Cylindrical lens’ are available in positive or negative focal lengths. They have one cylindrical surface that causes incoming light to be focused on only a single dimension, which causes the image to be stretched. It can be used to expand the output of a laser diode into a symmetrical beam. Ideal for laser line generation or anamorphic beam shaping to circularize laser outputs.
Our lenses have been fabricated with different types of materials, namely Fused Silica, CaF2 and BK7.