Knight Optical’s UV Fused Silica Lenses for Flame Detection
11 Oct 2019
Thanks to a high transmission in the near-infrared (NIR) waveband (approximately <92% avg 400-2000nm), UV Fused Silica is an excellent component choice for flame detection applications. The benefit of UV Fused Silica’s high transmission enables flame detectors to identify different wavelengths accurately; offering a clear distinction between spectrums.
With a high melting point (compared to N-BK7 [or equivalent] substrates), UV Fused Silica can also withstand high-temperature environments. Its low coefficient thermal expansion (0.55x10-6K-1 at 300K) compared to N-BK7 (or equivalent) (7.1x10-6K-1) results in quality optical performance when subjected to high temperatures.
Similar to N-BK7 (or equivalent) in performance, UV Fused Silica has a remarkably similar average transmission over the visible range, up to approximately 2000nm, and a slightly lower refractive index. The Abbe constants of UV Fused Silica are also very similar to that of N-BK7 (or equivalent), although somewhat higher.
Material: UV Grade Fused Silica
Operating Wavelength: 587nm
Diameter Tolerance: +0 / -0.10mm
Focal Length Tolerance: ± 0.2mm (<10mm), ±2.0% (10mm – 1000mm)
Centre Thickness Tolerance: ±0.2mm
Surface Figure: 3/ 3 (1)
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To discover how we can enhance your supply chain experience and to learn more about our custom-made UV Fused Silica Lenses, contact a member of our technical sales team today.
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