High Performance Acylindrical Lens

August 27 , 2022

High Performance Acylindrical Lens 




Acylindrical lens is one of the cylindrical lenses, its function is smilar to other cylindrical lenses such as aspherical and spherical lens, slow-axis collimator lens, fast-axis collimator lens and flat convex cylindrical lens etc. It is also called free-form lens. It is a lens which focuses light into a line, as a spherical lens would. The curved face or faces of a cylindrical lens are sections of a cylinder, and focus the image passing through it into a line parallel to the intersection of the surface of the lens and a plane tangent to it. The acylindrical lens compresses the image in the direction perpendicular to this line, and leaves it unaltered in the direction parallel to it (in the tangent plane). Acylindrical Lenses focus or expand light in one axis only. It can be used to focus light into a thin line in optical metrology, laser scanning, spectroscopic, laser diode, acousto-optic, and optical processor applications. It also can be used to expand the output of a laser diode into a rotational symmetrical beam.

The cylindrical lenses are widely used in WSS, 100G/400G/800G pump laser modules of laser industry, holography,biomedical devices and many life science instruments. 

High performance acylindrical lens is more and more popular as it is more advanced than other general cylindrical lenses for laser beam shaping. 

If you would like a further design and manufacturing for an acylindrical lens, contact us sales@hi-tronics.com