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Knight Optiical’s Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses for LiDAR Autonomous Vehicles

16 Nov 2020

Keeping up with the demand for technological innovations within the autonomous vehicle industry, Knight Optical supplies a range of optical components ideally suited to LiDAR applications within the automobile sector.

 Known for their reliability and premium quality amongst some of the biggest names within the motor field, our Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses provide some of the industry's leading LiDAR-based autonomous systems with ultimate precision. Unlike Singlet Lenses which often feature spherical aberration resulting in optical distortion, Aspheric Lenses correct irregularities due to their non-spherical formation; therefore, allow a single component lens to collimate or focus highly divergent rays. This potentially allows for the replacement of a multi-lens system with one single component.  For LiDAR-based devices, in particular, this provides better quality signalling and a cost-effective, compact alternative, when compared to more cumbersome multi-lens setups.

 Available as custom-made components only, we offer Diamond-Turned Aspheric Lenses from a range of suitable NIR materials for LiDAR-driven autonomous vehicle applications. These include N-BK7 (or equivalent), Sapphire, Quartz, UV Fused Silica, plus more.

 Typical Specs:

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

Diameter: Up to 200mm diameter, +0, -0.02mm

Thickness: +/- 0.2mm

Flatness: < 1/2 wave over 90% aperture

Surface Quality: < 40-20 scratch/dig

Parallelism: 5 arcmin

Coating: Anti-Reflective (AR) coating @1532nm

 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 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 

 View our QA and Metrology information

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