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Where to Buy Ball Lenses

Ball lenses are lenses having the geometrical form of a ball (sphere), which may be rather small (microoptics). They are used as beam collimators for optical fibers, fiber-to-fiber coupling, and other applications requiring compact and precise optical components.

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Some aspects to consider before buying ball lenses: collimation accuracy, optical quality / surface finish, coating options, wavelength range, available sizes, compatibility with fiber optics, mounting and alignment options, size precision, durability.

Manufacturers and Other Suppliers for Ball Lenses

29 suppliers for ball lenses are listed in the RP Photonics Buyer's Guide, out of which 6 present their product descriptions. Both manufacturers and distributors can be registered.

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Knight Optical (USA) LLC

1130 Ten Rod Road
Suite D102
North Kingstown
Rhode Island 02852
United States
web link www.knightoptical.com

E-mail:
(See the company profile page for additional contact information.)
ISO 9001:2015
ball lenses

Knight Optical provides a wide range of ball and half ball lenses which are ideal for endoscopy and fibre communications. We have a variety of material options available including quartz, sapphire, cubic zirconia, ruby, BK7 and other optical glass, fused silica, borosilicate, and many more. Our stock catalogue consists of 0.4 mm to 10 mm diameter ball lenses, but custom dimensions are available up to 100 mm.

Your Custom Optics Expert

Shanghai Optics Inc.

425 Main St Suite 2E
Metuchen, NJ 08840
United States
web link www.shanghai-optics.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016
ball lenses

Shanghai Optics offers custom-made ball lenses. Please contact us for manufacturing limit or custom specifications. We can offer balls lenses e.g. with a diameter tolerance of ±50 μm, scratch & dig 20/10, surface quality 40-20, and with <50 μm deviation from a sphere.


The Future Depends on Optics

Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States
web link www.edmundoptics.com

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ball lenses

Ball lenses are commonly used to improve signal quality in fiber coupling applications, or for use in endoscopy or bar code scanning applications. Our ball lenses feature short back focal lengths to minimize the distance needed from the ball lens to the optical fiber. Edmund Optics offers a variety of ball lenses in a range of substrates for performance in the ultraviolet to the NIR. Half-ball lenses are also available to ease mounting or system integration.


Avantier

1100 US-22
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
United States
web link avantierinc.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO: 14001:2015
ball lenses

A ball lens consists of a highly transparent spherical ball, usually made of solid glass (fused silica) or another optical material with index of refraction less than 2. Most ball lenses are made with small diameters – a few millimeters or even less than a millimeter. The optical physics can be understood by realizing these lenses are, equivalently, two plano-convex lenses separated by a parallel plane.

Hangzhou Shalom Electro-optics Technology Co., Ltd.

A635, Boke Mansion
No. 9 Xiyuan Road
Xihu District, Hangzhou 310030
China
web link www.shalomeo.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015
ball lenses

Hangzhou Shalom EO provides ball lenses and half ball lenses made from various substrate materials including sapphire, ruby, BK7, UV fused silica, high index glass, and germanium, ZnSe, ZnS with AR coating. Our ball lenses and half ball lenses are ideal for applications such as fiber communications, endoscopy and microscopy.

Available diameters are between 0.3 mm to 100 mm, with diameter tolerance (sphericity) <0.4 µm and surface roughness (Ra) <0.007 µm. Custom ball and half ball module options are also available on request.


To Simplify and Beautify Optical Making

DayOptics, Inc.

008, Jinshui West Road
Changsha, Hunan 410600
China
web link en.dayoptics.com

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ISO 9001:2015
ball lenses

DayOptics offers ball lenses made from BK7 and other optical glasses. Our diameter tolerance is only ±0.005 mm, and the sphericity ±0.001 mm. We reach 40/20 scratch/dig.

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Avantier

1100 US-22
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
United States
web link avantierinc.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, ISO: 14001:2015
ball lenses

A ball lens consists of a highly transparent spherical ball, usually made of solid glass (fused silica) or another optical material with index of refraction less than 2. Most ball lenses are made with small diameters – a few millimeters or even less than a millimeter. The optical physics can be understood by realizing these lenses are, equivalently, two plano-convex lenses separated by a parallel plane.

The Future Depends on Optics

Edmund Optics

101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
United States
web link www.edmundoptics.com

E-mail:
ball lenses

Ball lenses are commonly used to improve signal quality in fiber coupling applications, or for use in endoscopy or bar code scanning applications. Our ball lenses feature short back focal lengths to minimize the distance needed from the ball lens to the optical fiber. Edmund Optics offers a variety of ball lenses in a range of substrates for performance in the ultraviolet to the NIR. Half-ball lenses are also available to ease mounting or system integration.


