Prisms are used to steer light: routing it to a new location, dispersing its wavelengths, or altering its image. They can invert or rotate images, disperse light into component wavelengths, and separate states of polarization. Optical prisms, filters, wedges and windows are produced with flat, highly accurate polished sides that are arranged at precisely controlled angles to one another.

Clear Align manufactures various geometrical shaped prisms including wedges, filters and substrates for reticles. These prisms are available in a variety of materials to facilitate use at wavelengths from the UV to NIR, even at high power. Optional AR coatings on the entrance and exit faces of many prisms increase overall transmission, while high surface quality reduces scatter.

Clear Align offers quick delivery on custom bending and folding prisms with your choice of size, material, and antireflection coatings from UV to NIR.  In addition to the prisms already mentioned, we can manufacture several other types, all with customized dimensions, wavelength, and material. Dielectric or metal coatings can be applied to prism faces, such as on the hypotenuse of a right angle prism to enable use as an internal or external mirror. Our high precision angular tolerance and exceptional manufacturing quality ensure that you will get the performance you need for your system. Clear Align makes it easy to find the right balance between optical performance, laser damage threshold, reliability, and cost for your application.

Clear Align routinely fabricates and coats these materials and many others:

  • Acrylic(PMMA)
  • Barium Fluoride (BaF2)
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Bronze
  • Calcium Fluoride (CaF2)
  • Chalcogenide Glass (IRG, IG)
  • Copper
  • Fused Quartz
  • Fused Silica
  • Gallium Arsenide
  • GASIR (calcogenized glass)
  • Germanium (Ge)
  • Gold (Au)
  • GRIN
  • IRG24
  • IRG26
  • Indium Antimonide
  • Lithium Fluoride
  • MgF2
  • MS Zinc Sulfide (Cleartran)
  • N-BAK1
  • N-BAK4
  • N-BK7
  • Nickel
  • N-SF10
  • N-SF11
  • N-SF2
  • N-SF5
  • N-SF8
  • N-SK11
  • OPK
  • PMMA
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polymers
  • Polystyrene
  • Rexolite (Polystyrene)
  • Sapphire
  • Silicon
  • Silver
  • Zeonex (E48R, 480R, 480)
  • Zeonex Aluminum
  • Zinc Selenide