Half ball lenses are great optical components for improving signal coupling between fibers, emitters, and detectors. They are also used in endoscopy, bar code scanning, ball pre-forms for aspheric lenses, and sensor applications. Ball lenses are manufactured from a single substrate of glass and can focus or collimate light, depending upon the geometry of the input source. Half-ball lenses are also common and can be interchanged with full ball lenses if the physical constraints of an application require a more compact design.
Half ball Lenses are also commonly used for laser collimating and focusing, laser-to-fiber coupling, fiber-to-fiber coupling, and fiber-to-detector coupling. Larger spheres are easier to handle and ease the sensitivity of translational alignment. However, smaller spheres has the benefit of fitting into smaller packages.
Ball lenses are highly polished spheres made of optically transparent homogeneous materials. Carefully controlled manufacturing process produces spheres with precise diameters and unsurpassed surface quality.
We supply optical half ball lens
Material: BK7, LaSFN9 glass or other optical glass
Sphericity: /4 at 633nm
Surface Quality: 20-10
Coating (optional): R<1.5% avg per surface, 400-700nm at 0angle of incidence
|Range of diameter||Dia.0.7mm-Dia.400mm|
|Range of curve radius||R1.5-R∞ etc.|
|Tolerance of diameter||+/-0.1, +/-0.01, +/-0.005 etc.|
|Surface accuracy||λ , 1/2λ , 1/4λ , 1/10λ etc.|
|Tolerance of Thickness||+/-0.1, +/-0.05, +/-0.01 etc.|
|Centration||+/-2′, +/-1′ etc.|
|Aperture N||5, 1 etc.|
|Irregularity ΔN||2, 1, 0.5, 0.2 etc.|
|Surface quality||60/40, 40/20, 20/10, 10/5 etc.|