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Knight Optical Improves Acrylic Dome Offering with Additional Capabilities

3rd Jan 2023

Knight Optical, the leading global supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components, has added more dimensions and a flange option to its range of Acrylic Domes.

Complementing its stock range of UV Fused Silica and BK7 (or equivalent) varieties, Knight Optical’s custom-made Acrylic Dome offering now includes a wider range of sizes. Available from 30mm all the way up to 2m, this new offering provides Knight Optical’s customers with an even greater choice when it comes to tailoring their optics.

What’s more, in addition to larger dimensions, Knight Optical’s Acrylic Domes also now come with the choice of adding a flange, making mounting easier for end applications.

As an industry-leading supplier of ultra-precision Optical Domes for high-pressure underwater viewport applications, Knight Optical works closely with manufacturers, engineers, and designers of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), underwater LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and other submersible systems and devices.

Alongside its range of Acrylic Domes, Knight Optical also offers a selection of other substrate alternatives, such as Silicon, Germanium, Zinc Selenide, certain ceramics, Toughened Glass, Colour Glass, and Sapphire.

Talking of the new capabilities, Colin Overton, CEO of Knight Optical, says: 

“Our new Acrylic Dome offering comes as welcome news to our already-thriving base of global customers working in the subsea sector. Furthermore, these new dimensions, and flange option, appeal to a fresh cluster of new businesses looking for premium quality solutions. 

 “It couldn’t be a more exciting time to be working in the subsea field, and we’re looking forward to working with manufacturers, engineers, and designers on next generation, pioneering underwater devices. 

  “It’s an industry we’ve played a part in for a long time, and the innovations that arise from this sector never cease to amaze myself and the team at Knight Optical.”

To find out more about Knight Optical’s range of Acrylic Domes, visit Alternatively, to talk to a member of the team, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1622 859444.