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Dove Prisms

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Dove Prisms

The Dove Prism is also called image rotator. The prism rotates the image without changing the direction of the input beam, which is parallel to hypotenuse. Rotation of the prisms in relation to the subject causes double rotations of the image. Dove prisms have the useful property that they completely invert an image by 180 degrees. If the prism is rotated about its axis the image will rotate at twice the rate of rotation of the prism. Dove prisms provide the most convenient and most precise method of rotating a beam and their long length and square profile make them easy to mount in a cylindrical sleeve.


Because of the very limited field of view dove prisms need to be used with collimated or near-collimated beams. These prisms are offered with a broadband multilayer anti-reflective coating on the end faces. The hypotenuse face acts as a TIR surface and is therefore normally not coated. It is important to keep this surface clean.


DovePrisms

General precision

Highprecision

Material

BK7, SF11 or others

Dimensiontolerance

+0.0,-0.2mm

+0.0,-0.01mm

Clear aperture

>90%

Surface quality

60-40

20-10

Flatness

λ/4@632.8nm

λ/10@632.8nm

Deviation

+/-3 arc min

+/-5 arc sec

Size

9.34 to 63.4mm or others

Coating

Uncoated, AR , HR Coating , etc

RoHS

Compliant