Uncoated Prisms achieve 90° light path bend.

Press Release Summary:

Used with well-collimated light sources, IR Right Angle Prisms utilize total internal reflection for right angle path bend. They are available with Calcium Fluoride substrate, which has refraction of 1.434 and provides transmission from 190 nm to 7 µm, in 12.7, 25.4, and 38.1 mm sizes. Prisms are also available with Germanium, suited for applications in 3-12 µm region, and Zinc Selenide with transmission from 1-16 µm. Germanium/Zinc Selenide units are available in 12.7 and 25.4 mm sizes.

Original Press Release:

Edmund Optics Introduces IR Right Angle Prisms

July 16, 2009, Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces their IR Right Angle Prisms. As their name infers, Right Angle Prisms are used to achieve a 90º (Right Angle) light path bend.

Three substrate options for a wide range of applications

Edmund Optics' IR Right Angle Prisms are available in three substrate options to cover a wide range of applications. Calcium Fluoride, a material with a low index of refraction of 1.434, provides excellent transmission properties from 190 nm to 7 µm. This substrate is ideally suited for applications throughout the UV, Visible and Infrared Spectra. Germanium is a dense material with a high index - excellent for applications in the 3-12 µm region where the optical path length needs to be maximized. Zinc Selenide, commonly used in a variety of CO2 laser applications, features high transmission from 1-16 µm.

Uncoated prisms ideal for use with well-collimated light sources

These uncoated prisms utilize total internal reflection for the right angle path bend and are perfect for use with well-collimated light sources. EO's IR Right Angle Prisms with a Calcium Fluoride substrate are available uncoated in 12.7 mm, 25.4 mm and 38.1 mm sizes. IR Right Angle Prisms with a Germanium substrate or a Zinc Selenide substrate are available uncoated in 12.7 mm and 25.4 mm sizes.

All Edmund Optics uncoated IR Right Angle Prisms are in-stock and available for immediate delivery. Custom Anti-Reflective and Metallic coating options are available to meet customers' specific requirements.

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 new interactive catalog, the website at www.edmundoptics.com, or requesting their print catalog.

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

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