µm), and LWIR (8 to 12µm) Imaging Systems. AMTIR has a good transmission in the MWIR band, & can be used with Silicon or Germanium to

02/26/2017

Knight Optical now offer these custom Germanium Windows (Germanium (Ge)) which are used within Gas Detection Systems, as this very special Infrared Material can transmit over 45% between the 2-14µm up to a temperature on 45°C

01/18/2017

Knight Optical has successfully launched a range of Stock Optical Domes for use in Pyronometers. Pyranometer/pyrgeometer are used for measuring solar irradiance. Typical applications being to understand where insulation needs ...

10/12/2016

Optical bandpass filters are used to transmit a selected wavelength while attenuating (blocking) unwanted shorter and longer wavelengths.

10/12/2016

Optical bandpass filters are used to transmit a selected wavelength while attenuating (blocking) unwanted shorter and longer wavelengths.

04/19/2016

April is also the month that sees us introduce a new range of stock IR optics.

11/03/2015

Exclusive offer for our USA/Canada based customers when ordering online, see front page of the Knight Optical website for details.

10/15/2015

The Very Large Telescope is operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

10/09/2015

For a very long time now Disney has given us childhood memories we will always remember; from the original black and white Mickey Mouse to being able to meet him at a Disney world resort.

10/05/2015

Although lasers based on diamond have been around around for several years, they have never been very powerful.

09/21/2015
Solar Roadways 09/21/2015

For anyone interested in Solar Power and all the benefits that come with it; solar roadways is something that has been widely discussed.

09/14/2015
Squeezing Light 09/14/2015

Scientists at Cambridge University have squeezed light in a manner, previously thought impossible, or at least to observe.

09/03/2015

Remember when you were a kid going to the beach, making sand castles with moats then filling them with water? That was one of the best parts about playing in the sand.

07/15/2015

24 years ago we started Knight Optical in the UK to provide customers with precision optical solutions.

10/01/2014

Knight Optical adds to their portfolio a new range of low pressure sodium monochromatic light units, used for testing fringe patterns on the surface of optical flats (Newton’s rings).

09/23/2014

Knight Optical (UK) Limited are pleased to announce they will be attending the world’s largest event in the medical sector from the 12-15th November in Dusseldorf, Germany.

08/07/2014

Knight Optical have added four new stainless steel Iris Diaphragms to their portfolio of products offering our customers more options for smooth continuous aperture control in imaging, microscope and photography applications.

06/24/2014

Knight Optical are excited to offer a new range of affordable and durable mini spectrometers with a rugged enclosure that makes them ideal for laboratory and field applications.

06/24/2014

Knight Optical is pleased to offer our new range of portable vacuum pickup tools designed for simple, safe and accurate handling of delicate optical and electrical components.

01/08/2014

Knight Optical are expanding their product portfolio by improving the quality of their optical components whilst keeping them at an affordable price.