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Knight Optical’s Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses for Autonomous Vehicle LiDAR Systems

11 May 2020

Knight Optical is well-versed in the developments within the LiDAR industry. With a vast range of LiDAR Optics suitable for the automobile sector, our optical expertise and high-quality components are frequently deployed for high-specification applications. Amongst the most commonly specified optics for Autonomous Vehicle LiDAR Systems are our premium-quality, custom-made Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses

As a reputable brand within the automobile and LiDAR sectors, Knight Optical's Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses are renowned for their quality amongst engineers and R&D professionals working on Autonomous Vehicle LiDAR applications. Our custom-made range of Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses is available in a variety of suitable near-infrared (NIR) materials for autonomous vehicle LiDAR systems, including N-BK7 (or equivalent), Sapphire, Quartz, UV Fused Silica and more. Due to its ability to correct spherical aberrations, a Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lens can be as effective as a multi-lens system. It takes up less physical space and reduces both weight and cost, making it a sought-after component for engineers working on LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, this provides the LiDAR system with better signal quality, all at lower costs, while making the system more compact.

 Typical specs:

Material: BK7 (or equivalent), Quartz, UV Fused Silica, Sapphire, B270, PMMA

Diameter: Up to 200mm dia +0, -0.02mm

Thickness: +/- 0.2mm

Flatness: < 1/2 wave over 90% aperture

Surface quality: 

Parallelism: 5 arcminutes 

Coating: Antireflective (AR) Coating @1532nm

Quality you can rely on

Quality is at the core of Knight Optical, and to ensure you profit from high-precision optics, we take the utmost care to ensure every component accurately meets your specifications. Offering unparalleled service, Knight Optical undertakes a full inspection of your optics from our ISO 9001:2015-certified, state-of-the-art Metrology Laboratory, followed by a meticulous visual examination by our dedicated QA department. 

 To discover how we can enhance your supply chain experience and to learn more about our custom-made Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses, contact a member of our technical sales team today. 

 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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