• Microorganisms

Ultraviolet Irradiation

Recent studies have shown that a wide variety of such contaminants exist at trace concentrations in all water supplies and in the air. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a method of disinfection that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their [...]

  • Wastewater Treatment

Choosing Ultraviolet Energy For Wastewater Disinfection

Ultraviolet or UV energy is found in the electromagnetic spectrum between visible light and x-rays and can best be described as invisible radiation. In order to kill microorganisms, the UV rays must actually strike the cell. UV, or ultraviolet light, disinfects waste water by damaging the DNA and RNA of [...]

  • Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy Explained

The study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation is known as spectroscopy. Historically, spectroscopy originated through the study of visible light dispersed according to its wavelength, by a prism. Spectroscopic data is often represented by an emission spectrum, a plot of the response of interest as a function of wavelength or frequency. [...]

  • Light Communication

Li-Fi Technology

Li-Fi is a technology for wireless communication between devices using light to transmit data and position. In technical terms, Li-Fi technology – visible light communication system – is capable of transmitting data at high speeds over the visible light spectrum, ultraviolet and infrared radiation. The term Li-Fi was coined by University of Edinburgh Professor Harald Haas during a TED Talk in 2011. [...]

  • UV Rays - Swimming Pool

Treat Water With UV Rays

Swimming pool service professionals have long known that the water in a pool can be treated by utilizing ultraviolet (UV) rays instead of, or in addition to, pool chemicals such as chlorine. A new process has been adapted that can quickly break down pollutants in wastewater, swimming pool or drinking [...]

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Purify Water With UV Rays

One of the most effective means of purifying water is through the use of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays can disinfect water and kill bacteria, it can also penetrate any harmful pathogens in drinking water and destroy the microorganisms that can cause illness. The way UV rays work is by [...]

What’s New: UVS Lenses

Universe Kogaku America adds to its existing line of lenses, new F/2.8 lenses for ultraviolet quartz lens assemblies. These lenses are well suited for forensic investigation and other UV and Infra-red imaging applications. The new UVS lenses have a smaller package size than the standard UV lenses. The lenses are available in [...]

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What’s New: New Miniature UV Quartz Lens

New Miniature UV Lens   Universe Kogaku has released our unique Miniature UV Quartz Lens. Unlike anything else on the market, this lens features 9.0mm focal length with an F/number of 2.8. More importantly, this lens is packaged in the popular M12 x 0.5 pitch threaded barrel.   Call for [...]

  • 105 mm quartz lense

What’s New: UV1054B

UV1054B 105mm F/4.0 Quartz Lens - At right is the 105mm F/4.0 quartz lens shown with and without the included C-T adapter. This lens will cover 35mm film format and features an adjustable iris and focus. It has the look and feel of a high quality SLR lens and can [...]

  • UV8040BK

What’s New: UV8040BK2 78mm Quartz Lens

UV8040BK2  78mm F/3.8 Quartz Lens- The lenses at right are 78mm F/3.8  and feature adjustable iris and focus and a removable C-T mount adapter. The T-mount can be converted to Nikon F-mount with an accessory converter. This lens will cover 35mm film format.  View product details

  • UV Converter Lens

What’s New: UV Converter Lens

Universe is now offering a .7x front UV converter lens assembly to fit our 25mm series UV Quartz lenses. This converter mounts to the filter threads of the UV2528 and UV2528B lenses and will give the equivalent of 17.5mm focal length on a 2/3" maximum detector coverage. Please call to [...]

  • 50mm F/3.5 UV Quartz Lens

What’s New: 50mm F/3.5 UV Quartz Lens

Features include: Four Element all quartz optics All aluminum mechanical parts and barrel with rubber grip ring Removable C-Mount adapter reveals a universal T-Mount Transmission from 200 to over 1000nm 35mm Film Format coverage in T configuration 18mm image coverage in C-mount configuration 55mm x 0.75 filter threads Metal threaded [...]

  • UV Filters

What’s New: UV Filters

New line of Ultra Violet Quartz Lenses for imaging in the deep UV spectrum Available from stock in 25, 50, 78, and 105mm focal lengths, these lenses are well suited to forensic investigation and other UV and Infra-red imaging applications. We have designed and manufactured these lenses as a reasonably [...]

  • UV0928CM

What’s New: UV0928CM

9mm F/2.8 Ultraviolet Lens with Focus Lock Universe Kogaku America adds to its existing line of Quartz lenses, a new 9mm lens for imaging applications in the Non visible light spectrum. This lens comes with a C-Mount, but can be configured to suit any requirement. Available from stock, in the [...]

  • UV1228CM

What’s New: UV1228CM

UV1228CM - 12mm F/2.8 Ultraviolet Lens with Iris and Focus Lock Universe Kogaku America adds to its existing line of Quartz lenses, a new 12mm lens for imaging applications in the non-visible light spectrum. Available from stock, in the US, in a wide range of focal lengths, these lenses are [...]

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Ultra Violet Lights Purify Drinking Water

Ultra violet lights can help purify drinking water in both home and business settings because ultra violet is an effective way to kill potentially harmful bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms; learn more at universeoptics.com