Spherical lenses can be used to focus a beam, form an image, and collimate or expand a beam of light. At CVI Laser Optics, we routinely manufacture lenses with high surface quality and accuracy, and have extensive experience in delivering high laser damage threshold optics. However, we also understand the importance of balancing cost and performance for less demanding applications that still require precision and well controlled manufacturing. That is why our extensive line of catalog products includes lenses in a broad range of shapes, materials, focal lengths and diameters, with different quality levels to address the various performance requirements of our customers. We have the knowledge to understand your needs and supply the best component for your application: not over-specified, with the right quality and cost.
If you are unable to find a perfect fit within our line of catalog products, we encourage you to call us to discuss a custom solution. We have experience working with a variety of other materials using conventional, diamond turning, and molded fabrication techniques. We can manufacture a lens with the right combination of shape, radius of curvature, diameter, and tolerances to meet your exact requirements for OEM or laboratory use.
High quality antireflection coatings are essential for maximum throughput and power handling, and ours are among the best. We offer a wide range of BBAR and V-coats, and custom coatings. To achieve highest laser damage threshold, we typically recommend V-coat antireflection coatings on laser-grade 10-5 fused silica substrates.