Frequently Asked Questions

The standard specifications of the Penta Prisms include materials such as BK7, UVFS, FS, CaF2, surface figure, surface quality, dimensional tolerance, angular deviation, and clear aperture.

The property of constant deviation means that the 90º deviation angle applies to all rays transmitted by the effective aperture, regardless of their angle with respect to the optical axis.

Due to the geometry of penta prisms, the reflecting surfaces due not utilize total internal reflection and must be coated with a metal or dielectric coating.

Penta prisms are very useful in applications where prism orientation cannot be precisely controlled.

Penta Prisms deviate a beam by 90º without inverting or reversing the image.

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