• Hand Lens

A Guide To Hand Lenses

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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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? [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

The Art Of Creating Custom Lenses

The manufacture of lenses is a precise art and UKA Optics creates custom lenses that encompass all measurements and testing applications for many industries, medical, scientific, and military applications and more. As background to the [...]

  • Band Pass Filter

What Is A Band Pass Filter?

Bottom line, a band pass filter is “an electronic circuit or device that allows signals to pass between two frequencies.” This device will be able to discriminate and separate signals of different frequencies other than [...]

  • Fiber Optics

What Are Optics and Photonics?

The lens manufacturing specialists from UKA Optics know that not everyone understands the role that optics and photonics play in everyday life and in medical and technical settings. It is their job to understand and [...]

  • PTS-3.2M12-CCD Lenses and CMOS Lens Assemblies

The Benefits Of Hard Coating For Lenses

Traditionally, lenses and optical components were coated in soft coating. This is a process that might become obsolete because of the development of a high performing technique known as hard coating. This coating provides myriad [...]

  • IR76M49 Filters, Mounts, Rings and Accessories

Uses For Optical Filters

An optical filter is used to “attenuate or enhance an image.” An optical filter can also reflect unique wavelengths, split images into two identical images or transmit an image. The importance of choosing the correct [...]