Rod Lenses are polished on the circumference and ground on both ends. Optical performance is similar to a cylinder lens. Collimated light passing through the diameter of the rod will be focused into a line. These components are used in a variety of laser and imaging applications. Rod lenses can also be polished on both ends and used as light pipe homogenizing rods.
Rod Lenses optical performance is similar to a cylinder lens. Collimated light passing through the diameter of the rod will be focused into a line. Material: UV Fused Silica or BK-7
Ball Lenses are great optical components for improving signal coupling between fibers, emitters, and detectors. They are also used in endoscopy, bar code scanning, ball pre-forms for aspheric lenses, and sensor applications. Ball lenses are manufactured from a single substrate of glass and can focus or collimate light, depending upon the geometry of the input source.
Ball lens are generally used in Optical Measurement Systems, Projection Optics Systems, Imaging Optics Systems, Astronomical Optics. Ball Lenses are available in N-BK7 and N-SF8 substrates.