K9 glass cylindrical lens

Cylinder Lenses are typically used to focus incoming light to a line, or to change the aspect ratio of an image. Cylindrical Lenses have a single cylindrical surface that causes incoming light to be focused in only a single dimension, stretching the image. Cylinder Lenses are available with positive or negative focal lengths, ideal for laser line generation or anamorphic beam shaping to circularize laser outputs.

Material: N-BK7, N-SF2, H-ZLAF50B, N-LAF34etc.
Dimension: 3mm-500mm
Tolerance: +/-0.01mm
Surface Accuracy: lambda/10
Surface Quality: 10-5
Clear Aperature: 95%
Coating: AR @400-700nm, R≤0.5% or Optional

What is cylinder lenses?

     Cylinder Lenses are typically used to focus incoming light to a line, or to change the aspect ratio of an image. Cylindrical Lenses have a single cylindrical surface that causes incoming light to be focused in only a single dimension, stretching the image. Cylinder Lenses are available with positive or negative focal lengths, ideal for laser line generation or anamorphic beam shaping to circularize laser outputs.

Types of cylinder lenses
    
   
● Plano-Concave Cylindrical lenses have a negative focal length and are used for image reduction or to spread light.
    ● Plano-Convex Cylindrical lenses have a positive focal length, which makes them ideal for collecting and focusing light for many imaging applications.
    ● Double-Convex Lenses are used in image relay applications, or for imaging objects at close conjugates.
    ● Double-Convex Lenses have positive focal lengths, along with two convex surfaces with equal radii. Aberrations will increase as the conjugate ratios increase. DCV Lenses are used in a range of industries or applications.
    ● Meniscus Cylindrical Lens can increase the NA of the system while only adding slightly to the total spherical aberrations. The Negative Meniscus Lens is used to increase the focal length of another lens while maintaining the angular resolution of the optical assembly. This lens shape is best used when one conjugate is relatively far from the lens.


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Cylindrical lenses from VY

      VY Optics offers a wide variety of cylindrical lenses in a range of substrates or anti-reflection coatings for maximum performance in the Ultraviolet (UV), Visible, or Infrared (IR). Anti-reflection coatings include UV-AR, UV Fused Silica or Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) substrates are also available for additional performance in the Ultraviolet (UV) or Infrared (IR) spectrums. UF Fused Silica Double-Convex Lenses are ideal for close conjugate imaging systems utilizing Ultraviolet (UV) illumination. Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) offers a very wide transmission range of 350nm - 7μm.    

Material k9 or other optical materials 
Dimension Tolerance  +0.0 -- -0.1mm
Center Thickness +/-0.1mm
Focal Length Tolerance +/-1%
Surface Quality 20/10 
Surface Figure lambda/2 at 633nm on plano side 
Clear Aperture >90%
Chamfer 0.25mm at 45 degree typical
Coating Optional



 

 

                                                                          

 

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