Edmund Optics Inc. 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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A cylindrical Fresnel lens is a collapsed version of a conventional cylindrical lens. These lenses can be used in applications which require focusing in only one dimension.
Focuses light in only one dimension. Similar to a PCX lens in profile, but is a portion of a cylinder instead of a sphere. Cylinder lenses can transform a point...
PCV Cylinder lenses are commonly used to turn a collimated laser source into a line generator. PCV and PCX oblong cylinder lenses can be used together for beam expander applications.The...
Focus Light in Only One Dimension Design Minimizes Spherical and Chromatic Aberration Ideal for Creating Line Profiles of Broadband Light Sources Our TECHSPEC® Achromatic Cylinder Lenses are similar in design...

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