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Prism Optics

Brief Description:

  •  λ/4 @632.8 on big surface, λ/10 @632.8 on other surfaces
  • 60-40 surface quality
  • 0.2mm to 0.5mm x 45° bevel
  • >80% effective aperture
  • ±3 arc min angle tolerance
  • uncoated


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Prisms are transparent optical elements with flat, polished surfaces that can manipulate the path of light as it passes through them. They are often made of glass or other transparent materials with different refractive indices.

Prisms are widely used in various optical systems and devices to control and manipulate light, including in cameras, binoculars, microscopes, telescopes, spectroscopes, and more. They play a crucial role in altering the direction, dispersion, and polarization of light, making them valuable components in optical engineering and scientific research.

Here are some common types of prisms and their applications:

Right-angle prism: This prism has two perpendicular surfaces and is often used to deviate light by 90 degrees. They are commonly used in surveying equipment and periscopes.

Porro prism: Used in binoculars, Porro prisms help in creating a compact and folded optical path, allowing for a more extended optical path in a compact housing.

Dove prism: Dove prisms have an unusual shape that allows them to invert an image or rotate it by 180 degrees. They are used in various optical instruments and laser applications.

Dispersion prisms: These prisms are designed to separate light into its constituent colors based on their wavelengths. They are fundamental components in spectroscopy and other color-related applications.

Amici prism: This type of prism is often found in spotting scopes and telescopes as it corrects the image orientation, providing an upright and correctly oriented image.

Roof prism: Roof prisms are used in binoculars to create a slim and straight-line design. They allow for a more compact form factor.

Prisms are versatile optical elements that have been utilized for centuries, and their ability to control light in precise ways has made them invaluable in a wide range of optical systems and scientific experiments. The study of prism optics involves understanding their properties, behavior with different wavelengths of light, and their integration into various optical designs to achieve specific goals.

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