Germanium windows, DLC coated and AR anti reflection coated Ge windows available from stock
We offer AR ( antireflection ) coatings for the 7-14 & 8-14um region These can be custom manufactured to your exact specifications We hold stock of AR / DLC diamond / carbon coatings. Our Germanium ( Ge )windows are used in FLIR thermal imaging and survailence systems.
Germanium (Ge) optics are commonly found in Thermal Imaging Systems, and FLIR applications due to its high transmission in the 8µm to 12µm region.
Specific coatings applied to stock Germanium windows are listed below
Custom coatings are available on our Germanium windows on request
NOTE: Items ending with SO are special order and might not be available immediately from stock. Please contact us to check
New STOCK sizes added belowView Germanium Windows Anti-Reflection Coated
Silicon (Si) optics are primarily used in the 1.1- 7μm range. Silicon is ideally suited for weight sensitive applications having a Density of 2.329 g/cm3
Silicon is typically used in the 3 - 5μm for Thermal Imaging Systems
IPL Intense Pulsed Light Optics are used in medical cosmetic devices and applications
BK7 IPL lightguide block are also reffered to as BK7 crystal blocks or lightguides and waveguides.
We offer a standard range of IPL filters and can also manufacture these for custom wavelengths
In addition to our standard range of IPL optics, we also offer solutions for custom applications
NOTE: Please contact us to check stock levels for the IPL-B48-10 before orderingView IPL Optics
A cover glass, cover slip or coverslip or is a thin flat piece of transparent material usually square or rectangular in shape that is placed over objects for viewing with a microscope. The object is usually held between the cover slip and a thicker microscope slide which rests on the microscope's stage or slide holder and provides the physical support for the object and slip.View Microscope Cover Slips
A microscope slide is a thin flat piece of glass, typically 75 by 26 mm and about 1 mm thick and is used to hold objects for examination under a microscope. Typically the object is placed or secured on the slide, and then both are inserted together in the microscope for viewing. This arrangement allows several slide-mounted objects to be quickly inserted and removed from the microscope, labelled, transported, and stored in appropriate slide cases or folders.View Microscope Slides
In addition to stock filters we also hold raw unpolished filter sheets allowing us to quickly manufacture custom sizes.
We also have stock of CHANCE PILKINGTON RAW FILTER MATERIAL
Filters can be custom made in sizes up to 165mm x 165mm
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We hold a stock of N-BK7 and Fused Silica lenses in Convex and concave form.
Bi Concave lenses are available on request
We also offer Sapphire lenses, Silicon Lenses, Germanium lenses, SF11 lenses, SF5 lenses.
We can manufacture lenses in any optical material required. Please contact us with your specific requirements
Custom lenses are available on request.
Right angle prisms are typically used to bend image paths or redirect light at 90°. This produces a left handed image and depending on the orientation of the prism, the image may be inverted or reverted. Right angle prisms can also be used in combination for image/beam displacement. N-BK7 Right Angle Prisms are made from precision N-BK7 for use in a variety of visible light applications.
A right-angle prism may be used as a 90° reflector or 180° retroreflector by means of total internal reflection
Other than minor reflection losses from the entry and exit faces, TIR exhibits 100% reflectivity over a wide wavelength range. The hypotenuse can also be used as a first surface reflector. In this application, the overcoat of black paint should be removed
Right Angle Prisms can be orientated to produce inverted or reverted left handed images,. Two Right Angle Prisms can be used for image or beam displacement applications. These prisms are also referred to as image reflection or reflecting prisms.
We can offer a wide range of Right Angle Prisms in a variety of sizes and substrates, with reflection or anti-reflection coating options. Aluminium coatings are available for the hypotenuse to increase reflectivity. AR (Anti-reflection) coatings are available for the Prism’s faces to decrease reflectivity in the Ultraviolet (UV), Visible, or Infrared (IR).
Right Angle prisms can also be manufactured in other substrates including UV Fused Silica, N-SF11, Calcium Fluoride (CaF2), Germanium (Ge), Silicon ( Si) or Zinc Selenide (ZnSe).
Dove Prisms can be used as image rotators. As light passes through the prism the image is rotated by 180°View Optical Prisms
Our Optical windows are available from 2mm diameter up to 300mm (+/- 0.1mm) and 2mm square up to 300mm square. We can also manufacture other shapes, rectangular or hexagonal etc.
Please see the product categories below for newly reduced pricing for 2016
Schott KL Series Cold Light Sources.
We offer the full SCHOTT KL Series range of Lightsources and accessories, from ringlights to focusing lenses and filters and spare bulbs and fuses
Cold Light Source for Microscope and machine vision applications. We sell and supply the following Cold Light Sources and accessories.
If the item you require is not listed, please contact us
We offer VAT exempt sales for Universities & research facilities on these items on production of a valid VAT exemption certificate. Please either contact us EMAIL US or add products to the quote form to purchase VAT free
We offer a range of products and services for the ameteur telescope enthusiast such as grinding powders, polishing powders /compounds, telescope aluminising services.
We offer a Telescope mirror re coating service for both Primary and Secondary telescope mirrors. We also offer a recoating service for Sextant mirrors.
Please contact us for pricing and details
We offer Telescope Blanks made from SCHOTT Suprax Low Expansion material. These can be supplied either 'as cast' or ground finish - in stock for immediate delivery in selected sizes. Custom sizes available on request.
Sometimes referred to as PYREX, LE, borosilicate or Borofloat, these SUPRAX Blanks are of the highest quality
300mm Diameter & 50mm thick make these the perfect substrate for a for Low expansion Telescope Mirror blankView Telescope Products & Services