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Prisms for Precision Optical Applications

The Dove prism is a specialized optical component designed to efficiently rotate an image by 180° while removing the right angle. It achieves this through internal total reflection based on the critical angle principle, resulting in precise image inversion. Crafted from high-quality BK7 material, this prism offers reliability and ...

Specifications

Material: BK7
Dimension (A): 8-110 mm
Dimension (B): 2-25 mm
Dimension (h): 2-25 mm
Mounting: Unmounted
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The Right Angle Prism is a fundamental optical component utilized for redirecting the optical path by 90 degrees. Depending on the azimuth of the prism, it can produce various imaging configurations, including consistent left-right and top-bottom orientations or differing left-right orientations while maintaining consistent ...

Specifications

Material: BK7, UVFS
Dimensions (A): 1-50 mm
Dimensions (B): 1-50 mm
Dimensions (C): 1.41-70.71 mm
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We offer sapphire prisms: right angular prisms corner cubes dove prisms penta prisms

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Material: Custom
Dimensions (A): 2-200 mm
Dimensions (B): 2-200 mm
Dimensions (C): 2-200 mm
Surface Quality: SD 10-20 MIL-PRF-13830B
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Right-angle prism deflects incident light by 90° or 180°. When light is incident from one right-angle side of the prism, the light will undergo total internal reflection at the glass/air interface of the beveled side and exit from the other right-angle side. When the light beam is incident from an oblique plane, the beam will ...

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Material: CaF2
Dimensions (A): 5-50 mm
Dimensions (B): 7.07-70.7 mm
Dimensions (C): - mm
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Discover cutting-edge Fresnel Prisms by ORAFOL Fresnel Optics GmbH, featuring linear structures with a constant prism angle. These innovative prisms redefine optical possibilities, efficiently deflecting parallel light with a constant deflection angle. Crafted with precision and versatility, they offer optimal solutions for various ...

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Prism Angle: 30 deg
Deflected Angle: 15 deg
Facet Spacing: 0.330 mm
Clear Aperture: 456.5 mm
Prism Length: 456.5 mm
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Discover cutting-edge Fresnel Prisms by ORAFOL Fresnel Optics GmbH, featuring linear structures with a constant prism angle. These innovative prisms redefine optical possibilities, efficiently deflecting parallel light with a constant deflection angle. Crafted with precision and versatility, they offer optimal solutions for various ...

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Prism Angle: 24 deg
Deflected Angle: 12 deg
Facet Spacing: 0.152 mm
Clear Aperture: 165.2 mm
Prism Length: 165.2 mm
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Explore the cutting-edge Retroreflectors from ORAFOL Fresnel Optics GmbH, featuring microstructured precision optics. These small yet highly efficient reflective prisms redefine light deflection, redirecting it by 180° for a multitude of applications.

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Type And Material: Fresnel
Length: 0.864 mm
Diameter: 225.5 mm
Height: -- mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
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Explore the cutting-edge Retroreflectors from ORAFOL Fresnel Optics GmbH, featuring microstructured precision optics. These small yet highly efficient reflective prisms redefine light deflection, redirecting it by 180° for a multitude of applications.

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Type And Material: Fresnel
Length: 0.254 mm
Diameter: 284.5 mm
Height: -- mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
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Discover cutting-edge Fresnel Prisms by ORAFOL Fresnel Optics GmbH, featuring linear structures with a constant prism angle. These innovative prisms redefine optical possibilities, efficiently deflecting parallel light with a constant deflection angle. Crafted with precision and versatility, they offer optimal solutions for various ...

Specifications

Prism Angle: 41 deg
Deflected Angle: 23 deg
Facet Spacing: 0.127 mm
Clear Aperture: 147.6 mm
Prism Length: 147.6 mm
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Discover cutting-edge Fresnel Prisms by ORAFOL Fresnel Optics GmbH, featuring linear structures with a constant prism angle. These innovative prisms redefine optical possibilities, efficiently deflecting parallel light with a constant deflection angle. Crafted with precision and versatility, they offer optimal solutions for various ...

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Prism Angle: 31 deg
Deflected Angle: 16 deg
Facet Spacing: 0.152 mm
Clear Aperture: 241.7 mm
Prism Length: 241.7 mm
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Dove prism is always used to rotate image. If you rotate the prism around a longitudinal axis, the image rotates through twice the angle the prism rotates through. Sometimes, dove prism is also used for 180deg reflection.

