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Hemicylindrical prisms

Del Mar Photonics supplies hemicylindrical prisms made of CaF2, IR grade Fused Silica, Si, CVD ZnSe and optical glasses.
Standard size: 25.4mm height, R12.7mm

CaF2 hemicylindrical prisms
Part number: CaF2_hemicyl_prism_25.4_12.7 - request a quote

Type: hemicylindrical prisms
Material: CaF2 IRgrade
Height 25.4 mm (+/-0.2 mm),
Radius: 12.7 mm (+0.0/-0.2 mm)
Center thickness: 12.7 mm (+/-0.1mm)
2 faces polished: SQ 80/50 scr-dig
Other faces: fine ground.


IR grade Fused Silica hemicylindrical prisms
Part number: IRFS_hemicyl_prism_25.4_12.7 - request a quote

Type: hemicylindrical prisms
Material: Fused Silica, IR grade
Height 25.4 mm (+/-0.2 mm),
Radius: 12.7 mm (+0.0/-0.2 mm)
Center thickness: 12.7 mm (+/-0.1mm)
2 faces polished: SQ 60-40 scr-dig
Other faces: fine ground.

Silicon hemicylindrical prisms
Part number: Si_hemicyl_prism_25.4_12.7 - request a quote

Type: hemicylindrical prisms
Material: Silicon
Height 25.4 mm (+/-0.2 mm),
Radius: 12.7 mm (+0.0/-0.2 mm)
Center thickness: 12.7 mm (+/-0.1mm)
2 faces polished: SQ 60-40 scr-dig
Other faces: fine ground.

ZnSe hemicylindrical prisms
Part number: ZnSe_hemicyl_prism_25.4_12.7 - request a quote

Type: hemicylindrical prisms
Material: ZnSe, IR grade
Height 25.4 mm (+/-0.2 mm),
Radius: 12.7 mm (+0.0/-0.2 mm)
Center thickness: 12.7 mm (+/-0.1mm)
2 faces polished: SQ 60-40 scr-dig
Other faces: fine ground.

See also: optical lenses, optical windows and wedges



Del Mar Photonics featured components

Del Mar Photonics continuously expands its components portfolio.

Solar Prisms for Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV)
Solar cells made of compound semiconductors such as gallium arsenide are very expensive. Usually very small cells are installed and various means such as mirrors, lenses, prisms, etc..are used  to concentrate sunlight on the cells. Concentration photovoltaic technology (CPV) uses the solar radiation with an efficiency of 40%, double that of conventional solar cells
Del Mar Photonics design custom Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV) and supply variety of the optical components for CPV such as solar prisms shown in the picture.
hexagonal light pipes, optical rods
High Concentration Photovoltaic Panel (HCPV) - request for information
Solar Glass reflectors & optics for solar power generation & solar heating
Ultrafast studies of charge carrier dynamics in nanomaterials and relevance to solar energy conversion
CdTe Solar Cells

Axicon Lens
Axicon lens also known as conical lens or rotationally symmetric prism is widely used in different scientific research and application. Axicon can be used to convert a parallel laser beam into a ring, to create a non diffractive Bessel beam or to focus a parallel beam into long focus depth.
Del Mar Photonics supplies axicons with cone angles range from 130° to 179.5° for use with virtually any laser radiation. We manufacture and supply axicons made from BK7 glass, fused silica and other materials.

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Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile (TiO2) coupling prisms
Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile’s strong birefringency, wide transmission range and good mechanical properties make it suitable for fabrication of polarizing cubes, prisms and optical isolators. Boules having high optical transmission and homogeneity are grown by proprietary method. Typical boules have 10 - 15 mm in dia. and up to 25 mm length. Optical elements sizes - from 2 x 2 x 1 mm to 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 mm. Laser grade polish quality is available for finished elements. So far we the largest elements that we manufactured are 12 x15 x 5 mm, in which optical axis is parallel to 15 mm edge, 5 mm is along beam path, 12 x 15 mm faces polished 20/10 S/D, one wave flatness, parallelism < 3 arc.min. (better specs. available on request).

more details - download brochure - request a quote - properties incl. refractive index - buy online
Cylindrical and hemispherical lenses from rutile TiO2
Rutile retroreflectors - PBS
Rutile windows
Rutile prisms in production: Brewster angle rutile (TiO2) prism -