Bringing quality into focus

Knight Optical (USA) LLC

1130 Ten Rod Road
Suite D102
North Kingstown
Rhode Island 02852
United States
web link www.knightoptical.com

E-mail:
(See the company profile page for additional contact information.)
ISO 9001:2015
ball lenses

Knight Optical provides a wide range of ball and half ball lenses which are ideal for endoscopy and fibre communications. We have a variety of material options available including quartz, sapphire, cubic zirconia, ruby, BK7 and other optical glass, fused silica, borosilicate, and many more. Our stock catalogue consists of 0.4 mm to 10 mm diameter ball lenses, but custom dimensions are available up to 100 mm.

Ross Optical

1410 Gail Borden Place, A3, El Paso, TX 79935
United States

Your Custom Optics Expert

Shanghai Optics Inc.

425 Main St Suite 2E
Metuchen, NJ 08840
United States
web link www.shanghai-optics.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016
ball lenses

Shanghai Optics offers custom-made ball lenses. Please contact us for manufacturing limit or custom specifications. We can offer balls lenses e.g. with a diameter tolerance of ±50 μm, scratch & dig 20/10, surface quality 40-20, and with <50 μm deviation from a sphere.


Tower Optical Corporation

3600 S. Congress Avenue, Unit J
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
United States
From America:

Doric Lenses Inc.

357 rue Franquet Quebec, QC G1P 4N7
Canada
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Changchun Realpoo Photoelectric Co., Ltd.

No. 4, Puqing Road
Changchun, Jilin
China
www.optics-realpoo.com
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Chineselens Optics Co., Ltd

[Yancheng Tiandi International]
No. 12 East Yanhe Road
Yancheng City
Jiangsu Province
China

Comar Optics Ltd

The Ridge, Iceni Way,
Haverhill, Cambridge CB219 7FD
United Kingdom
www.comaroptics.com
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To Simplify and Beautify Optical Making

DayOptics, Inc.

008, Jinshui West Road
Changsha, Hunan 410600
China
web link en.dayoptics.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015
ball lenses

DayOptics offers ball lenses made from BK7 and other optical glasses. Our diameter tolerance is only ±0.005 mm, and the sphericity ±0.001 mm. We reach 40/20 scratch/dig.

IDIL Fibres Optiques

21 rue de Broglie
22300 Lannion
France
www.idil-fibres-optiques.com
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Impex High Tech

Mendelstr. 11
48149 Münster
Germany
www.impex-hightech.de
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Inlight Precision Optics Co. Ltd

1902, Global Gateway Tower,
63 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan
Hong Kong
China

Lano Photonics Co., Ltd.

No. 666D, Chao Qun Street
Chang Chun 130103
China

Moulded Optics GmbH

Steinstraße 15
35641 Schöffengrund
Germany

Nanjing Shuncheng Optical Components Co., Ltd.

No. 268, Jile, Luhe district Nanjing 211500
China

Nanyang Running Optical & Electronic

No. 1 Photoelectric Innovation and Entrepreneurship Park, High tech zone
Nanyang city, Henan province
China
en.running-oe.com
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Shanghai SG Optics Co., Ltd.

3F, Building 25
Lane 4999, Hongmei South Road
Minhang Shanghai-201109
China

Hangzhou Shalom Electro-optics Technology Co., Ltd.

A635, Boke Mansion
No. 9 Xiyuan Road
Xihu District, Hangzhou 310030
China
web link www.shalomeo.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015
ball lenses

Hangzhou Shalom EO provides ball lenses and half ball lenses made from various substrate materials including sapphire, ruby, BK7, UV fused silica, high index glass, and germanium, ZnSe, ZnS with AR coating. Our ball lenses and half ball lenses are ideal for applications such as fiber communications, endoscopy and microscopy.

Available diameters are between 0.3 mm to 100 mm, with diameter tolerance (sphericity) <0.4 µm and surface roughness (Ra) <0.007 µm. Custom ball and half ball module options are also available on request.


Sherlan Optics

1550, Boxue Road,
Changchun, 130033
China
www.sherlan.com
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SJLLASER

No. 20, Langxia Third Industrial Zone
Songgang, Baoan District
Shenzhen City
China
www.sjllaser.com
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Fuzhou Solid Photon Inc

No. 23, 3F Building 7
Rongcheng Park 10 South Road
Jinrong Cangshan, Fujian
China

Sunday Optics

No 9576 Donghuan Road
Changchun
China

Tian Cheng Optic Co., Ltd.

No. 1567 Liu Ying Lu
Kuan Cheng District
Chang Chun
China

Vision Optics

A division of Vision Engineering Ltd.
The Freeman Building
Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7ER
United Kingdom
www.voptics.com
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VY Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.

WuZhongTianYue International
JingYang Square, LvYuan District
Changchun 130062
China

WLoptical Co., Ltd.

Room 608, Building A
Yitian Silicon New Town, New High Technology Zone
Changchun 130012
China

Yancheng Tiandi International (YTD)

No. 12 East Yanhe Road
Yancheng City
Jiangsu Province
China

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