Specifications

Material: BK7
Dimension (A): 20 mm
Dimension (B): 10 mm
Dimension (h): 5 mm
Mounting: Unmounted
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Dove Prisms are reflective prisms specifically designed for image rotation applications. They are shaped from a truncated right-angle prism, and a beam of light entering one of the sloped faces of the prism undergoes total internal reflection from the inside of the longest (bottom) face. As a result, the image passing through the ...

Specifications

Material: UVFS
Dimension (A): 21.1 mm
Dimension (B): 5.0 mm
Dimension (h): 5.0 mm
Mounting: Unmounted
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Dispersing Prisms are optical components designed to separate light by its wavelength. When a light ray passes through the prism, it is twice refracted, and the deviation is a function of the refractive index, which corresponds to the wavelength of the light. These prisms are commonly used in applications requiring wavelength ...

Specifications

Material: BK7
Dimensions (A): 25 mm
Dimensions (L): 25 mm
Design Wavelength: 800 nm
Thickness: 10 mm
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Anamorphic Prisms are a pair of prisms designed to alter the dimension of a beam in one axis, similar to the effect of a cylindrical lens. These prisms offer the ability to expand or contract the beam in one direction without affecting the other direction. By adjusting the angles among the incident beam and the two prisms, the shape ...

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Material: N-SF11
Dimension (A): 12 mm
Dimension (B): 12 mm
Dimension (C): 8.5 mm
Dimension Tolerance: +0.0, -0.2 mm
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Anamorphic Prisms are a pair of prisms designed to alter the dimension of a beam in one axis, similar to the effect of a cylindrical lens. These prisms offer the ability to expand or contract the beam in one direction without affecting the other direction. By adjusting the angles among the incident beam and the two prisms, the shape ...

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Material: N-SF11
Dimension (A): 12 mm
Dimension (B): 12 mm
Dimension (C): 8.5 mm
AR Coating: MgF2 Single Layer
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Littrow Prisms are versatile optical elements that come in various configurations, including uncoated prisms used for dispersing light into a spectrum and aluminum-coated prisms that divert the beam at a 60-degree angle without inverting or reverting the image. These prisms are commonly used in laser cavities to tune the gain of the ...

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Dimension (A - Height): 22 mm
Dimrnsion (B - Length): 37.9 mm
Dimension (C - Width): 22 mm
Material: BK7
Coating: Al+SiO2
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Right-angle prisms - retroreflectors are versatile optical elements that can function as internal or external reflectors or retro-reflectors. They are often preferred over inclined mirrors in applications involving severe acoustic or inertial loads due to their easier mounting and minimal deformation under external mechanical ...

Specifications

Type And Material: BK7
Length: 35 mm
Diameter: - mm
Height: 10 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
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Corner Cube Retroreflectors are prisms designed to deviate incident light by 180 degrees independently of the angle of incidence. These retroreflectors have three mirror surfaces making angles of 90 degrees to each other, forming the corner of a cube with the entrance face perpendicular to the cube diagonal. They are mainly used in ...

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Type And Material: BK7, UVFS
Length: NA mm
Diameter: 25.4 mm
Height: 19 mm
Thickness: NA mm
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Wedge Prisms are optical elements designed with plane-inclined surfaces, typically inclined at very small angles towards each other. These prisms are ideal for beam steering applications, where they can be used to divert light towards their thicker portion. By selecting the appropriate wedge, precise beam deviation can be achieved ...

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Diameter: 25.4 mm
Thickness (T): 3 mm
Wedge Angle: 3 deg
Material: BK7
Dimension Tolerances: +0.00, -0.12 mm
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Wedge Prisms are optical elements designed with plane-inclined surfaces, typically inclined at very small angles towards each other. These prisms are ideal for beam steering applications, where they can be used to divert light towards their thicker portion. By selecting the appropriate wedge, precise beam deviation can be achieved ...

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Diameter: 25.4 mm
Thickness (T): 3 mm
Wedge Angle: 2 deg
Material: BK7
Dimension Tolerances: +0.00, -0.12 mm
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Dispersing Prisms are optical components used for wavelength separation applications. These prisms separate light by wavelength through double refraction. When a light ray passes through the prism, it is twice refracted, and the deviation is dependent on the refractive index, which is wavelength dependent. The prisms are available ...

