Wedge angle, parallelism, and perpendicularity tolerances down to 1 arc minute.
Sydor Optics fabricates custom light pipes also known as integrator bars, light pipe homogenizing rods, or just homogenizers. No matter what you call them, Sydor Optics is a renowned manufacturer of light pipes offering a wide assortment of materials and diverse shapes including: rectangular, square, hexagonal and tapered.
Glass light pipes from Sydor Optics are specially designed to channel light from one end to another utilizing Total Internal Reflection (TIR) to ensure a uniform and evenly homogenized light for all kinds of illumination systems. So whether you’re aiming to uniformly combine light from various sources to increase intensity, develop specific spectral profiles, or otherwise transform non-uniform light into uniform illumination, Sydor Optics can help.
Available Material Types
Based upon customer demand, Sydor Optics offers Light Pipes made from the following substrate materials. Of course, if you don’t see a material you need, please contact a Sales Engineer, who will gladly discuss additional options that may be available.
- Display GlassPopular Materials
- Fused Quartz
- Fused Silica
- Corning HPFS 7978, 7979 (UV & IR Grades)
- Corning HPFS 7980 (ArF Grade)
- Corning HPFS 7980 (KrF Grade)
- Corning HPFS 7980 (Standard Grade)
- Corning HPFS 8655
- Heraeus HOMOSIL 101, HERASIL 102
- Heraeus SUPRASIL 1, 2 (Grade A & B)
- Heraeus SUPRASIL 3001, 3002
- Heraeus SUPRASIL 311, 312
- Heraeus SUPRASIL 313
- Nikon NIFS (V, A, U, S Grade)
- Ohara SK-1300
- Ohara SK-1310
- Ohara SK-1320
- Tosoh ES, ED-H Series
- Optical Glass
|Length / Width||≤ 450mm x 150mm|
|Thickness Tolerance||≤ ± 0.01mm|
|Cosmetics (MIL-PRF-13830B)||60-40 to 10-5|
|Surface Roughness||≥ 3 Ǻ rms|
|Wedge Angle||≥ 1 arc minute|
|Parallelism||≥ 1 arc minute|
|Perpendicularity||≥ 1 arc minute|
|Reflected Wavefront Error (RWE) - before coating||≥ 1/20 wave over clear aperture|
|Transmitted Wavefront Error (TWE) - before coating||> 1/2 wave over clear aperture|
|Clear Aperture||≤ 95%|
Light Pipe Shapes
Sydor Optics can manufacture custom optical light pipes — with various shapes and sizes — to meet your specific needs.
Some of the standard light pipe shapes that Sydor Optics customers frequently order include:
- Square Light Pipes
- Rectangular Light Pipes
- Hexagonal Light Pipes
- Tapered Light Pipes