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Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation

2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

The first ever automated underwater robot has now completed its first operation, diving down 500 meters and collecting a sample. The robot, named Nereid Under Ice (NEI), was development in partnership with The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NASA’s Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR) program. [...]

Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

A Guide To Hand Lenses

2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

Hand lenses are utilized in many industries including jewelry but they also serve the earth science fields as a great tool to view objects at a magnified scale, on site and without the bulkiness of other magnifying devices. A hand lens comprises of 2 parts, the first being the optics [...]

A Guide To Hand Lenses2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

3D Simulations Of Black Hole Dynamics

2020-04-28T18:12:34-04:00

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. […]

3D Simulations Of Black Hole Dynamics2020-04-28T18:12:34-04:00

What Is An Optical Beam Expander?

2020-04-28T18:13:28-04:00

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 [...]

What Is An Optical Beam Expander?2020-04-28T18:13:28-04:00

High-Resolution Lens Assemblies

2020-04-28T18:13:28-04:00

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. […]

High-Resolution Lens Assemblies2020-04-28T18:13:28-04:00

Laser Technology Advancements

2020-05-03T11:58:53-04:00

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 [...]

Laser Technology Advancements2020-05-03T11:58:53-04:00

How Lenses Are Designed

2020-04-28T18:13:41-04:00

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 [...]

How Lenses Are Designed2020-04-28T18:13:41-04:00

Thin Lens Captures Colors

2020-04-28T17:56:18-04:00

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” [...]

Thin Lens Captures Colors2020-04-28T17:56:18-04:00

How To Choose A Lens Manufacturer

2020-04-28T17:56:41-04:00

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 [...]

How To Choose A Lens Manufacturer2020-04-28T17:56:41-04:00