Lithium Tantalate (LiTaO3)
Lithium Tantalate exhibits unique electro-optical, pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties combined with good mechanical and chemical stability and , wide transparency range and high optical damage threshold. This makes LiTaO3 well-suited for numerous applications including electro-optical modulators, pyroelectric detectors, optical waveguide and SAW substrates, piezoelectric transducers etc.
LiTaO3 wafer SAW grade - Lithium Tantalate, LiTaO3 - crystal - elements for pyroelectric detector - EOM - EO crystal - wafers - Lithium Tantalate Substrates for Pyroelectric Detectors - y-cut LiTaO3 - LiTaO3 properties - Electro – Optic Pockels Cells - Optical Waveguide Substrates - Pyroelectric Detector Substrates - Piezoelectric Transducers - wafers- Lithium Tantalate frequency filter - detector - Lithium Tantalate wafers and crystals - LiTaO3 thin substrates - cylindrical z-cut LiTaO3 crystal - online store

Sapphire components
Sapphire Circular Windows - Square & Rectangle - Rods
Sapphire & Ruby Rings - Sapphire & Ruby Balls - Sapphire & Ruby Nozzles
Sapphire Lenses - Ball & Seat - Special Products - Sapphire Vee & Cup Jewels
Sapphire Ceramics - Ceramic Sleeves - Ceramic Holes - Ceramic Rods
Sapphire & Ruby Orifices - Sapphire & Ruby Tubes - Sapphire Components
Sapphire Half Round Rod - Sapphire Windows - Rods & Tubes - Special Part
Sapphire Prism - 5x5x5 - Sapphire Chisel - Sapphire Square Rod

Sapphire rods for HPLC: Agilent Technologies - Beckman Coulter, Inc. - Cecil Instruments - Dionex Corp  - Hitachi, Ltd. - PerkinElmer, Inc. - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments - Thermo Fisher Scientific - Varian, Inc. - Waters Corporation

Vacuum viewport

Del Mar Photonics offer a range of competitively priced UHV viewports , Conflat, ISO or KF including a variety of coatings to enhance performance. Del Mar Photonics viewports are manufactured using advanced techniques for control of special and critical processes, including 100 percent helium leak testing and x-ray measurements for metallization control. Windows Materials include: Fused silica, Quartz , Sapphire , MgF2, BaF2, CaF2, ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, Si, Pyrex. Standard Viewing diameters from .55" to 1.94 ".
Coating - a range of custom coatings can applied - which include
- Single QWOT
- Broad Band AR
- V coatings
- DLC (Diamond like coating)

more details - request a quote


NARROW-BAND HOLOGRAPHIC FILTERS are intended for suppression of powerful beams in research and in engineering, in particular, in laser spectroscopy, and also for protection from blinding and damaging by laser radiation various photo receiver devices and operator's eyes.

Unlike conventional interference filters, which are made by vacuum evaporation techniques, holographic filters are fabricated by recording interference patterns formed between two mutually coherent laser beams. Since all layers are recorded simultaneously within a thick stack, the optical density of the notch filter is high and its spectral bandwidth can be extremely narrow. Also, since the layering profile is sinusoidal instead of square wave, holographic notch filters are free from extraneous reflection bands and provide significantly higher laser damage thresholds.



Hydrogen Thyratrons are used in such devices as radars with different power levels, high-power pulsed technical, electrophysical, medical devices and lasers. Sophisticated design and high quality ceramic-metal envelope determines long lifetime and very accurate and reliable operation of hydrogen thyratrons under wide range of environmental conditions.
- radars
- pulsed  lasers power supplies
- medical apparatus
- electrophysical instrumentation

Triggered Three-Electrode Spark Gap Switches are ceramic-metal sealed off gas discharge trigatron-type devices with a co-axial trigger electrode. These Gas Discharge Tubes contain no mercury and, due to an advanced design, feature high reliability and a long lifetime being operating under wide range of environmental conditions.
- pulsed installation for processing materials
- installations with plasma focus
- pulse power supplies for lasers and other pulse equipment
- medical apparatus such as lithotriptors and defibrillators
- processing systems for petroleum wells


Trigger Transformers
Del Mar Photonics supply trigger transformers for triggered spark gaps and other applications. Contact us to today to discuss your application or requesta  quote.
Trigger Transformers are used to provide a fast high voltage pulse up to 30kV/µs and more. This high voltage pulse is applied to the trigger electrode to initiate switching action in the three-electrode spark gaps. Either positive or negative pulses can be obtained from all of the transformers.


We are looking forward to hear from you and help you with your optical and crystal components requirements. Need time to think about it? Drop us a line and we'll send you beautiful Del Mar Photonics mug (or two) so you can have a tea party with your colleagues and discuss your potential needs.


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Del Mar Photonics, Inc.
4119 Twilight Ridge
San Diego, CA 92130
tel: (858) 876-3133
fax: (858) 630-2376
Skype: delmarphotonics