Optics for University and Research
Knight Optical is an established supplier of precision optical components for universities and research departments, with applications for disciplines including particle physics, nanoscience, astronomy, engineering, bioscience, chemistry, psychology and many more.
Hundreds of different institutions worldwide rely on us to deliver accurate optical components made to their bespoke specifications. We ensure the high quality of every one of our products by using the latest metrology equipment and skilled QA inspectors. We understand the need for accuracy when carrying out scientific research. Whether your application is for a one-off test or a long running experiment, our experienced workforce is here to help. Examples of custom optics supplied to academic and research institutions include quartz tubes, infrared laser windows with high damage thresholds and high precision prisms with demanding angular and dimensional tolerances.
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.
Bespoke Optical Solution for Research and Development
We can make your optical designs a reality and develop your research capabilities. Knight Optical works closely with companies and research organisation to overcome optical challenges and supply high quality optical component solutions.
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 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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