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At the forefront of optical innovation, Knight Optical specialise in providing bespoke cylindrical lenses tailored to meet a diverse array of specific requirements.

Our catalogue encompasses a comprehensive selection of cylindrical lenses, including the concave cylindrical lens, the aspheric cylindrical lens, and the cylindrical lens array. Additionally, we supply the highly efficient cylindrical Fresnel lens, the optically superior znse cylindrical lens, and the well-designed achromatic cylindrical lens, ensuring we cater to every nuanced need in the realm of optics.

Our cylindrical lenses are crafted from the highest quality materials, including BK7 or its equivalent and UV Fused Silica, to guarantee exceptional performance across a spectrum of applications. Whether you’re in search of the standard cylinder lens for basic applications or the more sophisticated aspheric cylindrical lens for advanced optical corrections, our range is meticulously curated to provide precision optics at a cylindrical lens price that ensures value without compromising on quality.

For applications demanding high precision, such as diode laser systems, our cylindrical lens offerings are unparalleled. They adeptly transform the elliptical output of a diode laser into a perfectly round beam, thereby enhancing the laser’s efficiency and application potential. This capability is particularly embodied in our cylindrical lens array and cylindrical meniscus lens, which not only focus light in one dimension but also correct ocular astigmatism, offering a solution to a myriad of optical challenges.

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    Metrology Testing and Quality Assurance

    Knight Optical stands with excellence in the customisation of cylindrical lenses. Our expertise spans the entire spectrum from the concave cylindrical lens to the achromatic cylindrical lens, ensuring that every product not only meets but exceeds the rigorous demands of both general and specialised applications. Our cylindrical lenses are a testament to our commitment to quality, precision, and innovation.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A cylindrical lens is an optical lens shaped to focus light into a line rather than a point, differing from spherical lenses that focus light to a point. These lenses are commonly used in applications requiring precise control over the light path, such as laser line generation, optical metrology, and spectrophotometry. They can manipulate light in one dimension, either spreading or focusing it depending on the lens type (convex or concave).

    A concave cylindrical lens diverges light rays that pass through it, effectively spreading the light into a wider line. In contrast, a convex cylindrical lens converges light rays, focusing them into a narrower line. The choice between concave and convex depends on the specific application needs, such as whether the goal is to disperse light for illumination purposes or to focus it for imaging or laser beam shaping.

    Aspheric cylindrical lenses feature a non-spherical surface profile that reduces spherical aberration and improves focusing and collimating efficiency. Their design allows for better control of light, enhancing optical performance in applications like laser scanning, optical processing, and beam shaping. The main advantage is the ability to achieve more precise and efficient light manipulation with a single lens, reducing system complexity and improving overall system performance.

    A cylindrical lens array consists of multiple cylindrical lenses arranged in a series, creating a grid that can manipulate light in specific, controlled ways across multiple points simultaneously. These arrays are used in applications requiring uniform light distribution across a plane, such as in holography, optical testing, and certain types of imaging systems. They offer the ability to process light over a wide area efficiently.

    A cylindrical Fresnel lens combines the light-manipulating properties of a cylindrical lens with the compact, lightweight design of a Fresnel lens. These lenses are used to focus or disperse light in one dimension, similar to standard cylindrical lenses, but with less bulk and weight, making them ideal for applications where space and weight are critical factors, such as in portable optical devices and solar energy concentrators.

    Achromatic cylindrical lenses are designed to minimize chromatic aberration by combining two or more types of glass with different dispersion properties. This improvement allows them to focus or disperse light without splitting it into its component colours, resulting in clearer and more accurate imaging or beam shaping. They are particularly valuable in applications where colour distortion can compromise the system’s effectiveness, such as in high-precision imaging and spectroscopy.

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