You may know them best for their original use in lighthouses, where they’re famously recognised as “the invention that saved a million ships”. Or perhaps you initially think of their employment in traffic light design, where they’re used for the same inherent advantages. But, in recent years, Fresnel Lenses, and their unique characteristics, have been recognised and tapped into by a different sector – the virtual reality (VR) industry.
Looking ahead to the next advancement, Industry 5.0, we’re set to see more joint operations than ever before, with robots, quite literally, working hand in hand with humans.
At Knight Optical, we work with a variety of subsea companies on everything from high-precision optical components for cameras and lights through to lasers, sensors and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs).
Knight Optical offfers most Gratings, Graticules and Resolution Charts typically include patterns and are highly sought after for optical testing purposes. Dependent on the component in question (and, of course, its end application), these markings serve several roles, such as within testing devices or as weapon sights or range-finding purposes,
Last month, Knight Optical, the global supplier of metrology-tested, premium-quality optical components, sponsored a University of Kent celebratory event that applauded Professor Adrian Podoleanu’s honourable career in the invigorating scientific field of optics.