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 disinfection. UVC light has been used for germicidal irradiation purposes for over a century, especially in medical facilities and laboratories. UVC light is considered to be between 100-280nm, but it is the waveband from 200 to 280nm that has been shown to be the most effective against pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.read more news
In this blog, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of stock and custom-made premium-quality optical components – investigates some popular uses for its Infrared (IR) Windows and talks through these highly-specified optics’ key features.read more news
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 mission data and transmit it back to earth. Rockets, for example, have been known to carry a series of particular payloads over time.read more news
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 water scarcity in some shape or form. How optics are used.read more news
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 possible.read more news
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, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – explores the rising use of facial recognition.read more news
Knight Optical: Bringing Quality Into Focus
Quality is the one thing you can be sure of with Knight Optical. We use quality management systems and are ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 accredited.
Our workforce use these quality management systems along with being trained in drawing quality standards, including but not limited to ISO10110, BS4301 and MIL-SPEC.
Knight Optical has been operating for over 26 years, with our managing director Colin Overton at the helm. Over this time, we have become a global leader in the production and distribution of scientific optical components and bringing quality into focus for all of our products and services that we provide.
Our 2021/2022 Catalogue
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