Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Diameter Effective Focal Length (EFL) F/# Availability Price
Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -1000 mm EFL, 650-1000 nm
$163
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25.4 mm -1000 mm -39.4
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Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -250 mm EFL, 650-1000 nm
$163
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25.4 mm -250 mm -9.8
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Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -200 mm EFL, 650-1000 nm
$157
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25.4 mm -200 mm -7.9
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Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -150 mm EFL, 650-1000 nm
$157
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25.4 mm -150 mm -5.9
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Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -100 mm EFL, 650-1000 nm
$153
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25.4 mm -100 mm -3.9
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Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -75 mm EFL, 650-1000 nm
$153
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25.4 mm -75 mm -3
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Bi-Concave Lens, Fused Silica, 25.4 mm, -50 EFL, 650-1000 nm
$153
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25.4 mm -50 mm -2
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Specifications

  • Lens Shape
    Bi-Concave (Double-Concave)
  • Lens Material
    UV Fused Silica
  • Antireflection Coating
    650-1000 nm
  • Coating Type
    NIR Multilayer
  • Coating Code
    AR.16
  • Damage Threshold
    7.5 J/cm2, 10 ns pulses, 10 Hz at 1064 nm
  • Surface Quality
    20-10 scratch-dig
  • Surface Accuracy, Irregularity
    λ/8
  • Surface Accuracy, Power
    1.5 λ
  • Surface Flatness
    λ/8
  • Centration
    ≤3 arc min
  • Chamfers
    0-0.8 mm face width
  • Chamfers Angle/Tolerance
    45° ±15°, typical
  • Focal Length Tolerance
    ±1 %
  • Diameter Tolerance
    +0/-0.1 mm
  • Center Thickness Tolerance
    ±0.1 mm
  • Clear Aperture
    ≥central 90% of diameter
  • Cleaning

Features

UV Fused Silica Substrates for UV, Laserline & Broadband Applications

UV Grade Fused Silica is synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide of extremely high purity providing maximum transmission from 195 to 2100 nm. This non-crystalline, colorless silica glass combines a very low thermal expansion coefficient with good optical qualities, and excellent transmittance in the ultraviolet region. Transmission and homogeneity exceed those of crystalline quartz without the problems of orientation and temperature instability inherent in the crystalline form. It will not fluoresce under UV light and is resistant to radiation. For high-energy applications, the extreme purity of fused silica eliminates microscopic defect sites that could lead to laser damage. For more information, refer to our optical materials Technical Note

Precision Bi-Convex Lens Surfaces

Our precision UV Fused Silica bi-convex lenses are polished to tight tolerances minimizing wavefront distortion. Tight surface quality tolerances minimize scatter and unwanted diffraction effects. These lenses have a 20-10 scratch-dig surface quality, and a λ/8 surface irregularity. For more information, refer to the optical surfaces technical note.

Broadband Multilayer NIR Antireflection Coatings

Our broadband AR.16 antireflection coating improves the transmission efficiency of these lenses by reducing surface reflections over a 650-1000 nm wavelength range. The NIR AR multi-layer coating improves the performance over uncoated surfaces. It features a damage threshold of 7.5 J/cm‌2 for 10 ns pulses at 10 Hz and 1064 nm.

Standardized Bi-Concave Focal Lengths

Standard double concave effective focal lengths provide a systematic approach allowing for lenses of different sizes and materials to be interchanged without requiring other changes to your optical system.

Bi-Concave Lens Shape for Beam Expansion

Bi-Concave lenses are the best choice where object and image are at absolute conjugate ratios closer to 1:1 with converging input beam. The output rays appear to be diverging from a virtual image located on the object side of the lens. The distance from this virtual point to the lens is known as the focal length. Similar to the Plano-Concave lenses, the Bi-concave lenses have negative focal lengths, thereby causing collimated incident light to diverge. Bi-Concave lenses have equal radius of curvature on both side of the lens. They are generally used to expand light or increase focal length in existing systems, such as beam expanders and projection systems.

Mounting Options

We offer a full range of optical lens mounts to meet various experimental requirements. Below lists the recommended mounts for spherical lenses of standard sizes. Please see our Lens Mount Guide for additional information.

Lens Diameter LH-A-GRP
A-Line™ Lens Mounts
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LT Series Lens Tubes
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LP Series Lens Positioners
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Optics Cage Plus Series
76.2 mm (M-) LH-3A N/A N/A N/A
50.8 mm (M-) LH-2A
LH-2N
LT20-05
LT20-10
LT20-20
LT20-30
LP-2A
LP-2A-XY
LP-2A-XYZ
N/A
38.1 mm (M-) LH-1.5A LT20 lens tube with
LH-2R1.5 adapter
LP-2 lens positioner with
LPLH-1.5T adapter
N/A
25.4 mm (M-) LH-1A
LH-1N
LH-1XY
LH-1TZ-A
LH-1TZ
LT10-05
LT10-10
LT10-20
LT10-30
LP-1A
LP-1A-XY
LP-1A-XYZ
OC1-LH1-S
OC1-LH1
OC1-LH1-TZ
OC1-LH1-XY
OC1-LH1-XYA
OC1-LH1-XYC
OC1-LH1-XYZ
12.7 mm (M-) LH-0.5A
LH-05N
LT05-05
LT05-10
LP-05A
LP-05A-XY
LP-05A-XYZ
N/A
6.35 mm LH-05DB with
LH-50R25 adapter
LT05 lens tube with
LH-50R25 adapter
LP-05 lens positioner with
LPLH-25T adapter
N/A

For non-standard sizes not listed above, check out our variable size lens mounts.