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
Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of custom-made and stock premium-quality optical components – uncovers all you need to know about Planoconvex Lenses. What are Planoconvex Lenses?
As the name suggests, Planoconvex Lenses have one plane and one convex surface. With a positive focal length, their formation means they are ideally suited to applications that require focused, collected or collimated light.
There’s so much that we can learn from the natural world that surrounds us, and unbeknownst to some, there are elements within our lives that imitate organic movements and strategies. Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, on-spec optical components –looks at some of the latest developments in biomimicry.Read more
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.
It’s no secret that there’s a current skills shortage within Britain and beyond. No industry has witnessed such a deficit of a next-generation workforce than the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector.Read more
Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of custom-made and stock premium-quality optical components – uncovers all you need to know about Interference Bandpass Filters. Read More…Read more
When you think of optics, perhaps one of the most commonly considered applications is photography. Here at Knight Optical, we have provided custom-manufactured optical components for all categories of photography – from sports and architecture to high fashion, landscape and even astrophotography. In this article, we explore the use of a handful of our optics within photographic applications.Read more
Last month, NASA made a huge announcement – the success of its Ingenuity helicopter taking flight on Mars, making the UAV the first-ever aircraft to “make a powered, controlled flight on another planetRead more
This year, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, custom-made optical components – celebrates three decades in businessRead more
We delve further south into the deep blue and explore how our optics are used in the sea for marine biology and deep-sea exploration.Read more