How Fresnel Lenses are used in Solar CPV Applications

31st Jan 2019 at 9:39 am

Fresnel lenses are flat on one side, with the other side made up of a number of concentric grooves acting as individual prisms, bending parallel light rays to a common focal length.

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How Optics are Revolutionising Engineering & Manufacturing Processes

23rd Jan 2019 at 9:43 am

Manufacturing and engineering have been revolutionised by the use of optics, both in terms of production and control.

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Fresnel lenses for the energy, utilities & renewable industries

Fresnel Lenses: A Brief Introduction

16th Jan 2019 at 10:02 am

Fresnel lenses, invented by Augustin Jean Fresnel, have been in used since the 19th century when they played a vital role in focusing the beams in lighthouse lamps and were also used in theatre spotlights.

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Knight Optical Joins SEIA

11th Jan 2019 at 10:06 am

Knight Optical, global leaders in precision optical component design, consultancy and manufacturing, has announced its recent membership of the Solar Energy Industries Association

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Toughened and tempered glass

Toughened Windows: What they are, and When to use them

19th Dec 2018 at 10:08 am

Optical windows are designed to maximise transmission whilst minimising absorption and reflection..

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Knight Optical Joins EPIC

17th Dec 2018 at 10:23 am

Knight Optical has joined the European Photonics Industry Consortium, the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of European photonics organisations

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Electronics and Optoelectronics: Key Considerations When Choosing Optical Components

17th Dec 2018 at 10:21 am

There are some exceptionally demanding environments out there in which electronic and optoelectronic systems are expected to perform optimally…

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optical windows & diffusers for underwater optics

The Benefits of Broadband Antireflective Coatings in Telecoms Applications

17th Dec 2018 at 10:16 am

What is broadband antireflective coating? Broadband antireflective (BBAR) coatings are designed to significantly enhance the efficiency of light transmission of any optical substrate…

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BBAR coated windows

The Benefits and Uses of Sapphire Optical Windows

7th Dec 2018 at 10:12 am

Windows play an important role in optical systems, both in terms of maximising transmission and reducing reflection, and also in protecting optical systems and electronic sensors from everything the environment throws at them.

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A Solution to the Challenge of Identifying Optical Materials

6th Dec 2018 at 10:25 am

Knight Optical, a global leader in precision optical component design, consultancy and manufacturing, has released a whitepaper entitled, ‘Identifying Optical Materials with Precision Accuracy’

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