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Knight Optical’s UV Fused Silica Lenses for Solid State Lasers

Date Announced: 25 Jan 2018

Knight Optical is pleased to announce increase supply of UVFS lenses for use in Solid State Laser applications

UV FS is a prime choice for lenses in use with Solid State Lasers due to its consistently high transmission in the UV/VIS/NIR regions. This means that it can be used with a range of different laser types, such as Titanium-doped sapphire (tuneable to 660-1080nm) or Alexandrite (tuneable to 700-820nm) with very little change in performance.

UV FS is comparable to N-BK7 or other similar optical glasses in its performance, having a very similar average transmission over the VIS range up to approximately 2000nm and a slightly lower refractive index. The Abbe constants of UV FS are also very similar to that of N-BK7, although slightly higher.

Typical specs:

Material:                                          UV Grade Fused Silica

Operating Wavelength                    587nm
Diameter Tolerance:                        +0 / -0.10mm

Centring Tolerance                         Focal Length Tolerance:                ± 0.2mm (<10mm) ±2.0% (10mm – 1000mm)

Centre Thickness Tolerance          ±0.2mm

Surface Figure                              3/ 3 (1)

Surface Quality:                           

Coating:                                       Optional

All our UV Fused Silica Lenses are fully inspected on their quality in our ISO 9001 certified, state-of-the-art Metrology laboratory, using our Trioptics Optispheric, and Starrett AV300 and Zygo Verifire XPZ. This allows us to work to the highest QA standards and meet the tolerance specifications on these precision components.

Contact our technical sales team to discover how Knight Optical’s high quality UV FS lenses and superior service can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.

UK, Europe, Asia & RoW: E-Mail info@knightoptical.co.uk  Tel +44 (0)1622 859444

USA & Canada: E-Mail usasales@knightoptical.com Tel +001 401-583-7846


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Rhode Island 02852
Telephone: (001)401-583-7846
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