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Product Announcement

Knight Optical’s Beamsplitters for Food Sorting Systems

20 Oct 2020

Our Beamsplitter Cubes are one of the most commonly used optical components within industry-leading food sorting machines. Installed within the machine's camera-based device (or optical system), Beamsplitters divide incoming single-lens light sources into different channels – each of these channels are then filtered into a specific spectral region.

 Beamsplitter Cubes allow P-polarised light transmission and reflect S-polarised light at 90º. The quality of the cube itself is typically defined by the extent and accurate beam deviation of transmitted and reflected polarised light – also by the extinction ratio of the cube.

 Similar to Non-Polarising Cubes, our Polarising Beamsplitter Cubes are AR-coated on the outside faces to reduce reflection. Manufactured to the highest possible quality, they are formed by optically cementing two precision right-angled prisms together along the hypotenuse length.

 Available as custom-made components only, our Polarising Beamsplitter Cubes are supplied in application-specific dimensions and tolerances to meet the exact needs of every project. What's more, custom coatings can be applied to our Beamsplitter Cubes; providing optimum transmission and protection for all types of camera-based food sorting machines.

 Typical Specifications:

Material: N-BK7 (or equivalent), UV Grade Fused Silica

Dimension Tolerances: +0, -0.02mm

Flatness: <λ/4 over CA

Surface Quality:

Angles: +/-1 arcmin

Coatings: Visible and NIR coating options available

NB: P-polarisation transmission >90%, S-polarisation reflection >99%

 First-Class Quality

Quality is the driving force behind 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 Polarising Beamsplitter Cubes, 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 

 View our QA and Metrology information

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