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Experimental Kits

1. Introduction

At K-Optics, education is our main priority, and to that end, we have created several affordable kits with various experiments included. Our kits range from beginner high-school level to advanced undergraduate experiments, dealing with the basics of ray optics all the way up to interference of light. The K-Optics kits are lightweight and can be assembled quickly for an experiment/demonstration and disassembled for easy storage or put away as is. Other solutions one might find on the market today are extremely delicate, heavy and require special apparatuses. The K-Optics solution is entirely modular and highly robust, combined with its light weight it is a perfect solution for classroom optics setups.

 

 

 

 


Figure 1 Two K-Optics kits: Starter's Kit (left). Advanced kit  (right).


2. Description and Materials

The K-Optics kits come equipped with everything needed to perform the experiments included in the kit. Components are modular and interchangeable using the quick-change mechanism of the tilt mount. The optic table is grooved in order to attach components at any point. Most components are made of injection molded glass-filled polymers for strength as well as flexibility, the optic table includes a metal plate to increase rigidity and reduce stresses on the system as a whole.
 

 

 


Figure 2 The baseplate for the K-Optics optic table.


Operating Principle

Components of the kits can be bought separately and assembled into a variety of setups within or without the K-Optics ecosystem of parts – that is, K-Optics components are designed to interface with traditional components. However, when used within the K-Optics ecosystem the synthesis of components is even more prominent. All kits contain the tilt mount, which is a K-Optics design for mounting optical components to a tilt mechanism. These tilt mounts allow components to be fixed at various angles as well as inclinations. Adjustment using the tilt mount is simple and easy, just use the differential screws to push the holder in the required direction.

 

 

 



Figure 3 A back shot of the tilt mount holding a slit film. Differential screws aid in adjustment.

Two K-Optics kits: Starter's Kit (left). Advanced kit  (right).
The baseplate for the K-Optics optic table.
A back shot of the tilt mount holding a slit film. Differential screws aid in adjustment.
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