Del Mar Photonics

Standard Fused Silica Prisms from stock

 

 Model   Product Name+   Buy Now 
 DSP-FS-20   Dispersion prism, UV FS, 20x20x20 mm  Buy Now 
 DVP-FS-20   Dove prism, UV FS, 20x20x82 mm  Buy Now 
 PH-FS-25.4-12.7   FS hemicylindrical prism, 25.4 mm  Buy Now 
 RRF-FS-1-1   Retro-Reflector, UV FS, 25.4 mm, BBAR 400-700 nm  Buy Now 
 RRF-FS-1.5   Retro-Reflector, UV FS, 38.1 mm  Buy Now 
 RRF-FS-2.5   Retro-Reflector, UV FS, 63.5 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-10   Right angle prism, UV FS, 10x10x10 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-12   Right angle prism, UV FS, 12x12x12 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-15   Right angle prism, UV FS, 15x15x15 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-20   Right angle prism, UV FS, 20x20x20 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-30   Right angle prism, UV FS, 30x30x30 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-5   Right angle prism, UV FS,  5x5x5 mm  Buy Now 
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Type: hemicylindrical prisms
Material: Fused Silica IR grade
Height 25.4 mm (+/-0.2 mm),
Radius: 12.7 mm (+/-0.1 mm),
Center thickness: 12.7 mm (+/-0.1mm)
Angular deviation: +/-3 arc min,
2 faces polished: SQ 60-40 scr-dig
Other faces: fine ground.
Coating: none
Part number: IRFS_hemicyl_prism_25.4_12.7

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Custom prisms examples:
Type: 4-sided polished prism
Material: Fused Silica IR grade
Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 mm (+/-0.2 mm)
Thickness: 9.5 mm (+0.0/-0.2 mm)
Angles: alpha1 = 68 deg; alpha2 = 70 deg
Angular deviation: +/- 10 arc min
4 faces polished: SQ 60-40 scr-dig
Other 2 faces: fine ground.
Coating: none
Part number:
IRFS_4-sided_prism_25.4_25.4

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Certificate of conformity


Del Mar Photonics -  Del Mar Photonics featured customer Dennis Hore writes:

Our group works to characterize the interaction of biomolecules with solid surfaces.  Nature designs proteins with well-defined structures
in solution.  The conformation of these molecules may serve a structural purpose, or a chemical one in the case of enzymes.  In order to further the progress of technologies that immobilize such molecules on synthetic surfaces (like biosensors employing enzymes), it is important to have a detailed understanding and control of the interactions of these molecules with the surface.

We use a variety of optical techniques along with computer modeling to achieve such a detailed molecular-level understanding.  One of the
optical methods employed in our lab is a nonlinear technique: visible-infrared sum-frequency generation spectroscopy.  Here a fixed-wavelength visible (532 nm) and tunable-infrared (2-10 microns) laser are spatially- and temporally-overlapped at the solid-solution interface under investigation.  Under the right symmetry conditions, new photons are created with a frequency that corresponds to the sum of the two incident frequencies.  We then characterize this new beam to work back towards the structure of the interface, which in turn provides information on the adsorbed biomolecular structure.  A practical aspect of this experiment is that sample optics must be transparent in the visible, and throughout the mid-infrared region.
For this we use calcium fluoride (CaF2) prisms.  Del Mar Photonics has provided high-quality prisms with custom shapes according to our drawings.  One of the photos shows a close-up view of our sample cell. It is an aluminum block with internal plumbing for circulating water to maintain a constant temperature for the experiment.  Inside this block there is a teflon cell that contains the analyte solution.  An o-ring on the face of the cell interfaces to a CaF2 prism which forms the prism-solution (solid-liquid) interface on which the biomolecules are adsorbed.  In the photo, one can see a hemi-cylindrical CaF2 prism in place.  This allows the visible and infrared beams to be incident at any angle, while maintaining a horizontal plane-of-incidence.

Del Mar Photonics has provided high-quality prisms with custom shapes according to our drawings.  One of the photos shows a close-up view of our sample cell.

