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Light Pipe Homogenising Rods

Knight Optical supply a complete range of custom light pipe homogenizing rods that are available in hexagonal and tapered rectangular forms, in a range of materials, typically N-BK7 or equivalent for visible applications, and UV Fused Silica for UV illumination. Our custom homogenizing rods are often used in Biomedical devices, communications equipment and illumination systems.

To maximize output, AR-Coatings for a range of wavelengths can be applied to input/output faces. Custom light pipe homogenizing rod holders are available on request and are ideal for simplifying integration into your system.

Our tapered light pipe homogenizing rods utilize total internal reflection, achieving uniform homogenized illumination output of non-uniform light sources.  They allow a reduction in the numerical aperture of the output light in comparison to its magnification and are available in several magnifications.

Knight Optical has years of experience in manufacturing both custom tapered and hexagonal type light pipe rods in a variety of material such as N-BK7 or equivalent and UV grade fused silica.  To ensure the accuracy of our custom light pipes, they are measured with our Trioptics Prism Master (accurate to within 3 arc seconds) and our Starrett AV300 Digital Imaging System.  All of our custom parts go through a rigorous visual inspection process to ensure the surface quality.Contact our multilingual technical sales team and discover how Knight Optical’s high-quality custom tapered or hexagonal homogenizing light pipe rods and service can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.

Our 2022/2023 Catalogue

Inside Knight Optical’s catalogue you’ll find details of the industries we serve as well as the many other services we can offer. It also showcases hundreds of our most popular products, supported by useful technical information, to help you choose the right part for your application.
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