Technical Articles

Knight Optical (UK) Ltd has published these technical articles:

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With the ability to measure height, volume and cross section, 3D scanners play a vital role across a multitude of settings, and offer various benefits....
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Helpful information sheet (with table) on ball lenses, A.F.B.M.A. grade terminology and tolerances...
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Used for a variety of applications including non-precision imaging, photography, illumination and light gathering, Fresnel lenses are incredibly versatile and can be customised by varying the density...
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This material specification concerns single crystal cultured quartz bars intended for use in the fabrication of piezoelectric elements for such applications as timing, frequency control and frequency...
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The monitoring of the gases produced by combustion is an absolutely crucial process that lives literally depend upon. Whether in an industrial setting; to comply with air emission standards or to...
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Here at Knight Optical, we work alongside rail engineers from all over the globe to bring optically driven technologies to life with custom-made components tailored to specific project needs. So, how...
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Dichroic filters can be customised so that the frequency of the passband is as narrow or wide as required, which for entertainment lighting designers opens up realms of possibilities....
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A helpful guide to how polarisers work....
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There are various types of Fresnel lens, each suited to different types of application....
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It has been common knowledge for some time that there is a significant need for alternative energy sources, and wind energy is clearly having a considerable impact....
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In this article, we are exploring the use of optics in engineering and manufacturing and their role in enhancing capabilities and enabling new processes. We'll be revealing some of the most popular...
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The customisation of optical components in the design of augmented and virtual reality headsets is clearly of great importance. This is something we have specialised in here at Knight Optical for...
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Helpful guide on how to determine the polarisation axis of linear polarisers....
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Engineering and manufacturing have become reliant on the many advantages offered by industrial lasers. Enhancements in quality, accuracy and cost and energy efficiency have resulted in significant...
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The defence sector for example uses a variety of IR lasers for intelligence, surveillance, target tracking and target acquisition. Without IR lasers, crucial night time operations would simply not be...
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Information sheet on interference bandpass filter terminology...
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Knight Optical monochromatic light units use a low pressure sodium light source which gives very economic running costs and a long operating life....
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Light bands formed by using an optical flat and a monochromatic light source represent an inexpensive yet accurate method of checking surface flatness. The monochromatic light on which the following...
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Whilst the term artificial intelligence (AI) may conjure images of futuristic utopia and modern-day visionary technologies; the concept has actually been a societal forethought for longer than we...
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This information sheet presents a useful optical glass comparison table....
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Automobile manufacturers of self-driving cars are racing to the finish line to make the preponderance of vehicles on our roads autonomous, and it's not only cars that are seeking driverless...
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In this post, we are taking a look at some of the most popular components within the common optical instruments used for engineering and manufacturing processes. We will discover how they can be...
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Polarisation is an important activity to be considered within an electro-optical system as the polarised light can be used to accurately produce left- or right-handed circular polarisation. Thus, it s...
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Scribed interference filters offer several advantages....
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Selected optical-grade natural quartz has found use in optical instruments such as spectrophotometers where its wide range of transparency endows the instrument with a correspondingly wide range of...
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There is no doubting that the renewable energy sector is experiencing significant growth on a global scale. It is also clear to see that advances in optical technology have, over a relatively short...
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Condenser lenses play a valuable role in the function of a range of imaging devices and this includes slide projectors. In this post we are going to take a closer look at how condenser lenses work,...
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Optical payloads are just one example of how communications are being improved between space to earth. With the rising demand for larger capacity telecommunication satellites and the call for enhanced...
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Across the world, we have an insatiable appetite for new technologies. We are always on the go; continually developing, researching and pushing the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to...
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Material verification is a crucial aspect of the quality control process in optical component manufacture. But when a material takes on different guises, identifying it can become a challenge. So, is...
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The foregoing paper briefly discussions the Infra-Red section of the electromagnetic spectrum, 0.7µm to 1000µm. The bandwidth is used for various products, ranging from, for example, optical fibre...
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The adoption of facial recognition technology in today's tech-savvy world is rife, and, unlike many perceived a few decades ago, it's not just high-tech, futuristic devices that sport the tech. Here,...
