Right Angle Prism features thermally stable design.

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Techspec(TM) UV Fused Silica five sided penta prisms shorten optical path lengths by reflect light rays through two reflections through 90° angle without inverting or reverting images. UV grade fused silica composition offers thermal expansion coefficient of 0.5 µ/°C. Features include various coating options such as aluminized, inconel, and black paint, as well as uncoated or UV-AR coated exit faces.

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Edmund Optics Introduces UV Fused Silica Penta Prism

Thermally stable prisms provide excellent UV transmission

October 16, 2007, Barrington, N.J. Edmund Optics® introduces a new line of TECHSPEC(TM) UV Fused Silica Penta Prisms. These five-sided prisms reflect light rays through a 90° angle by two reflections without inverting or reverting the image. They serve as a valuable tool to shorten the optical path length of an instrument while maintaining the image orientation. This is essential when space is at a premium.

The new prisms are made from UV grade fused silica, which has a coefficient of thermal expansion of just 0.5 µ/°C. They offer excellent transmission throughout the UV, visible and NIR spectral ranges. These features make these prisms ideal for applications where the temperature cannot be controlled, including surveying, long-distance alignment and range finding instrumentation.

A variety of coating options enhance overall efficiency; uncoated or reflecting surfaces can be aluminized, overcoated with inconel and black paint. The entrance and exit faces are available uncoated or UV-AR coated. The thermally stable penta prisms provide improved surface accuracy and surface quality compared to BK7 prisms. These prisms are manufactured to a surface quality of 20-10, a surface accuracy of 1/10 and a dimension tolerance of +0.10 mm.

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: Marisa Edmund Vice President, Marketing Edmund Optics® Inc. 101 East Gloucester Pike Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A. Phone: 1-800-363-1992 Fax: 1-856-573-6295
email: medmund@edmundoptics.com

Janet Savage Lion Associates 550 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 211 Harrison, NY 10528 (914) 670-0138 Fax: (914) 670-0596 www.lionadv.com

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