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.
Stock prisms can be machined thinner.
Antireflective Coating for visible (AV7)
Single layer Mgf² AR for high index, R.avg<0.2%@550nm)
|Name||Length (mm)||Height (mm)||Refractive Index (nd)||Coating||Material||Price||Buy|
|PES1515||15||15||1.79||AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm)||SF11 or equivalent||
|PEF1515||15||15||1.46||Uncoated||UV fused silica||
|PES2020||20||20||1.79||AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm)||SF11 or equivalent||
|PEG2525||25||25||1.62||AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm)||F2 or equivalent||
|PEF2525||25||25||1.46||Uncoated||UV fused silica||
|PES3535||35||35||1.79||Uncoated||SF11 or equivalent||
|PEG4040||40||40||1.62||AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm)||F2 or equivalent||
|PEF4040||40||40||1.46||Uncoated||UV fused silica||
|PEG6060||60||60||1.62||AR coated vis (BBAR 450-750nm)||F2 or equivalent||