Tech Note 1232 Detail

Laser Ray Optics Lens Focal Lengths

Affected Products:

SE-8506 Ray Optics Laser System
SE-7578 Lens Plus Set

Problem/Symptom:
What are the focal lengths of the lenses in the Laser Ray Optics System?

PASCO Solution:

The lenses used in the Laser Ray Optics system are made from Poly Methyl Methacrylate, which has an index of refraction of 1.49 at room temperature.

The focal lengths for the Laser Ray Optics lenses are given below:

Description

Focal Length [cm]

RODS Biconvex lens 1

19.39

RODS Biconvex lens 2

14.80

RODS Biconvex lens 3

24.18

RODS Biconvex lens 4

97.86

RODS Biconcave lens 5

-52.55

RODS Plano-concave lens

-10.20

RODS PLUS Biconvex lens

13.27

RODS PLUS Biconcave lens

-13.27

Creation Date: 12/13/2013
Last Modified: 05/2/2014
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