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Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have become an essential requirement of law enforcement and road safety. ANPR cameras need to operate...
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The medical sector puts further demands on quality in optics. Accuracy and reliability is of utmost importance for systems of medical diagnostics and analysis. Knight Optical was approached to supply...
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Using its expertise, Knight Optical recommended using a germanium window with precise coating requirements. Using a state of the art metrology laboratory, the ability to ensure each window performed...
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As a leading supplier of custom-made, high-quality components, Knight Optical strives to keep abreast of recent technological innovations within the Security and Defence sectors to meet the...
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Last month, NASA made a huge announcement - the success of its Ingenuity helicopter taking flight on Mars, making the UAV the first-ever aircraft to "make a powered, controlled flight on another...
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Thermal imaging, medical imaging, geospatial imaging, imaging technology for food quality; there's an abundance of imaging categories used across a diverse spectrum of industries. Although each...
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At a time when food is in-demand more than ever before, Knight Optical - the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested premium-quality optical components - looks at how optics are used across the...
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While General Aviation (GA) is temporarily grounded as the world endeavours to vaccinate the planet's population against COVID-19, other essential aircraft categories are still in flight, such as...
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How do Interference Bandpass Filters Work? Used for a wide range of uses and across a broad spectrum of industries, Interference Bandpass Filters are extremely useful for applications that require...
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Optical Domes are ubiquitous. You're certainly never too far from a technical device that makes use of the curved, sturdy component, and as a trusted protective solution, it's easy to see why they are...
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The term 'payload' is theoretically defined as a vehicle's revenue-producing cargo; however, in terms of aerospace, the name denotes the elements of a spacecraft that have been deployed to generate...
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As a leading supplier of custom-made and stock optical solutions, Knight Optical drives the industry with premium-quality optics for the increasingly popular field of UVC sterilisation and...
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Here, Knight Optical - the leading supplier of custom-made and stock premium-quality optical components - uncovers all you need to know about Planoconvex Lenses. What are Planoconvex Lenses? As the...
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There's so much that we can learn from the natural world that surrounds us, and unbeknownst to some, there are elements within our lives that imitate organic movements and strategies. Here, Knight...
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Here, Knight Optical - the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components - looks at how the pandemic has created a sea change in how we want to live our lives on planet earth. The...
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Water - the single most precious resource for all. Without it, there simply wouldn't be life. Whether it's potable or non-potable, every drop of water makes a difference, and each continent faces...
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Suffice to say, 2020's Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken the world by storm. Life, as we know it, has changed. The UK and USA's theatrical hubs, the West End and Broadway, have both closed...
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Optical components and manufacturing have long gone hand-in-hand, and in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and with the Government's attempt to push the sector in a bid to save the UK economy from...
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Here at Knight Optical, we supply a range of stock and custom-made optical components for an array of scientific fields of study. In our most recent blogs, we've explored how our optics are used...
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Wherever we go in the world, we are never too far from an optic. In fact, nature itself provides us with everyday examples of the universality of optical phenomena and light; such as rainbows and...
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When you think of optics, perhaps one of the most commonly considered applications is photography. Here at Knight Optical, we have provided custom-manufactured optical components for all categories of...
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To celebrate the spectacular views of the solar system recently captured by NASA's arsenal of solar observation aircraft1, Knight Optical - the leading supplier of metrology-tested, custom-made and...
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Following on from its previous blog on optics used in the manufacturing sector , Knight Optical - the leading manufacturer of premium-quality, metrology-tested optical components - explores additional...
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Whilst the term artificial intelligence (AI) may conjure images of futuristic utopia and modern-day visionary technologies; the concept has actually been a societal forethought for longer than we...
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As the name suggests, nanotechnology is a branch of technology (as well as science and engineering) that is conducted at a nanoscale (1 to 100 nanometres). In other, more layman-friendly, words, it is...
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At a time when sterilisation, hygiene and disinfection has never been more critical, Knight Optical - the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested, premium-quality optical components - explores...