OptoSigma

OPTICS & OPTICAL COATINGS
Guide
Lenses Selection Guide

These Lenses listed here are a single lens polished to a spherical shape different
to multi-element lens for cameras or telescopes.
The performance is reduced to minimum with a wide range of applications at low cost.

Application Type of Lens Features Relevance information
Focus Image formation
Focused laser beam Plano Convex Lenses Low cost. Small spot size. High performance product
Achromatic Lenses
Collimated light Spherical aberration is small. High performance product
Achromatic Lenses
Illumination Biconvex Lenses
Plano Convex Lenses
Compact. High numerical aperture. High numerical aperture
Aspheric Lenses
Image formation
(Microscope)
Biconvex Lenses
Plano Convex Lenses
Low cost.
Observation of a narrow field of view.
High performance product
Achromatic Lenses, Camera Lenses
Beam Shaping Diffusers
Beam expansion Plano Convex Lenses
Plano Concave Lenses
Low cost. Low magnification. High performance products
Beam Expanders
Light sheet Cylindrical Lenses Low cost. Diverging beam uniaxial.
Irregular beam Plano Convex Lenses
Cylindrical Lenses
Varying the Beam Diameter and, Aspect ratio,
Beam Divergence Aspect ratio.