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Optical Prisms

Optical Prisms

  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

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.



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.

Manufacturing Equipment

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


Optical Prisms Equipment

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
  • Penta
  • Image Rotation
  • Light Pipes
  • Retroreflection
  • Dispersion
  • Mounted
  • Specialty

Right Angle

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

Introduction to Optical Prisms
Learn the basics of and become familar with Optical Prisms including the manufacturing process.

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