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Toughened Windows: What they are, and When to use them

Optical windows are designed to maximise transmission whilst minimising absorption and reflection..

Knight Optical Joins EPIC

Knight Optical has joined the European Photonics Industry Consortium, the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of European photonics organisations

Electronics and Optoelectronics: Key Considerations When Choosing Optical Components

There are some exceptionally demanding environments out there in which electronic and optoelectronic systems are expected to perform optimally…

The Benefits of Broadband Antireflective Coatings in Telecoms Applications

What is broadband antireflective coating? Broadband antireflective (BBAR) coatings are designed to significantly enhance the efficiency of light transmission of any optical substrate…

The Benefits and Uses of Sapphire Optical Windows

Windows play an important role in optical systems, both in terms of maximising transmission and reducing reflection, and also in protecting optical systems and electronic sensors from everything the environment throws at them.

A Solution to the Challenge of Identifying Optical Materials

Knight Optical, a global leader in precision optical component design, consultancy and manufacturing, has released a whitepaper entitled, ‘Identifying Optical Materials with Precision Accuracy’

A Guide to Ball Lenses and How to Choose the Right Lens for Your Application

Ball lenses are the perfect solution where there is a need to improve signal coupling between fibres, emitters, transmitters, receivers and detectors…

What is an Infrared-Cut Filter, and How to Choose the Right One for your Application?

Camera detector systems such as ANPR, CMOS and CCD do a fantastic job of recording accurate colour images in daylight…

Knight Optical Joins ADS Group

Knight Optical has joined ADS Group, the trade organisation for the aerospace, defence, security and space industries..

Knight Optical’s UV Fused Silica Lenses for Solid-State Lasers

Our UV Fused Silica Lenses are the component of choice for solid-state laser applications due to their consistently high transmission in the ultraviolet (UV), visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectrums.