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    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.

    Edmund Optics selection of Cylinder Lenses include achromatic, acylinder, plano-convex, or plano-concave. Achromatic Cylinder Lenses provide additional color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration. Hybrid Acylinder Lenses are ideal for color correction, in addition to minimizing spherical aberration. Edmund Optics offers Cylinder Lenses with glass or plastic substrates, or with circular, rectangular, or oblong dimensions. Multiple anti-reflection coating options are available from the ultraviolet to the infrared, including UV-AR, UV-VIS, MgF2, VIS-NIR, VIS 0°, or NIR I. Edmund Optics offers full prescription data, in addition to 2D or 3D models.


    Beam Shaping PCX Cylinder Lenses
    • Ideal for Beam Shaping Applications
    • Tightly Controlled Optical and Geometric Tolerances
    • Rectangular and Circular Form Factors Available
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    Beam Shaping PCV Cylinder Lenses
    • Beam Shaping Grade Specifications
    • Used with Beam Shaping PCX Cylinder Lenses for Circularizing Beams
    • Negative Focal Length
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    Beam Shaping Fused Silica Cylinder Lenses
    • Offers Superior Performance from UV to IR
    • Fused Silica Substrate
    • Laser Optic Surface Quality

    Illumination PCX Cylinder Lenses
    • N-BK7 Substrate for Broadband Performance
    • Cost-Effective for OEM Integration
    • Multiple Coating Options Available

    Illumination Plano-Concave (PCV) Cylinder Lenses
    • Cylinder Lenses Ideal for 1 Dimensional Laser Beam Convergence
    • Circular and Rectangular Form Factors
    • Multiple Coating Options Available

    UV Fused Silica PCX Cylinder Lenses
    • Excellent UV Transmission
    • Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
    • Precision Design
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    Laser Line Beam Shaping Fused Silica Cylinder Lenses
    • <0.25% AR Coated for Nd:YAG Harmonics
    • <3 Arcminute Wedge Tolerance
    • Fused Silica Substrate

    Laser Line PCX Cylinder Lenses
    • Round Sizes For Easy Integration
    • Focus Light in Only One Direction
    • Coated for Maximum Transmission at Common Laser Wavelengths

    Achromatic Cylinder Lenses
    • Focus Light in Only One Dimension
    • Design Minimizes Spherical and Chromatic Aberration
    • Ideal for Creating Line Profiles of Broadband Light Sources

    Acylinder Lenses
    • Diffraction Limited Design
    • Ideal for Creating Thin Line Profiles of Monochromatic Light Sources
    • Focus Light in Single Dimension

    Powell Lenses
    • Ideal for Alignment and Machine Vision Applications
    • Multiple Fan Angles Available
    • Creates Uniform, Straight Line

    High Performance Cylinder Lenses
    • Cylinder Lenses Feature Tight Tolerances on Tilt and Wedge
    • Higher Image Quality than Standard Cylinder Lenses
    • N-BK7 Substrate for Broadband Performance

    Rod Lenses
    • Focuses Collimated Light into a Line
    • Available in Diameters as Small as 1mm
    • N-BK7 and Fused Silica Substrate Options

    Fast Axis Collimators
    • Aspheric Cylindrical Lens Designs for Fast Axis Collimation
    • Standard AR Coating for 790 – 990nm
    • Ideal for Laser Diode Collimation

    Beam Twisters™
    • Provide 90° Rotation of Laser Bar Beams
    • Assembly of Fast Axis Collimator Lens and Beam Rotation Lens Array
    • Greater than 97% Transmission

    Slow Axis Collimators
    • Designed for Use with Laser Bars
    • Can be Used With Fast Axis Collimators
    • Low Curvature Deviation for Increased Collimation

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