Black Hole

3D Simulations Of Black Hole Dynamics

In the past, 3D simulations of black hole dynamics have modelled plasma made of electrons and positrons as a continuum. Recently, and for the first time, a team of astrophysicists have calculated how individual particles of matter and antimatter swirl around a rotating black hole.

C Mount

C Mount

A C mount is a type of lens mount that is commonly found on 16 mm movie cameras, CCTV, machine vision cameras and microscope phototubes. A c mount adapter for a microscope without a lens in it, is merely a connector for a camera. What is seen is a ‘direct image’ on the monitor screen, […]

Optical Beam Expander

What Is An Optical Beam Expander?

An optical beam expander (also known as a collimator or up-collimator) is a two, or more, element optical system that changes the divergence characteristics and the size of the beam.  They take a beam of light and expand its size. They are also used to reduce the beam diameter which may be useful when using acousto- […]

High Resolution Lens

High-Resolution Lens Assemblies

UKA specializes in designing and manufacturing high quality, precision lenses. We have several high-resolution lens assemblies from which you can choose depending on the specific parameters that would be the most suitable to meet the requirements with respect to image size and quality.

Laser Technology Advancements

Laser Technology Advancements

Imagine knowing enough about Earth’s atmosphere to predict climate trends, or knowing enough about a hurricane to get the right people evacuated. Consider a time when advances in medical procedures retire the scalpel to the museum. Even in precision-manufacturing, laser technology advancements can potentially bring consumer costs down because of its efficiency.

How Lenses Are Designed

Lenses can be found in objects that range from microscopes, lasers and other pieces of medical equipment, in the automobile industry for sensors and in self-driving vehicles and for security equipment. What is optical design? The business of lens design and manufacture is based on specifications of a particular client or object into which the […]

Harvard Engineering

Thin Lens Captures Colors

Researchers from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a flat, ultra thin lens that is made from light-concentrating silicon antennas and a glass substrate. This lens is capable of color correction at a high level in a single, miniaturized lens. Shining light through an “achromatic metasurface” means the lens will automatically […]

custom cctv lens assemblies

How To Choose A Lens Manufacturer

Choosing the correct lens manufacturer is crucial to your company receiving the lens necessary for the tasks it performs. Whether you’re in the medical, optical or any field in between that utilizes lenses, take your time to assure you’re getting the best manufacturer for your unique lens needs. When you’re in the market for a […]

Polarization

What Is Polarization?

Optical applications, in many instances, require an understanding of the manipulation of polarization of light. In optical design, many times the focus is on intensity of light and wavelengths while at the same time ignoring polarization. This isn’t to say that polarization isn’t a crucial part of the process, but polarization in and of itself […]

Optical Design

Optical Design And Optical System Integration

The optic lens manufacturers from UKA Optics field the question several times, “What is optical design?” They also work with potential customers and explain how optical design connects with all other optics areas, optical engineering and optical systems. If you’re a “general reader” interested in general information about lenses and optics then this post is […]