BRD Optical Co., Ltd. Datasheets for Cylindrical Lenses

Cylindrical lens have at least one surface that is formed in the shape of a cylinder. Cylindrical lenses are used to correct astigmatism in the eye, and, in rangefinders, to produce astigmatism, stretching a point of light into a line.  This area includes micro cylindrical lenses as well.
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Product Name Notes
Plano Concave Cylindrical Lens A plano-concave cylindrical lens is used to expand light in on axis. A negative cylindrical lens is able to diverge collimated input light away from a line. Plano-concave cylindrical lenses...
Plano Convex Cylindrical Lens A plano-convex cylindrical lens is used to condense light in one axis. A positive cylindrical lens is able to create a line image from a point of light, to change...
Cemented Cylindrical Lens Achromatic Lenses are used to minimize or eliminate chromatic aberration. The achromatic design also helps minimize spherical aberrations. Achromatic Lenses are ideal for a range of applications, including fluorescence microscopy,...
Cylinder Lens / Optical Lenses Cylinder Lenses are typically used to focus incoming light to a line, or to change the aspect ratio of an image. Cylindrical Lenses have a single cylindrical surface that causes...
Meniscus Cylindrical Lens Meniscus Cylindrical Lens can increase the NA of the system while only adding slightly to the total spherical aberrations. The Negative Meniscus Lens is used to increase the focal length...
Rod Lens Rod Lenses are polished on the circumference and ground on both ends. Optical performance is similar to a cylinder lens. Collimated light passing through the diameter of the rod lens...