A second experiment uses linear optical techniques to measure all 16 elements of the 4x4 Mueller matrix of the solid-liquid interface.
This provides information on the surface roughness, thickness of the adsorbed layer, complex dielectric constant, and any anisotropy.  We
employ the same sample cell design for this experiment, using either 45-deg, 60-deg, or hemicylindrical prisms.  In cases where the Mueller
matrix characterization is performed for visible wavelengths only, we use fused silica prisms.  For infrared-only measurements, we use zinc
selenide (ZnSe) prisms.  Del Mar has been able to manufacture all shapes of prisms from CaF2, fused silica, and ZnSe according to our
custom specifications.

Dennis Hore

To request custom quote for precision optical component please e-mail us detailed specifications and drawings or check our online store for standard components available in stock:

 

CaF2
 
 

 Model   Product Name+   Buy Now 
 W-CF-25.4-3   CaF2 window, 25.4 mm x 3.0 mm Buy Now 
 W-CaF-40-7   CaF2 window, 40 mm x 7.0 mm  Buy Now 
 W-CF-50.8-3   CaF2 window, 50.8 mm x 3.0 mm  Buy Now 
 DSP-CF-15   Dispersion prism, IR grade CaF2, 15x15x15x10 mm  Buy Now 
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Ge optics
 
 

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 E-Ge-12.7-25.4   Ge etalon, 12.7 mm x 25.4 mm ( 0.5" x 1")  Buy Now 
 W-Ge-25.4-3   Ge window, 25.4 mm x 3 mm  Buy Now 
 W-Ge-38.1-4   Ge window, 38.1 mm x 4 mm  Buy Now 
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ZnSe
 
 

 Model   Product Name+   Buy Now 
 PH-ZnSe-25.4-12.7   ZnSe hemicylindrical prism, 25.4 mm  Buy Now 
 W-ZnSe-60-3-K   ZnSe window, 60 mm, tckn. 3 mm, coated  Buy Now 
 W-ZnSe-12.7-1   ZnSe window, 12.7 mm, thickn. 1 mm  Buy Now 
 W-ZnSe-25.4-3   ZnSe window, 25.4 mm, thickn. 3 mm  Buy Now 
 W-ZnSe-76.2-3-K   ZnSe window, 76.2 mm, tckn. 3 mm, coated  Buy Now 
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BaF2 - Barium Fluoride
 
 

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 WG-BF-25.4-10-1.55   BaF2 wedge, 25.4 mm x 10.0 mm x 1.55 mm  Buy Now 
 WG-BF-25.4-10-2.1   BaF2 wedge, 25.4 mm x 10.0 mm x 2.1 mm  Buy Now 
 WG-BF-25.4-10-2.5   BaF2 wedge, 25.4 mm x 10.0 mm x 2.5 mm  Buy Now 
 W-BF-12.7-2   BaF2 window, 12.7 mm x 2.0 mm  Buy Now 
 W-BF-4-0.5   BaF2 window, 4" x 0.5", polished, uncoated  Buy Now 

 

Fused Silica Prisms
 
 

 Model   Product Name+   Buy Now 
 DSP-FS-20   Dispersion prism, UV FS, 20x20x20 mm  Buy Now 
 DVP-FS-20   Dove prism, UV FS, 20x20x82 mm  Buy Now 
 PH-FS-25.4-12.7   FS hemicylindrical prism, 25.4 mm  Buy Now 
 RRF-FS-1-1   Retro-Reflector, UV FS, 25.4 mm, BBAR 400-700 nm  Buy Now 
 RRF-FS-1.5   Retro-Reflector, UV FS, 38.1 mm  Buy Now 
 RRF-FS-2.5   Retro-Reflector, UV FS, 63.5 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-10   Right angle prism, UV FS, 10x10x10 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-12   Right angle prism, UV FS, 12x12x12 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-15   Right angle prism, UV FS, 15x15x15 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-20   Right angle prism, UV FS, 20x20x20 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-30   Right angle prism, UV FS, 30x30x30 mm  Buy Now 
 RAP-FS-5   Right angle prism, UV FS,  5x5x5 mm  Buy Now 
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