Knight Optical puts Planoconvex Lenses in the spotlight

8th Jul 2021 at 10:26 am

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.

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Mimicking Mother Nature: Biomimicry and Optical Components

16th Jun 2021 at 11:47 am

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.

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Knight Optical Knows its Optical Components for UVC Sterilisation & Disinfection

3rd Jun 2021 at 12:50 pm

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.

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Knight Optical Helps to Bridge the STEM Skills Gap

Knight Optical Helps to Bridge the STEM Skills Gap

19th May 2021 at 1:43 pm

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.

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In the Spotlight: Interference Bandpass Filters

11th May 2021 at 9:41 am

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…

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Optics for Photography: Examining Optical Components Through a Wide-Angle Lens

4th May 2021 at 11:25 am

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.

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Drone Development on Autopilot: How Are Optical Components Used in Drones?

28th Apr 2021 at 2:37 pm

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 planet

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Knight Optical’s 30 Years of Premium Quality Optical Components

14th Apr 2021 at 2:43 pm

This year, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, custom-made optical components – celebrates three decades in business

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Under the Sea: Optical Components Used for Marine Biology and Deep-Sea Exploration

1st Apr 2021 at 2:04 pm

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.

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Shining a Light on Optical Components and Solar Observation

17th Mar 2021 at 8:43 am

Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, custom-made and stock optical components – explores the relationship between optics and solar observation.  

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