Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Antireflection Coating Effective Focal Length (EFL) Availability Price
Plano-Convex Lens, Nano-Textured Fused Silica, 12.7 mm, 100 mm EFL, 500-1100 nm
$250
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500-1100 nm 100 mm
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Plano-Convex Lens, Nano-Textured Fused Silica, 12.7 mm, 100 mm EFL, 250-550 nm
$240
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250-550 nm 100 mm
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Plano-Convex Lens, Nano-Textured Fused Silica, 12.7 mm, 50 mm EFL, 500-1100 nm
$250
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500-1100 nm 50.0 mm
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Plano-Convex Lens, Nano-Textured Fused Silica, 12.7 mm, 50 mm EFL, 250-550 nm
$240
In Stock
250-550 nm 50.0 mm
In Stock

Specifications

  • Lens Shape
    Plano-Convex
  • Diameter
    12.7 mm
  • Lens Material
    HPFS 7980 0A
  • Surface Quality
    10-5 scratch-dig
  • Surface Accuracy, Irregularity
    λ/10 at 632.8 nm, power removed
  • Chamfers
    0.4 mm bevel
  • Chamfers Angle/Tolerance
    45 ±15°
  • Clear Aperture
    10.54 mm

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

Nano-Texture Technology

Sub-wavelength anti-reflection (AR) nano-textures etched directly into the surface of laser grade fused silica windows and lenses exhibit reflection losses down to 0.1% over wide bandwidths from UV-NIR.  Because no dissimilar materials are deposited as with thin film AR coatings, there is no added absorption or surface heating.  As a result, thermal lensing is reduced,  resulting in improved beam parameters and long term stability.  Extensive laser damage tests have shown significantly increased pulsed and CW laser damage thresholds compared to traditional thin-film AR coatings.

Extreme Broadband Anti-reflection Performance L Type

AR nano-textures inherently perform over unprecedented bandwidths allowing coverage of multiple laser wavelengths in a single optic. Newport offers the long wavelength type, specified as “L” type AR textures R<0.1% 500-800nm, R<0.3% 900-1100nm.

Extreme Broadband Anti-reflection Performance S Type

Newport offers the short wavelength type, specified as “S” type AR textures R<0.1% 250nm-360nm, R<0.3% 400-550nm.

Increased Laser Damage Thresholds

With no dissimilar materials used or deposit, the AR nano-textures exhibit no added absorption or surface heating. This results in improved beam parameters and longer lifetimes for these laser optics. Extensive laser damage tests have shown significantly increased pulsed and CW laser damage thresholds compared to thin-film ARs with damage thresholds equivalent to the bulk material. Typically, for pulsed laser applications, the threshold will be higher by 2-5x, compared to the standard thin films AR V-coating method. Testing results show that the nano-textured optics damaged at 35.6 J/cm2 at 1064 nm, 10 ns pulses, with 0.5 mm diameter beam. Untreated high purity fused silica was also tested and damaged at 42.1 J/cm2, using the same parameters. For applications in the CW regime, tests have been conducted under long duration CW damage testing at intensities above 15.5 MW/cm2, with no damage.

Nano-Texture Optics Cleaning Instructions

Conventional cleaning methods used for standard thin film coatings, such as the drop and drag technique or physical wiping, should not be used on nano-textured optics.

Using these standard cleaning methods will result in further contamination to the surface because solvent residues and debris will be forced deeper into the valleys of the nanostructures. These optics are best cleaned by solvent rinsing first with methanol or isopropyl alcohol or by immersion in an ammonia solution or simple soap and water bath. Aggressive cleaning can be implemented by immersion in acid solutions such as a mix of sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide.  These cleaning techniques should be used with caution or ideally, not at all.  Any cleaning should be completed by rinsing with isopropyl alcohol followed by air drying under cover or nitrogen blow-drying.

Polymer Optic Cleaning Kits are not recommended.

Mounted Version - with Lens Tubes

The lenses can be mounted in LT series lens tube for constructing a complex optical system or quickly connecting to other threaded lens mounts: A-Line™ series fixed lens mount, or adjustable lens positioner (with thread adapter). Use LT-WR series spanner wrench for easy lens installation.