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Calcium Fluoride PCX Lenses withstand harsh environments.

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July 1, 2014 - With low Index of Refraction, high laser damage threshold, and low axial and radial-stress birefringence, TECHSPEC® Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex Lenses are suited for use with Excimer lasers or for integration into IR systems. RoHS-compliant products are manufactured using vacuum grade UV substrate, offering greater than 90% transmission from 193 nm to 7 µm. Available in 12.5, 25, and 50 mm diameters, uncoated lenses feature positive focal length, ranging from 18–150 mm.

Edmund Optics

101 E. Gloucester Pike, Barrington, NJ, 08007, USA

Original Press Release

TECHSPEC Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses Ideal for Use in Harsh Environments

Press release date: June 27, 2014

Calcium Fluoride features low solubility and superior hardness

Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces TECHSPEC® Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses. These versatile lenses are excellent for use in demanding applications that require superior performance from the ultraviolet (UV) through the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectra.

Featuring a low Index of Refraction, high laser damage threshold and low axial and radial-stress birefringence makes the TECHSPEC Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses an outstanding choice for use with Excimer lasers or for integration into IR systems. The lenses, manufactured using a vacuum grade UV substrate, offer greater than 90% transmission from 193 nm to 7 μm. Calcium Fluoride is characterized by its low solubility and offers superior hardness in comparison to other fluoride-based substrates. This makes TECHSPEC Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses able to withstand harsh environments and exposure to the elements.

Multiple Size and Focal Length Options
TECHSPEC Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses are available in 12.5 mm, 25 mm and 50 mm diameters. These uncoated lenses feature a positive focal length, ranging from 18 mm to 150 mm, and have one flat and one convex surface. TECHSPEC Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses are RoHS compliant and are in-stock and available for immediate delivery for fast turnaround and excellent value.

About EO:
Edmund Optics (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at www.edmundoptics.com

Company Contact:
Kirsten Bjork-Jones
Director Global Marketing Communications
Edmund Optics®, Inc.
101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-363-1992
Fax: 1-856-573-6295
email: kbjork-jones@edmundoptics.com

European Contact:
Agnes Huebscher
Director European Marketing
Edmund Optics
Zur Giesserei 8
76227 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel.:   +49 (0)721-62737-38
Fax:   +49 (0) 721 6273750
E-Mail:   AHuebscher@edmundoptics.de

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