Laser-Line Right-Angle Prisms
Apr 2011Edmund Optics Inc.Request Info
BARRINGTON, N.J., April 5, 2011 — Edmund Optics has introduced its TechSpec laser-line right-angle prisms. The versatile optics feature <0.25% reflection at the design wavelength and are suitable for industrial and low-power laser applications, including beam steering and laser alignment. They are designed with tight angle tolerances and are manufactured from precision N-BK7 for ease of use in a wide variety of visible and near-infrared applications.
The prisms are most commonly used to bend image paths or to redirect light at a 90º angle. This will produce a left-handed image, which may be inverted or reverted, depending upon the prism's orientation. Right-angle prisms also may be used in combination for image/beam displacement as part of an optical system.
The prisms are available with coatings for HeNe and diode laser sources and are offered in six sizes from 10 to 50 mm, with a 405 V-Coat, 633 V-Coat or a 785 V-Coat. The V-Coat refers to the shape that the reflectance curve makes, which has a narrower bandwidth than a broadband coating.