Cylindrical lenses are designed for applications requiring one-dimensional shaping of a light source. They are offered in either plano-concave or plano-convex configurations, which are meant to expand or focus light, respectively.

Your One-Stop Source for Cylindrical Lenses

From prototype to production, Rainbow Research Optics, Inc (RROI) designs, manufactures, and coats cylindrical lenses. Employing only expert polishing and grinding engineers, RROI has the ability to offer cylindrical lenses at the lowest pricing with the fastest delivery times.

Choose from N-BK7 glass, UV fused silica, or CaF2, all of which are available un-coated or with an anti-reflective (AR) coating. For applications requiring minimal aberration, ask us about acylindrical lenses and cylindrical achromatic doublets.

Quick find: • Round CylindricalSquare Cylindrical • Rectangular Cylindrical

STANDARD CYLINDRICAL LENSES

Customization is available beyond what’s listed. Contact us with your requirements.

Round Plano-Convex Lenses – Cylindrical  (part code: CLPXCF)
Substrate: VUV CaF2, UV Fused Silica, or BK7
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.20 mm
Thickness Tolerance: ±0.25 mm
Surface Irregularity: λ/2 for Y-direction, λ/4 for X-direction @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 20-10 laser quality
Focal Length Tolerance: ± 0.5%
Centration Error: < 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture: > 85% of diameter
Edge Bevel: 0.3 mm face width at 45°
Round Plano-Concave Lenses – Cylindrical (part code: CLPVCF)
Substrate: VUV CaF2, UV Fused Silica, or BK7
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.20 mm
Thickness Tolerance: ±0.25 mm
Surface Irregularity: λ/2 for Y-direction, λ/4 for X-direction @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 20-10 laser quality
Focal Length Tolerance: ± 0.5%
Centration Error: < 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture: > 85% of diameter
Edge Bevel: 0.3 mm face width at 45°
Square Plano-Convex Lenses – Cylindrical  (part code: CSPXCF)
Substrate: VUV CaF2, UV Fused Silica, or BK7
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.20 mm
Thickness Tolerance: ±0.25 mm
Surface Irregularity: λ/2 for Y-direction, λ/4 for X-direction @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 20-10 laser quality
Focal Length Tolerance: ± 0.5%
Centration Error: < 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture: > 85% of diameter
Edge Bevel: 0.3 mm face width at 45°
Square Plano-Concave Lenses – Cylindrical  (part code: CSPVCF)
Substrate: VUV CaF2, UV Fused Silica, or BK7
Diameter Tolerance:
+0.0/-0.20 mm
Thickness Tolerance:
±0.25 mm
Surface Irregularity:
λ/2 for Y-direction, λ/4 for X-direction @ 633 nm
Surface Quality:
20-10 laser quality
Focal Length Tolerance:
± 0.5%
Centration Error:
< 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture:
> 85% of diameter
Edge Bevel:
0.3 mm face width at 45°
Rectangular Plano-Convex Lenses – Cylindrical  (part code: CRPXCF)
Substrate: VUV CaF2, UV Fused Silica, or BK7
Diameter Tolerance:
+0.0/-0.20 mm
Thickness Tolerance:
±0.25 mm
Surface Irregularity:
λ/2 for Y-direction, λ/4 for X-direction @ 633 nm
Surface Quality:
20-10 laser quality
Focal Length Tolerance:
± 0.5%
Centration Error:
< 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture:
> 85% of diameter
Edge Bevel:
0.3 mm face width at 45°
Rectangular Plano-Concave Lenses – Cylindrical  (part code: CRPVCF)
Substrate: VUV CaF2, UV Fused Silica, or BK7
Diameter Tolerance:
+0.0/-0.20 mm
Thickness Tolerance:
±0.25 mm
Surface Irregularity:
λ/2 for Y-direction, λ/4 for X-direction @ 633 nm
Surface Quality:
20-10 laser quality
Focal Length Tolerance:
± 0.5%
Centration Error:
< 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture:
> 85% of diameter
Edge Bevel:
0.3 mm face width at 45°

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