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These dispersing equilateral dispersing prisms have a very simple triangular cross section. Equilateral dispersion prisms are commonly used for wavelength separations, i.e. refracting white light into a rainbow pattern effect.  Depending on the material used equilateral dispersion prisms can be used over a wide range of wavelengths.  We offer UV Fused silica prisms for use in the ultra-violet wavelength from 170nm and other high index materials which are used for visible applications.  Antireflective coatings are applied to most of our high index grade of equilateral dispersion prisms as high index material is sceptical to staining and corrosion which anti-reflective coatings eliminate. Antireflective coatings also help to improve output of the light as they prevent light loss due to surface reflection. The exit beam is in general at an angle to the input beam, this angle depending on the prism material, the wavelength and the incidence angle.

Equilateral prisms can be manufactured using Calcium Fluoride in the UV or silicon and germanium for thermal imaging use. Silicon is particularly useful at the 3-5µm wavelength and germanium at the 7-14µm wavelength. 

Stock equilateral prisms are available to purchase directly from this website. To enquire about our custom prism capabilities, or to place a custom order, please contact our technical sales team.

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UV grade fused silica, F2SF11 or equivalent
± 0.2 mm
60/40 scratch/dig
Antireflective Coating for visible (AV7)
Single layer Mgf² AR for high index, R.avg<0.2%@550nm)

AR coatings.
Mirror coatings
Stock prisms can be machined thinner.

Antireflective Coating for visible (AV7)
Single layer Mgf² AR for high index, R.avg<0.2%@550nm)

9 Items

Name Length (mm) Height (mm) Refractive Index (nd) Coating Material Price Buy
PES3535 35 35 1.79 Uncoated SF11 or equivalent
$166.11
PES2020 20 20 1.79 AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm) SF11 or equivalent
$97.23
PES1515 15 15 1.79 AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm) SF11 or equivalent
$89.59
PEG6060 60 60 1.62 AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm) F2 or equivalent
$250.13
PEG4040 40 40 1.62 AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm) F2 or equivalent
$198.08
PEG2525 25 25 1.62 AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm) F2 or equivalent
$104.18
PEF4040 40 40 1.46 Uncoated UV fused silica
$271.75
PEF2525 25 25 1.46 Uncoated UV fused silica
$194.53
PEF1515 15 15 1.46 Uncoated UV fused silica
$103.56

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