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Spherical Lens Manufacturing


  • Prototype Through High Volume Production Capabilities

  • Large Variety of SCHOTT, Ohara, and CDGM Glass Types

  • Build-to-Print Capabilities

  • Standard and Custom Coating Options Available

  • MRF Fine Finishing Consistently Exceeding λ/40 Surface Accuracy

Spherical Lenses

Overview

Edmund Optics® manufactures millions of stock and custom precision spherical lenses for applications in the Advanced Medical Diagnostics, Testing & Measurement, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense markets around the globe. Singlets, doublets, and triplets from a wide range of Schott, Ohara, and CDGM glasses are manufactured and coated in our state-of-the-art facilities in Japan, Singapore, and Barrington, NJ. Whether your application calls for stock components from our vast inventory, a build-to-print lens, or a fully customized design effort, our expert optical design and manufacturing engineers can develop solutions to meet your needs. Contact us today to speak with an expert or receive an expedited quote.

Capabilities

Edmund Optics® is a leading manufacturer of spherical lenses, producing millions of precision quality lenses every year. Whether you require small quantities of spherical lenses for prototyping, a few dozen for pre-production, or large volumes for full-scale production, Edmund Optics® has the capabilities to ensure the success of your projects.

Spherical Lens Manufacturing Specifications
  Commercial Precision High Precision
Diameter 4 – 200mm 4 – 200mm 4 – 200mm
Diameter Tolerance +0/-0.100mm +0/-0.025mm +0/-0.010mm
Thickness ±0.100mm ±0.050mm ±0.010mm
Sag Height ±0.050mm ±0.025mm ±0.010mm
Clear Aperture 80% 90% 90%
Radius ±0.3% ±0.1% Fix to Test Plate
Power (P - V) 3.0λ 1.5λ λ/2
Irregularity (P - V) 1.0λ λ/4 λ/20
Centering (Beam Deviation) 3 arcmin 1 arcmin 0.5 arcmin
Bevel (Face width @45 degrees) <1.0mm <0.5mm <0.25mm
Surface Quality 80-50 40-20 10-5

Selecting the Right Spherical Optic

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Manufacturing Equipment

  • Conventional Grinding Machines
  • High-Speed Grinding Machines
  • High-Speed Lapping Machines
  • Conventional Polishing Machines
  • High-Speed Polishing Machines
  • QED MRF Machines for Fine Finishing
  • Centering Machines

Metrology

Aspheric Equipment

More Resources

Application Notes

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

EO Preferred
Glasses
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Future of
Spherical Lenses
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Keys to Cost Effective Optical Design and Tolerancing
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Optical
Glass
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Tightened Tolerances for
Spherical Lenses
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Understanding Optical
Lens Geometries
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Understanding Optical Specifications
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Tips for Designing Manufacturable Lenses and Assemblies
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Why use an Achromatic Lens?
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Edge-Blackening
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Videos

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

Achromatic Lenses Review
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EO Global Manufacturing Facilities
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How to Determine Magnification of an Optical Lens Setup
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Metrology at Edmund Optics: Measuring as a Key Component of Manufacturing
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Webinars

Recorded webinars from Edmund Optics® experts on a wide range of optics and imaging topics.

Cost Impact of Spherical Tolerancing Webinar
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Calculators

Technical calculators based on commonly used and referenced equations in the Optics, Imaging and Photonics industries.

Focal Length Calculator
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SAG Calculator
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Selecting the Right Spherical Optic

Edmund Optics® has the expertise to provide stock and custom spherical optics. Our specialty is plano-convex (PCX), double-convex (DCX), plano-concave (PCV), double-concave (DCV), and achromatic lenses. Contact us with your requirements and our expert staff of optical manufacturing engineers will work closely with you to make sure we deliver spherical optics that meet your system's needs within your budget constraints.

Achromatic

  • Ideal for Polychromatic Imaging Applications
  • Feature Low-Index and High-Index Elements for Higher Performance Optimization Compared to Singlet Lenses

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Achromatic Lenses

Plano-Convex

  • Feature a Positive Focal Length and One Flat (Plano) and One Convex Surface
  • Orient with Plano Surface Towards the Desired Focal plane for Optimal Collimation/Focusing
  • Ideal for Collimation and Focusing Applications Utilizing Monochromatic Illumination

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Plano-Convex

Double-Convex Lenses

  • Ideal for Imaging Objects at Close Conjugate Distances
  • Feature a Positive Focal Length and Two Convex Surfaces with Equal Radii

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Double-Convex Lenses

Plano-Concave

  • Feature a Negative Focal Length and One Flat (Plano) and One Concave Surface
  • Ideal for Beam Expansion, Light Projection, and Expanding the Focal Length of Optical Systems

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Plano-Concave

Double-Concave

  • Feature a Negative Focal Length and Two Concave Surfaces with Equal Radii
  • Ideal for Beam Expansion, Light Projection, and Expanding the Focal Length of Optical Systems

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Double-Concave

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