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Glass Ball Lenses Manufacturer In China

As a leading manufacturer of optical lenses, Chineselens specializes in producing a variety of ball lenses and half-ball lenses, also known as hemispheres. These spherical microlenses are used for a range of applications, including coupling, collimation, and other purposes. Our high-index ball lenses are available in various specifications to meet the specific needs of our clients. With rich experience in the production of ball lenses, Chineselens has gained a reputation for providing high-quality and precision products to customers. Our ball lenses are widely used and highly regarded in various industries.

Ball Lenses Category

Ball lenses are a popular choice in a variety of applications due to their ability to accurately focus and collimate light with minimal spherical aberration. These lenses are often utilized for laser collimation and focusing, as well as coupling between lasers, fibers, and detectors. One significant advantage of ball lenses is their cost-effectiveness and ease of mounting, making them a convenient choice for many industries. Additionally, sapphire ball lenses are highly durable and resistant to high temperatures and physical strength, making them suitable for use in a wide range of wavelengths from 200nm to 5.3μm. N-BK7, sapphire, and fused silica ball lenses are available upon request.

  • Material: BK7, Borosilicate, Fused Silica, Sapphire, CaF2, ZnSe, Ruby, B270, Quartz
  • Diameter: φ 0.4-30mm
  • Surface quality: 60/40, 40/20, 20/10
  • Dia tolerance: ±0.2μm
  • Sphericity: <0.2μm

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Custom Ball Lenses From Chineselens

A custom ball lens is a spherical lens that has been customized to meet specific optical requirements. Ball lenses are typically made from glass or optical-grade polymer materials and can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes and shapes to suit different applications. They are commonly used in optical instrumentation, fiber-optic communication, and laser systems.
The most common techniques to shape the ball lens are grinding, polishing, or precision injection molding. The material and size of the lens, as well as the required precision, will determine which technique is used.
Due to their spherical shape and high precision, we can use custom ball lenses to focus or collimate light highly efficiently. We can also use them to couple light into and out of optical fibers and for beam steering and imaging applications.

Why choose our ball lenses?

High accuracy

Ball lenses have low spherical aberration, allowing them to focus and collimate light precisely.

Versatility

These lenses can be used in a variety of applications, including laser collimation and focusing, as well as coupling between lasers, fibers, and detectors.

Cost-effectiveness

Ball lenses are available at a reasonable price and offer excellent value for their performance.

Easy to mount

These lenses are simple to install, making them a convenient choice for many industries.

Durability

Sapphire ball lenses, in particular, are known for their exceptional hardness, strength, and resistance to high temperatures.

Wide range of options

Besides the standard N-BK7 and sapphire ball lenses, fused silica options are available upon request.

Ball Lenses Applications

Ball lenses have a wide range of applications due to their ability to focus and collimate light accurately and their versatility. Some typical applications for ball lenses include:

  1. Laser collimation and focusing: Ball lenses are often used to collimate and focus laser beams with high precision.
  2. Fiber-optic coupling: These lenses are used to couple light between fibers to transmit a signal or for splicing two fibers together.
  3. Laser-to-fiber coupling: Ball lenses can be used to couple lasers to fibers, allowing for the efficient transfer of light from one medium to another.
  4. Fiber-to-detector coupling: These lenses can be used to couple light from a fiber to a detector, allowing for the measurement of optical signals.
  5. Microscopy: Ball lenses are often used in microscopy to focus light onto a sample or to collimate light for imaging purposes.
  6. Medical devices: Ball lenses are used in a variety of medical devices, including endoscopes and ophthalmic instruments.
  7. Telecommunications: Ball lenses are used to couple light between fibers in optical communication systems.
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Glass Ball Lens Standards

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Item No.MaterialDiameter(mm)EFL(mm)BFL(mm)
GBL001H-K9L1.000.730.23
GBL002H-K9L2.001.470.47
GBL003H-K9L3.002.200.70
GBL004H-K9L4.002.930.93
GBL005H-K9L5.003.671.17
GBL006H-K9L6.004.401.40
GBL007H-K9L7.005.141.64
GBL008H-K9L8.005.871.87
GBL009H-K9L9.006.602.10
GBL010H-K9L10.007.342.34
GBL011UVFS1.000.790.29
GBL012UVFS2.001.590.59
GBL013UVFS3.002.390.89
GBL014UVFS4.003.181.18
GBL015UVFS5.003.981.48
GBL016UVFS6.004.771.77
GBL017UVFS7.005.572.07
GBL018UVFS8.006.362.36
GBL019UVFS9.007.162.66
GBL020UVFS10.007.952.95

Frequently Asked Questions

Ball lenses have several advantages over other lenses, including their compact size, versatility, and ability to focus light to a point or create a collimated beam. They are widely used in a variety of applications due to these characteristics.

Ball lenses are used in a wide range of applications, including imaging, sensing, communication, and laser systems. They are also used in medical, scientific, and industrial applications. Some typical applications for ball lenses include microscopy, laser pointer, camera lens, and fiber optic coupling.

 

Yes, we can use the ball lens in high-power laser systems. However, high-power laser systems often require special lenses made from materials that can withstand the high temperatures and power levels generated by the lasers.

Ball lenses are typically packaged and shipped in protective cases or boxes to prevent damage during transport. The packaging should be designed to protect the ball lens from physical harm, such as impact, and environmental factors, such as moisture and dust. The ball lenses should be handled carefully during packaging and shipping to prevent damage.

The tolerance range for a ball lens refers to how closely the actual dimensions and curvature of the lens match the specified measurements. The tolerance range can vary between different manufacturers and affect the lens’s performance.

To select a reputable manufacturer or supplier of ball lenses, consider their experience in the industry, their reputation and customer feedback, their technical capabilities, and their ability to meet your specific requirements. It is also essential to carefully review their terms and conditions, including their warranty and return policy, before placing an order.

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