Visual Inspection of Meteorite Damage in Space

Micrometeoroid and orbital debris are a constant threat for orbiting satellites. These tiny natural or manmade items, shooting through the space environment at speeds that can exceed 20,000 mph, can damage spacecraft, puncture instruments and disrupt operations....

Lens Design under Lockdown

Has the COVID-19 pandemic limited your ability to meet with optical suppliers? Why not take advantage of our video teleconferencing service. During the last few months we have used our teleconferencing facility to troubleshoot and quickly solve questions customers...

Optics for the Nuclear Industry

Today’s nuclear sector is demanding higher performance radiation resistant cameras which require specialist lenses and optical systems to be used in this challenging environment. Read this interview of our MD – Mark Pontin by Caroline Peachey the editor of Nuclear...

Guide to Radiation Resistant Lenses

All optical elements within our radiation resistant lens designs are made using cerium oxide doped glass or synthetic silica enabling them to withstand radiation doses of up to 100,000,000 rads and temperatures up to 55°C without discoloration or degradation of...

Fixed Focus Radiation Resistant Lens

Rather than having to determine the correct focusing distance and setting the lens to that focal point, a fixed-focus lens relies on sufficient depth of field to produce sharp images. The 6mm focal length Model 214 non browning lens delivers high image resolution (f2)...

Getting Close-Up Images in Radiation Zones

Explore our range of non-browning zoom lenses for use in environments subject to radiation. All our lenses are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and performance and are designed to withstand a total radiation dose of 100 million rad and temperatures to...