News & Information: Optical Products

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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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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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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Schott Filters

Schott Filters

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

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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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Calcium Fluoride Microscope Slides Stock

Material Focus: Calcium Fluoride

Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) is a naturally occurring optical substance with a unique range of propertie

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Sapphire Windows & Plates Random Orientation Stock

UQG Sapphire Windows and Plates

Sapphire Optical windows and plates are flat components which are placed in a range of devices and systems with the purpose of transmitting the specific wavelength of light required by the application in question

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Optical Prisms Information

Product Focus: Optical Prisms

Optical prisms are designed and manufactured with the aim of steering, bending, dispersing and shifting light in order to manipulate images.

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BK7 Plano Convex & Bi Vex Lenses Stock

Product Focus: Optical Lenses

Optical lenses are designed and crafted with the aim of being able to focus or diverge light. Learn more about this product.

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BK7 Windows Custom

Part 2: Optical Windows

In this second part of our two articles on these widely used optical components, we look at substrate options and review a range of specific custom options.

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Borosilicate Windows and Plates Optical Custom

Part 1: Optical Windows

In this first of our two articles on these widely used optical components, we look at the key properties of Optical Windows as well as their use in a huge range of scientific, medical, defence and industrial sectors and applications.

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Custom Optics - Sawing

Custom Optics

Custom optics are needed by scientific and industrial companies involved in the design and manufacturing of bespoke optical systems, equipment and instrumentation.

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Optical Filter

Optical filters are used by many manufacturers of scientific instruments, engineering, research and development and equipment around the world. All our optical filters can be supplied from a standard range stock, while custom sizes and specifications can be custom-made to your specific design.

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Sapphire Windows & Plates - Random Orientation Custom

Material Focus: Sapphire

Sapphire is an extremely hard crystal and the hardest oxide material, offering excellent structural properties and resistance to scratching. As an optical material, sapphire provides excellent thermal conductivity even at low temperatures.

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