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Optical Prisms are used to redirect light at a designated angle. Optical Prisms are ideal for ray deviation, or for adjusting the orientation of an image. An Optical Prism’s design determines how light interacts with it. When light enters an Optical Prism, it either reflects off an individual surface or several surfaces before exiting, or is refracted as it travels through the substrate. For example, when light enters a right angle prism, it reflects off a single surface, causing the light to redirect at 90°. When light enters a wedge prism, though, a change in substrate thickness causes the light to deviate through refraction.

Edmund Optics offers a wide range of Optical Prisms in a variety of designs, substrates, or coating options. Designs include Right Angle, Amici, Penta, Schmidt, Wedge (Commercial Grade, or N-BK7), Anamorphic, Equilateral, Dove, Rhomboid prisms, plus Corner Cube Retroreflectors and Light Pipe Homogenizing Rods. Anti-reflection coatings include MgF2, UV-VIS, UV-AR, VIS 0°, VIS-NIR, or multiple laser line options.

Whether you are looking to buy off-the-shelf prisms or require a custom prism for a unique application, Edmund Optics® has you covered. For customized solutions, explore our prism manufacturing capabilities page, where you can learn about our typical tolerances, manufacturing equipment, and metrology capabilities.

We are committed to offering the highest-quality optical prisms that cater to your diverse needs as well as a wide range of other optics complementary products. Browse our products to view them all. If you need guidance or have questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is ready to assist you with any inquiries.

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