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Material: BK7, UVFS, IRFS
Dimensions (A): 12.5 mm
Dimensions (L): 12.5 mm
Design Wavelength: nm
Surface Quality: 40-20 scratch & dig
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Elevate your optical solutions with our state-of-the-art Sapphire Prisms, meticulously manufactured to meet the most demanding standards. Our prisms are custom-made from high-quality sapphire and other optical materials, ensuring exceptional durability and performance. The surface quality meets the MIL-PRF-13830B standard with an ...

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Material: BK7, FS, CaF2, Other
Dimension (A): 100 mm
Dimension (B): 100 mm
Dimension (h): 100 mm
Mounting: Unmounted
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ARD Optics presents the Hemispherical Prism made from IR Grade Sapphire, meticulously engineered for high-precision optical applications. The prism boasts a high surface quality and is crafted with exact dimensions, making it exceptionally suitable for applications requiring superior optical performance. The use of sapphire material ...

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Type And Material: Sapphire
Length: - mm
Diameter: 25.4 mm
Height: 12.7 mm
Thickness: 12.7 mm
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ARD Optics presents custom-made pentagonal prisms, meticulously crafted according to your designs. Our prisms are distinguished by their optically polished surfaces, extraordinary flatness, and precise angular accuracy. Whether it’s for research, industry, or high-tech applications, our prisms are engineered for unparalleled ...

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Material: BK7, FS, N-SF11, Other
Dimension (A): 8 mm
Dimension (B): 30 mm
Mounting: Unmounted
Surface Quality: S/D 20/10
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This ICC Penta Prism is made from high-quality optical glass, and its precision surface ensures accuracy and reliability in the transmission and reflection of light.   A Penta Prism is a five-sided reflecting prism that deviates a beam of light by 90 degrees. The beam reflects inside the prism twice, allowing the ...

Specifications

Material: BK7
Dimension (A): 1.5-300 mm
Dimension (B): 1.5-300 mm
Mounting: Unmounted
Diameter Tolerance: +/-0.02 mm
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Frequently Asked Questions

When selecting a prism, you should consider factors such as the material, surface quality, angle precision, and environmental stability. The selection criteria depend on the desired function and the specific application requirements.

Prisms can be made from various materials such as glass, crystal, plastic, and infrared materials. The choice of material depends on the desired optical properties and the application requirements.

Prisms have various applications in optical systems, such as optical imaging, spectroscopy, laser beam steering, and polarization control. They are essential components in many scientific, industrial, and medical applications.

A right-angle prism has two perpendicular faces, while a corner cube has three mutually perpendicular faces. Right-angle prisms are often used to reflect light at 90 degrees, while corner cubes can reflect light back to its source regardless of its incident angle.

Prisms are used in optical microscopy to direct light onto a sample, control the polarization of light, and perform spectral imaging. They are crucial components for generating high-quality images in microscopy applications.

Surface quality is crucial in prism selection because it determines the accuracy and precision of the reflected or refracted light. Surface imperfections such as scratches, digs, and coatings can cause unwanted light scattering, absorption, and reflection, leading to degraded system performance.

The optimal prism selection depends on your application's specific requirements, such as the wavelength range, beam diameter, angle accuracy, and environmental conditions. FindLight offers a wide range of prisms from various suppliers and manufacturers to ensure that you can find the right product for your application.

Prisms are essential components in a wide range of optical systems, providing critical functions such as image inversion, beam steering, and polarization control. At FindLight, you can find a diverse selection of prisms for precision optical applications, including right-angle prisms, corner cubes, dove prisms, and more. The collection features products from top suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring high quality and reliable performance.

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Prisms are essential optical components that manipulate light in various ways, such as inverting images, steering beams, or controlling polarization. Prisms are typically made of glass or crystal and are available in various shapes and sizes, including right-angle prisms, corner cubes, dove prisms, and roof prisms. The specific type of prism chosen depends on the desired function and the application requirements, including factors such as the material, surface quality, and angle precision. When selecting a prism, it's essential to consider these factors carefully to ensure the optimal performance of the optical system. FindLight provides an extensive selection of prisms from various top suppliers and manufacturers. Our broad range of options enables you to find the perfect prism for your specific application, and our high-quality products guarantee reliable and consistent performance.