Optical diamond turning
Diamond turning is used when cutting materials that are viable as infrared optical components and certain non-linear optical components. This process produces surfaces with drastically reduced or eliminated diffraction effects which eliminates the need for post polishing reducing manufacturing time and costs.
Diamond turned reflective, refractive, and diffractive optical systems are manufactured for use in the following applications:
- Tactical aircraft targeting
- Night vision
- Missile guidance
- Hyperspectral imagers
- Helmet mounted displays
- Analytical instrumentation
- Semiconductor optics
Materials include plastics, metals, crystals and silicon based glasses and ceramics.
For more information or to place an order contact our multilingual technical sales team on +44 (0)1622 859 444 or email us and discover how Knight Optical can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.