High Transmittance Quartz Glass Rod Lens with Flange for Sale

Item Number:X-P22D5Y12002

Rod Lenses are polished on the circumference and ground on both ends. Optical performance is similar to a cylinder lens.

  • Material: K9, BK7 and other optical glass
  • Dimension: 0.8mm-20mm
  • Surface Accuracy: lambda/10
  • Size Tolerance: +/-0/0.1mm
  • Angle Tolerance: +/- 1 degrees
  • Coating: Optional

What is rod lens?

Glass rod lens are cylindrical lens which has the geometrical form of a cylinder and has a polished mantle, while the two flat end surfaces may be ground. It is analogous to a ball lens for
focusing in both directions.


Types of Optical Rod Lenses

Rod lenses are available with different optical materials,  glasses like fused silica and BK7, but also with crystalline materials like YAG or silicon, e.g. for infrared optics.
A rod lens can have diameters of a few millimeters, but there are also cylindrical microlenses with substantially smaller diameters. Small-diameter rod lenses are frequently used as fast-
axis collimators for diode bars.


Pictures of VY optical rod lens with flange


Specifications of custom flange optical rod lens


Material Fused silica
Surface Polishing both ends surfaces
Application LED light
Diameter 5.5mm
Flange diameter 7.4mm


Detailed video of quartz crystal rod lens


Focal Length of optical glass rod lens


There are two different definitions of focal length of a rod lens. The effective focal length, which is the distance between a plane through the center of the lens and the beam waist of an initially collimated input beam, is given by the equation f=nD/4(n-1)


Drawing of optical rod lenses


Optical Lenses Production workshop of VY Optics


People also ask

  • What are lenses used for in optics?
    Lens, in optics, piece of glass or other transparent substance that is used to form an image of an object by focusing rays of light from the object.

  • What is the difference between spherical lens and GRIN rod lens?
    Unlike a traditional lens, a GRIN lens affects the optical path by varying the index of refraction within the lens itself. In contrast to a spherical or aspheric lens, all optical path lengths (refractive index multiplied by distance) are the same in a GRIN lens due to the radially varying refractive index.

  • How does a rod lens work?
    Rod Lenses are a special variant of cylindrical lenses. They are complete rods where the light passes through the sides of the rod and focuses a line. Rod lenses have an outside face that is polished and the ends ground. The table below gives angular lengths of the line for a 1mm diameter laser beam.

  • Is quartz the same as glass?
    As mentioned previously, quartz is the main form in which silica occurs in nature. Quartz is a crystalline solid; so, while it can resemble glass both in terms of its appearance and its chemical makeup, it has very distinct properties from glass.


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