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COP26: Cultivating Technologies for Climate Change

13th Nov 2021 at 11:44 am

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – or as it’s otherwise acknowledged ‘COP26’ – sent waves through the sphere in November. As world leaders gathered inside Glasgow’s SEC for the 26th conference to formulate climate change antidotes, the world waited in anticipation for drip-fed updates on refined reformations and pragmatic pledges. In this blog, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of optical components for scientific applications and forward-thinking technologies – explores the crux of recent COP26 discussions and investigates some technologies that seek to alleviate concerns relating to the climate crisis.

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Knight Optical puts Optical Flats in the Spotlight

22nd Oct 2021 at 11:07 am

To coincide with this month’s optics focus, we’re diving into our sought-after range of Optical Flats. In this summarising blog, we’ll explore the main features of these optical components, explain how they work and reveal the customisation elements that are available here at Knight Optical.

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What Optical Components & Ever-Evolving Technologies Are Changing the Face of the Beauty Industry?

20th Oct 2021 at 10:39 am

The beauty industry is a multi-billion-pound business. According to research from Global Data, more consumers will be willing to invest even more money in the health and beauty sector in the future, making the market the fastest growing industry in the UK by 20221. Where there’s growth, technology usually follows closely behind, and the beauty industry is no exception. In this blog, Knight Optical – the leading global supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – explores the ground-breaking technologies that are set to change the face of the beauty industry as we know it.

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A Prosperous Post-Pandemic Pathway for Knight Optical 

9th Oct 2021 at 12:48 pm

While COVID-related repercussions have impacted the world over the past year and a half, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – has demonstrated its business resilience by swiftly adapting to disruptions and maintaining business-as-usual status amidst a worldwide pandemic.

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In the Spotlight: Infrared (IR) Windows

22nd Sep 2021 at 9:35 am

In this blog, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of stock and custom-made premium-quality optical components – investigates some popular uses for its Infrared (IR) Windows and talks through these highly-specified optics’ key features.

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Biometric Technology: The Many Faces of Facial Recognition

1st Sep 2021 at 2:41 pm

The adoption of facial recognition technology in today’s tech-savvy world is rife, and, unlike many perceived a few decades ago, it’s not just high-tech, futuristic devices that sport the tech. Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – explores the rising use of facial recognition.

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Optical Components Making Waves in the Water Industry

14th Aug 2021 at 12:23 pm

Water – the single most precious resource for all. Without it, there simply wouldn’t be life. Whether it’s potable or non-potable, every drop of water makes a difference, and each continent faces water scarcity in some shape or form. How optics are used.

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Knight Optical answers the question: What are Optical Payloads?

27th Jul 2021 at 4:38 pm

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.

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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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