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Optical Prism Manufacturing


 Stock or Custom, from Design and Prototype to Volume Production

 Wide Variety of Prism Shapes Available

 Build-to-Print Capabilities

 Available in Common Glass Types with a Variety of Standard and Custom Coatings

Overview

Edmund Optics® is a premier manufacturer of stock and custom optical prisms for applications including direct view, laser targeting, and visual instrumentation. Our world class prism manufacturing capabilities are tailored to meet the most demanding requirements in image displacement or rotation beam steering, retroreflection, or dispersion. Whether your application calls for a stock component from our vast inventory, a build-to-print prism, or a fully customized design effort, our expert optical design and manufacturing engineers can develop solutions to meet your needs. To learn more about prisms and how they are manufactured, read our Introduction to Optical Prisms application note.

Capabilities

Edmund Optics® produces over 500,000 optical prisms per year. Our expertise includes achieving precision quality in a wide variety of Schott, Ohara, and CDGM materials, along with utilizing optical contacting to achieve high precision angle tolerances.

Prism Manufacturing Capabilities
  Commercial Precision High Precision
Dimensions 2 – 200mm 2 – 150mm 2 – 75mm
Dimensional Tolerance +0/-0.2mm +0/-0.1mm +0/-0.01mm
V-Height ±0.25mm ±0.1mm ±0.03mm
Irregularity 1.0λ λ/4 λ/20
Prism Physical Angle Tolerance ±3 arcmin ±1 arcmin 45º & 90º ±0.5 arcsec
Penta Prism Deviation ±5 arcmin ±3 arcmin ±0.5 arcsec
Max Bevel (Face Width @ 45°) ±0.5mm ±0.3mm ±0.05mm
Surface Quality (Scratch Dig) 80-50 40-20 10-5
Bonded Prism Assembly Beam Deviation 5 arcmin 3 arcmin 0.5 arcmin
Pyramid Tolerance ±5 arcmin ±3 arcmin ±0.5 arcmin

Introduction to Optical Prisms

Learn the basics of and become familar with Optical Prisms.

Manufacturing Equipment

  • Conventional Grinding Machines
  • High-Speed Grinding Machines
  • Conventional Polishing Machines
  • High-Precision Polishing Machines
  • Slicing Machines
  • QED MRF Machines for Fine Finishing

Metrology

Optical Prisms Equipment

Learning Resources

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

EO Preferred Glasses
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• Introduction to Optical Prisms
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Optical Prism Application Examples
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Videos

Informative corporate or instructional videos ranging from simple tips to application-based demonstrations of product advantages.

Optical Prisms Review
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Selecting the Right Optical Prisms

Edmund Optics® has the expertise to provide stock and custom optical prisms. Our specialty is right angle, penta, and image rotation prisms. Contact us with your requirements and our expert staff of optical manufacturing engineers will work closely with you to make sure we deliver optical prisms that meet your system's needs within your budget constraints.

Right Angle

  • Used to Deviate Ray Path or Redirect Light at 90°
  • Create Left-Handed Image
  • Used in Combination for Image/Beam Displacement

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Right Angle
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