There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in optic technology. A conglomeration of optical technology, efficient manufacturing processes and the ever-increasing innovation of scientists, researchers and new ideas are helping propel the optics field forward. The need for innovative optic technologies continue to grow and UKA Optics remains on the cutting edge of the technology.
During the past ten years the development of precision optical components and sensors for use in aerospace technologies has grown. The emerging optical technologies allow researchers to see, in greater detail, items under observation. The technologies allow for the construction of increasingly more complex systems with lighter substrates and instrumentation. The development of tools continues as a way to offer more highly calibrated devices that provide better optical surface quality images.
Through a combination of enhanced manufacturing tools and technological advances optical design codes and the creation of new optical designs and system capabilities has led to further advancements in freeform optics.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large infrared telescope that houses optical mirrors and is anticipated to be launched in 2018, an example of the advancements that are going on in the space-based precision optics field. Increased demand for smaller satellite imaging capabilities are also helping propel the innovation and creation of affordable, highly capable space-optic technologies. In 2022, it’s anticipated that the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a ground-based optic project will be launched. The telescope will allow for viewing of the entire visible sky, in multiple colors and will transmit them to a three-billion-pixel camera. It will allow researchers to view exploding supernova and to track near-earth asteroids.
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