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EQUILATERAL dispersion prism

EQUILATERAL dispersion prisms have three equal 60° angles, which are made of optical materials with high difference of refraction indexes for different wavelength, such as the SF10.





Light crossing the LITTROW prism is spectrally dispersed with simultaneous inversion of the path of rays caused by the reflection taking place on the back surface of the prism. The reflection surface has to be mirrored coating.




The prism consists of a four-sided block of glass shaped as a right prism with 90°, 75°, 135°, and 60° angles on the end faces. Light enters the prism through face AB, undergoes total internal reflection from face BC, and exits through face AD. The refraction of the light as it enters and exits the prism is such that one particular wavelength of the light is deviated by exactly 90°. As the prism is rotated around an axis O, the line of intersection of bisector ofBAD and the reflecting face BC, the selected wavelength which is deviated by 90° is changed without changing the geometry or relative positions of the input and output beams.

 The prism is commonly used to separate a single required wavelength from a light beam containing multiple wavelengths, such as a particular output line from a multi-line laser due to its ability to separate beams even after they have undergone a non-linear frequency conversion. For this reason, they are also commonly used in optical atomic spectroscopy.



AMICI prism (Direct Vision Prisms)

The AMICI prisms generate dispersion of polychromatic light with simulaneous correction of divergence. All the dispersed beam output from the prism are parallel to the input beam. These Prisms consist of three prisms, which are cemented together. Two of the three prisms (A prism in the left draft) are made of different material to the other prism (B prism in the left draft). Typical combination of materials are Flint galss for A and Crown glass for B.


Material On request,for example,BK7,Fused silica,F2,SF10
Rangeof Size 4-100mm
Dimension Tolerance


Clear Aperture >90%
Angle Accuracy +/-3 arc min
Pyramid error +/-5 arc min
Flatness@633nm <Lambda/2
Surface Quality 60/40
Coating On request


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