For almost 30 years, Knight Optical has been trusted worldwide as a major name in the supply and custom design of cutting edge laser optical components. In recent years the evolution of laser technology has led to a marked change in the way a range of processes are performed across the engineering, manufacturing, scientific, medical and defence sectors. As laser technology has evolved, so Knight Optical has responded as any industry leader would, with considerable dedication and investment into developing exceptional precision optical components that can be fully relied upon to deliver across a host of laser applications.
Knight Optical offers a vast range of laser optics, including: laser lenses which are designed to homogenise, shape or focus laser beams, laser mirrors for use in beam steering, laser filters that can reflect or transmit precise amounts of laser light, and laser windows that are used to transmit laser light and protect components in a system. Laser optics can be used in many applications including:
- Laser scanning
- Laser ranging
- Laser guidance
- Target Finding
- Laser Sights
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Laser Cutting
- Laser wielding
- Laser Engraving
Custom Optic Solutions
Knight Optical are global leaders in custom optical solutions.
We have a team of Science and Business graduates complimented by a management team with years of experience. We work closely with our customers to achieve their specific goals in the design and manufacture of custom optics and mechanics to their exact requirements.
Stock Optic Solutions
We also hold a large inventory of stock optical components for use in ultra-violet, visible, near infrared and far-infrared applications that can be customized at short notice to meet your specific requirements.
Our aim is to remove the barriers to creating precision, high powered instruments capable of delivering a tightly focused laser beam with minimum loss of transmission, whilst avoiding overheating and damage, and offering product longevity, Whether your laser applications are for medical, cosmetic, biotechnology, manufacturing or research purposes, you can rely on the globally renowned optical specialists at Knight Optical for the personalised support and in-depth knowledge needed to resolve whatever may be holding you back from delivering precisely what your customers demand.
Windows for laser applications are usually designed for high transmission and reduced reflection of specific wavelengths. They play a vital role in protecting optical systems from the outside environment.
Mirrors for lasers are designed with highly accurate surface qualities that provides minimal scatter for beam steering applications. Dielectric mirrors are used for very high reflection for common laser wavelengths. These mirror coatings are also designed for high laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) so performance does not degrade rapidly over time. Laser mirrors can be produced for many wavelength ranges from UV through to far IR, and available in many forms like flat mirrors and concave mirrors.
Lenses in laser applications are used to focus collimated laser beams. They are designed to focus lasers in many different ways depending on application and type of lens. Laser light can be focused to a point using a spherical or aspheric lens, a line using a cylindrical lens or a ring using an axicon. Lenses can be coated with high performance anti-reflective coatings to maximise transmission and eliminate surface reflections.
Our rigorous testing procedures – using advanced metrology equipment and skilled QA inspectors – ensure all our products satisfy even the most specific requirements. This applies to one-off custom parts and large production runs. Every single component we supply is proven to perform. We will also provide you with all the information you require for your documentation. We can reassure you that there is transparency on your ordered items including a metrology report and a certificate of conformance to quality standards. We are able to provide you with as much information as required to ensure that legal obligations are met, allowing your instrument to be approved for use as soon as possible.
Whether you want us to manufacture optical components based on your technical drawings, or need us to design parts or systems for your brief, we have the resources to make your concepts a reality. We always start by understanding your particular needs and expectations, and work to ISO 10110, BS 4301-1991, and MIL-PRF-13830B, to produce optical components and sub-assemblies at the correct quality, on time and within budget.
Knight Optical value every one of our customers, and therefore you will be assigned a dedicated account manager, who cares as much about your project as you do. They make the process of getting a quotation to receiving an order, as smooth as possible. We go above and beyond ensuring that your supply chain experience is as stress-free as possible.
Commonly Ordered Optics
Our 2018/2019 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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