cylindrical-lenses.jpgCylindrical Lenses

A lens having at least one surface that is a portion of a cylinder. Cylindrical lenses focus light along one axis only, thus forming a line image from a parallel incident beam. Typically used in the slit illumination of apertures, or converging the light for a line scan detector as well as stretching a point of light into a line as in a laser level.

Cylinders Datasheet