Custom Optics

Custom optics manufacturer such as lenses, prisms, mirrors, filters and windows

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Custom Optics Manufacture

Kingsview Optical specialises in custom optics manufacture and has been in business since 1996. Over that time we have developed a reputation for quality, reliability and quick delivery manufacturing a range of custom optical components. From prototype batches to full scale production we are happy to offer both.

Where we differ from others we can offer a one stop solution for custom optics in the UK. The whole optical manufacturing process is carried out at our site this includes optical component manufacture, metalwork housing if necessary and optical coating. This gives us greater control and quicker deliveries improving time to market. If needed we can also offer an optical lens design service tailor made to your requirements. We are also happy to offer advice on your application discussing potential solutions and manufacturing tolerances.

We are also please to say our custom optics and design practices are fully audited to ISO 9001 standards.

Custom Optical Lenses Capability

  • Optotech CNC Optical Polishing – Spherical Optics 5-80mm

  • Conventional Polishing – 0.5mm -200mm diameter lenses

  • CNC edging – Complex shapes can be edged with features like steps and bevels

  • Optical Coating  Multilayer A/R to metal mirror coats

  • Optical Cementing – Precision bonding and alignment of doublets and triplets

  • Zygo with MX software – Surface Reports can be requested with your lenses

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer – To measure AR coating performance of reflection to transmission 300-3000nm

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Custom micro prism

Custom Optical Prism Capability

  • Sizes – 0.5mm endoscopic micro prisms to large periscope prisms

  • CNC edging – Complex shapes can be edged with features like steps and bevels

  • Optical Coating  Multilayer A/R to metal mirror coats

  • Precision Angle – Using Taylor Hobson autocollimators we can achieve better than 10 arc seconds

  • Zygo with MX software – To measure flatness surface reports can be provided

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer – To measure optical coating reflection and transmission

  • Examples – Right angle, dove, roof, polarizing etc

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Custom Optical Filters

  • Twin Lap polishing – When parallelism is important can achieve better than 10 arc seconds

  • CNC edging – Complex shapes can be edged with features like steps and bevels

  • Optical Coating  Multilayer A/R to metal mirror coats

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer – To measure optical coating reflection and transmission

  • Materials – Schott, Hoya or Isuzu

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Custom Schott KG5 with gold mirror reflector
Custom protected gold mirrors

Custom Optical Mirrors

  • CNC edging – Complex shapes can be edged with features like steps and bevels

  • Optical Mirror Coating – Wide range of mirror materials available including aluminium, silver, gold and dielectric

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer – To measure optical coating reflection and transmission

  • Components mirror coated – Lenses, prisms and windows available

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Custom Windows

  • Twin Lap polishing – When parallelism is important can achieve better than 10 arc seconds

  • CNC edging – Complex shapes can be edged with features like steps and bevels

  • Optical Coating  Multilayer A/R to metal mirror coats

  • Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer – To measure optical coating reflection and transmission

  • Materials – Schott, Ohara, CDGM or Fused Silica

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Custom Sandwiched polariser sheet window with AR coat

Custom Optical Coating services

Kingsview Optical can offer a range of standard or custom optical coating options dependent on your application. Our coating service is all done at our site meaning we can reduce costs and improve delivery rather than sending it externally.

Optical Coating Options

  • Broadband Antireflective (BBAR) – Multilayer coating typical range of 425-650nm. Can be made wider and optimised to suit.

  • Single layer Magnesium Fluoride (MgF2) – Standard coating works over a large range of angles of incidence

  • Optimised V coat – When you are only interested in a small wavelength range

  • Polarising beamsplitting – Custom Dielectric coating

  • Mirror Coating – Range of metals including aluminium, silver, gold, chrome, dielectric

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Custom lens design

  • Optical design capability – Tailor made solutions using Zemax optical design software

  • Mechanical design – Full metalwork design using solidworks

  • Deliverables – Can provide Zemax optical design files and 2d lens drawings with optical tolerances

  • Full prototype manufacture – Can manufacture optics and metalwork fully assembled

  • Advice – Can offer advice on lens tolerances and potential solutions to customers projects

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Custom graticules

  • Customer Supplied patterns – With the customer supplying the pattern they need we can manufacture custom graticules quickly through photolithography.

  • Graticule materials – Wide range of materials from chrome, aluminium, gold or our own high contrast black

  • Different optical components – Can produce graticules on a range of components including windows, prisms and lenses.

  • Different applications – Graticules used in a range of applications such as sighting devices, resolution charts and counting chambers.

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Why choose us for custom optics?

At Kingsview Optical we really are a one stop solution for custom optics manufacture in the UK. We supply a large range of optical components across industries including industrial, defence and augmented reality. Kingsview is also fully audited to ISO 9001.

Our speciality is manufacturing custom optics in the quickest turnarounds. We are also happy to offer advice on your projects and give you some ideas of potential solutions. We can also look at your lens tolerances and give you an idea of what is possible to achieve.

So please get in touch if you have any questions or enquiries as we would be happy to offer quotes. If you would like to arrange a visit our facility we would be happy to show you around. This will give you a better idea of what we can do for you.