Tech Note 424 Detail

Angular accuracy?

Affected Products:

SE-9021 Equilateral Prism
SE-9022 Right Angle Prism

Problem/Symptom:
What is the specification on accuracy of the angles of the prism?

PASCO Solution:

We specify that the prism angles should be accurate to +/- 1 degrees. They may be much more precise that this, but this is more than sufficient to demonstrate chromatic dispersion. If you have an application that requires higher tolerance than this, please see Edmunds Industrial Optics Division.

Creation Date: 07/24/2003
Last Modified: 07/24/2003
Mod Summary: Edmund Optics Technician says that it would be safe to assume an angular tolerance of +/- 1 degree.