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Knight Optical’s Custom Rod Lenses for Optical Systems

05 Dec 2021

With four variants to choose from – Plain, 45º type and Laserline Generator and Graded Index types – as well as our custom-made optics, Knight Optical's range of Rod Lenses meets the most complex of Optical System requirements.

A particular type of Cylindrical Lens, our Rod Lenses are typically manufactured in Borosilicate (or equivalent); ideal for Optical Systems operating over the visible and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths. What's more, we also offer a range of Rod Lenses in UV Grade Fused Silica for applications working in the ultraviolet (UV) waveband down to 185nm. 

As well as custom-made Rod Lenses, we also offer a stock range in a variety of shapes and sizes – and, if required, with custom coatings tailored to meet your specifications. Alongside our vast range of stock and custom-made offerings, we also supply Rod Lenses as mounted and unmounted components and polishing on both ends. 

Typical specs:

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

Shapes: Plane, 45°

Dimensional tolerances: +/- 0.1mm

Centring: < 3 arcminutes

Surface quality: <40-20 Scratch/Dig

Surface figure: < 5(1) @ 633nm 

Coating:  Antireflective (AR) coatings for application bandwidth (if required)

Mounting: Available on request

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 stock and custom-made Rod 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 

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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