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Optical Prisms

The Benefits of Using Optical Prisms in Imaging Systems

We explore the benefits of using optical prisms in imaging systems, the different types of prisms available, and how to select the right prism for a given application.

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Borosilicate Windows and Plates

Material Focus: Borosilicate Glass

We delve deeper into the subject of borosilicate glass, discuss its pivotal role in optical components and cover some FAQs on this remarkable material.

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IR Fused Quartz Windows & Plates Custom

Product Focus: Fused Silica Vs Fused Quartz

Fused Silica and Fused Quartz are amongst some of the most popular optical materials. What are the similarities and benefits between the two?

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Sapphire Windows - AR Coated Custom

The key differences between Sapphire Windows & Plates

Sapphire windows and plates can be utilised in a wide range of optical components, we review the key benefits and differences between them.

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BK7 Plano Convex & Bi Vex Lenses Custom

How Optical Lenses are used in precision applications

Optical lenses can be used for a variety of precision applications in the science, medical, imaging, defence and industrial sectors.

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SPIE Photonex 2022

SPIE Photonex Exhibition 2022

We recently attended the SPIE Photonex 2022 exhibition, the UK’s leading annual conference for optics and photonics.

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Optical Components in Aerospace

The potential of Optical Components in Aerospace and Defence

Optical Components in Aerospace and Defence are made to the highest quality and strictest tolerances and are used in a range of applications.

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How are modern supply chains disrupting OEMs?

Supply chains disrupting OEMs can be traced back to several global factors that have culminated to cause widespread disruption.

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Mounted UV IR Blocking Filters Custom

Product Focus: Optical Filters

Optical Filters can be designed and manufactured to either limit the spectrum of light or allow it to transmit for specific applications.

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optics in motorsports

What’s driving the latest optical technology in motorsports?

We dive into how optical components in motorsports are helping to fuel important technological advancements within performance and entertainment.

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Infrared Light

How infrared (IR) technology has developed in the last 10 years

Over the past decade it is possible to pick out many examples of how IR technology has advanced in its’ own right

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Micro Dicing Substrates

Optical Services Focus: Glass Dicing

Glass dicing – or micro dicing – is used in the production of a wide range of optical components playing a key role in the optics sector.

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UV Coverslips Custom

Spotlight On Microscope Slides and Coverslips

Laboratories need precision microscope slides and coverslips for a wide range of uses, ranging from optical microscopy to cytology.

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Kelvin Biggs

An Interview with Kelvin Biggs, MD of UQG Optics

An interview Optical expert with Kelvin Biggs, we discuss optical components, materials and gain insights into industrial optics.

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Schott Filters

Schott Filters

Schott filters are optical glass filters made from high quality, optically polished Schott coloured optical glass.

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Importance of certified accreditations for optical components buyers

Quality accreditations and professional certifications give optical components buyers reassurance a supplier is a reliable, expert authority.

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Cyber essentials accredition

UQG Optics is Cyber Essentials certified.

To demonstrate our commitment to securing our IT systems against cyber-attack, UQG Optics is Cyber Essentials certified.

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Fused Quartz Crystals

Materials Focus: Fused Quartz

Fused quartz is made by melting naturally occurring quartz crystals, one of the most abundant naturally occurring minerals on the planet.

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Spotlight on Technical Glasses

Technical glasses are used in highly specialised applications in the scientific, pharmaceutical and optoelectronics sectors.

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Germanium Windows

Germanium Windows: Uses, Properties, Options and Coatings

Germanium is a heavy, highly brittle substance with a silver-grey-white appearance and a diamond-like, crystalline structure ideal for optical systems.

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