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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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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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Optical Glass Polishing Lapping Banner

Optical Services: Optical Polishing & Lapping

Optical lapping and polishing are finishing techniques offered by manufacturers of precision optical components such as windows, lenses, glasses and other products to meet certain optical surface requirements. Learn more.

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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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Meet the team: Hayley

Hayley Cattini looks after the HR and admin here. She plays a huge role in helping to keep everything running smoothly at UQG Optics.

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Optical Filters

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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Optical Services: Micro Dicing

Micro dicing is an optical component and substrate cutting service that custom optics can provide alongside other custom optics services such as optical assembly, glass polishing and lapping, glass grinding and cutting and custom optical coatings.

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Ray Harris

Meet the team: Ray

Ray Harris is one of the longest serving and most experienced employees at UQG Optics and looks after our production department.

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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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Carolyn Dockerty

Meet the team: Carolyn Dockerty

You know the sort of person you just can’t manage without? The one who knows everything? That’s Carolyn!

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Optical Mirrors

UQG Optical Mirrors FAQ

This month in our product FAQ we are focusing on optical mirrors. These are popular products at UQG Optics, and we wanted to answer some of the questions we get asked a lot.

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UV Fused Silica Windows Custom

Material Focus: Fused Silica Glass

Fused Silica is part of a family of optical materials (along with quartz and fused quartz) which share properties including a high working temperature, high melting temperature and low expansion coefficient.

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Range of optics

UQG Optical Components FAQ

Some Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!) to help you find the right product or service for your opticalneeds.

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Germanium Windows Custom

Materials focus: Germanium

Germanium (Ge) is a chemical element. It is a silvery-grey-white and highly brittle metalloid, with a diamond-like crystalline structure. Its chemical and physical properties make it very similar to silicon.

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New UQG Optics Website

New Website Launch

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website, showcasing all our products, materials and services for 2020 and on.

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