Edmund Optics has introduced Techspec Plastic Hybrid Acylinder Lenses providing diffraction-limited focusing performance in only one dimension.
Designed at 587.6nm, the lenses are excellent for visible wavelengths and similar to both aspheric lenses and cylinder lenses. Techspec Plastic Hybrid Acylinder Lenses reduce spherical aberration along the focusing axis. This is ideal for creating precise thin line profiles with broadband sources.
The innovative hybrid lens design offers negative optical dispersion and excellent colour correction. They also feature a high numerical aperture that allows the lenses to be used with divergent light sources such as laser diode bars and LEDs.