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Knight Optical’s Z-Cut Quartz Windows for use in the Security Industry

24 Aug 2021

Knight Optical can offer Z-Cut Quartz Windows for use within the security industry.

We supply a range of Z-Cut Quartz windows for a range of applications – all individually QA checked and metrology tested for quality to ensure parts meet customers’ specifications. What’s more, our Z-Cut Quartz Windows are supplied in a range of sizes and shapes with custom coatings tailored to meet your individual applications.

Knight Optical supply precision optical components to customers within the security industry. Z-Cut Quartz windows can be used in the terahertz region for non-invasive scanning of individuals. These types of scans can detect objects such as weapons and are used in airports and other high-security locations.

Quartz is a birefringent material, which affects the polarisation of light passing through it, and is cut specifically along the Z-axis to maintain polarisation. Z-Cut Quartz is used in applications where quartz is an ideal material; yet changes to polarisation are required.

Typical specs:

Material:                                             Z-Cut Quartz (SiO2)

Shape:                                                  Circular windows, square windows

Dimensional Tolerances:              +/- 0.1mm

Parallelism:                                        < 3 arcminutes

Surface Quality:                               <40-20 Scratch/Dig
                                < 0.5 λ PV@ 633nm

Coating:                                               Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings for application bandwidth (if required)

All our Z-Cut Quartz Windows are fully inspected on their quality in our ISO 9001-certified, state-of-the-art Metrology laboratory, using our Zygo Verifire Interferometer and Trioptics PrismMaster. This allows us to work to the highest QA standards and meet the tolerance specifications on these precision components.

Contact our technical sales team to discover how Knight Optical’s high-quality Z-Cut Quartz Windows and superior service can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.

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
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