News | October 28, 2011

TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms Excellent For Beam Steering Applications


Anamorphic pairs ideal for beam shaping

Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces new TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms . These versatile prisms are ideal for a wide range of beam deviation options, whether used individually or in pairs. They offer superior surface characteristics with 1/10 wave surface accuracy and 20-10 scratch-dig.

Optimal performance from the UV to the NIR
Edmund Optics' TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms provide a low coefficient of thermal expansion and a high transmittance for optimal performance from the Ultraviolet to the NIR range. Used individually, TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms can deviate a laser beam by a specific angle. In pairs, the prisms are excellent for a wide variety of beam steering applications.

Corrects the elliptical shape of diode outputs
Using two TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms creates an anamorphic pair for beam shaping applications, to easily correct the elliptical shape of diode outputs. By rotating two wedge prisms independently of one another, pairs of wedge prisms can also be used to steer a beam anywhere in a circle, which is particularly useful to scan a beam to different locations in a diverse variety of imaging applications.

0.5° to 5.0° beam deviations available
EO's TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms are available uncoated in 0.5°, 1.0°, 1.5°, 2.0°, 2.5°, 4.0° and 5.0° beam deviations. N-BK7 versions are also available. TECHSPEC Fused Silica Wedge Prisms 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 (800) 363-1992, via the new interactive catalog, the website at, or requesting their print catalog.

SOURCE: Edmund Optics