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Knight Optical’s Custom-Made Tapered Homogenizing Rods for IPL Applications

29 Mar 2021

Knight Optical’s extensive portfolio of optical components comprises a wide variety of Tapered Homogenizing Rods, which are particularly suitable for use with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems. Manufactured from BK7 (or equivalent) or UV Grade Fused Silica, they help to distribute light within these cosmetic laser-based devices evenly. 

As the name suggests, our Tapered Homogenizing Rods can achieve homogenized illumination output from non-uniform light sources; this is thanks to their makeup. With Tapered Homogenizing Rods, a light source will enter the pipe via a series of incident angles; this formation is designed to utilise the pipe’s total internal reflection and channel the light from the entrance through to the exit of the component. 

At Knight Optical, we understand the importance of ultra-precision and the need for tailor-made solutions; particularly with regards to cosmetic applications such as IPL devices – which are often used for hair removal procedures. It's for this reason that we offer our Tapered Homogenizing Rods as custom-made components; for seamless integration with any device, regardless of size or requirements. This made-to-measure service allows you to specify the dimensions, substrates, tolerances and optical coatings – if required – that are best suited to your application.  

Typical specs:

Material: BK7 (or equivalent), UV Fused Silica (UVFS) or other optical glass

Length tolerance: +/- 0.3mm

Aperture tolerance:  +/-0.1mm

Surface quality:  <60-40 Scratch/Dig

Coating: Optional

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 stock and custom-made Homogenizing Rods, 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 

Knight Optical Ltd
Roebuck Business Park
ME17 1AB
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)1622 859444
Fax: 44 (0)1622 859 555
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