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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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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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shipping port indicating supply chain

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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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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Optical filters

What to look for in an optical components company: Part 2

Here we discuss and conclude the most important factors that buyers should think about when purchasing optical components from an optics provider.

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Lab technician showing customer precision cut optical material

Key factors to look for in an optical components supplier: Part 1

This article is the first of two covering a range of factors that buyers of optical components should look for in an optics company.

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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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