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TechSpec Fused-Silica Rods
May 2008
Edmund Optics Inc.Request Info
BARRINGTON, N.J., May 27, 2008 -- Edmund Optics Inc. said its new TechSpec ultraviolet (UV) fused-silica rod lenses are highly polished small-diameter rods that provide excellent transmission from the UV into the near-infrared (NIR) and are available in diameters ranging from 1 to 5 mm and in eight lengths from 2 to 20 mm.

TechSpecFusedSilica.jpgThe fused-silica rod lenses are manufactured with precise diameters and are polished on the circumference and ground on both sides, the company said. When illuminated they act as a cylinder lens, focusing collimated light into a line.

Fused silica offers high transmission in the UV and through the NIR and low coefficient of thermal expansion for use in applications such as biomedical instrumentation, UV microscopy and laser scanning, among others, Edmund Optics said. Prices start at $59 and volume pricing is available.

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Edmund Optics Inc.
101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
Phone: (800) 363-1992
Fax: (856) 573-6295


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fused silica
Glass consisting of almost pure silicon dioxide (SiO2). Also called vitreous silica. Frequently used in optical fibers and windows.
A transparent optical component consisting of one or more pieces of optical glass with surfaces so curved (usually spherical) that they serve to converge or diverge the transmitted rays from an object, thus forming a real or virtual image of that object.
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