What is an Achromatic Lens? Why use an achromatic lens? Learn about EO's most popular family of optical lenses and discover if achromatic lenses are ideal for your next application. Kristin Vogt, Product Marketing Manager, explains the benefits and uses of achromatic lenses in this easy-to-follow product review video. To learn more about achromatic lenses, please read our Why Use an Achromatic Lens? application note.
An Achromatic lens, also known as an Achromat, typically consists of two optical components cemented together. Usually a positive low index element and a negative high index element that are optimized to correct for on axis spherical and chromatic aberrations. Achromatic lenses will provide smaller spot sizes and superior image quality than a comparable singlet lens. This makes them ideal for imaging and broadband focusing applications.