Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Lens Shape Diameter Effective Focal Length (EFL) F/# Availability Price
Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 6.8 mm, 5.87 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$55
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Plano-Convex Aspheric 6.8 mm 5.87 mm 0.9
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Condenser Lens, Bi-Convex Aspheric, 9.0 mm, 6.78 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$55
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Bi-Convex Aspheric 9.0 mm 6.8 mm 0.8
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Condenser Lens, Bi-Convex Aspheric, 12.0 mm, 8.0 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$55
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Bi-Convex Aspheric 12.0 mm 8.0 mm 0.8
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Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 15.0 mm, 11.72 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$56
Plano-Convex Aspheric 15.0 mm 11.72 mm 0.8
Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 24.0 mm, 19.7 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$60
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Plano-Convex Aspheric 24.0 mm 19.7 mm 0.8
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Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 25.0 mm, 16.82 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$60
Plano-Convex Aspheric 25.0 mm 16.82 mm 0.7
Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 32.5 mm, 28.47 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$78
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Plano-Convex Aspheric 32.5 mm 28.47 mm 0.9
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Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 35.0 mm, 29.39 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$79
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Plano-Convex Aspheric 35.0 mm 29.39 mm 0.9
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Condenser Lens, Bi-Convex Aspheric, 40.0 mm, 22.0 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$79
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Bi-Convex Aspheric 40.0 mm 22.0 mm 0.6
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Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 45.0 mm, 31.18 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$80
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Plano-Convex Aspheric 45.0 mm 31.18 mm 0.8
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Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 50.0 mm, 35.85 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$87
Plano-Convex Aspheric 50.0 mm 35.85 mm 0.8
Condenser Lens, Plano-Convex Aspheric, 75.0 mm, 49.24 mm EFL, 400-700 nm
$157
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Plano-Convex Aspheric 75.0 mm 49.24 mm 0.7
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Specifications

  • Lens Type
    Aspheric Condenser
  • Antireflection Coating
    400-700 nm
  • Coating Type
    Single-layer visible MgF2
  • Coating Code
    -C
  • Damage Threshold
    7 J/cm², 10 ns pulses, 20 Hz at 532 nm
  • Lens Material
    Schott B270® Ultra-White Glass
  • Surface Quality
    80-50 scratch-dig

Features

Schott B 270® Ultra-White Glass Substrates

Our aspheric lenses are made from Schott B 270® Ultra-White Glass which has numerous advantages for condenser lenses. For example, it is highly transparent across a wide range of wavelengths, and is highly resistant to intense UV exposure, making it ideal for use with light sources such as high intensity arc lamps.

MgF2 Visible Antireflection Coating

Our single layer Magnesium Fluoride visible AR coating is the most common choice that offers extremely broad wavelength range at a reasonable price. It is standard on achromats and optional on our N-BK7 plano-convex spherical lenses and cylindrical lenses. Comparing to the uncoated surface, the MgF2 provides a significant improvement by reducing the reflectance to less than 1.5%. It works extremely well over a wide range of wavelengths (400 nm to 700 nm) at angles of incidence less than 15 degrees.

Advantages of Aspheric Lenses

In applications that require large acceptance angles, such as light gathering for illumination, spherical lenses are unsuitable due to spherical aberration, or the effect of refractive power of a spherical surface becoming greater with increasing aperture. Aspheric lenses maintain constant focal length or very high NA, avoiding the need for multiple elements to correct spherical aberration. This simplifies system design by reducing weight and component count. It also results in less transmission loss, and less ghosting due to having fewer surfaces. The primary drawback of an aspheric lens is off-axis performance is poor. This is not a problem for coupling to and from optical fibers or collimating light sources, but aspheric lenses are not usable over a wide field of view.

Superior Light Collection

Our Aspheric Condenser Lenses provide higher numerical apertures (NA), larger apertures and lower f# ratios, when compared to standard spherical lenses. They are ideally suited for illumination applications, such as light collection and condensing, projection and detection. Examples include coupling light into and out of optical fibers, efficiently collecting output from optical sources, or focusing beams onto small high-speed detectors.

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.