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Mounted Aspheric and Achromatic Lens Adapters / Mounts
M9-Threaded 30 mm Cage Plate
M9 to RMS Adapter
M9 to SM1 Adapter
M12 to RMS Objective
This animation shows the orientation of the lens for insertion into our aspheric lens RMS microscope objective adapters. The correct lens orientation is engraved on the adapter as well.
Thorlabs' Aspheric Lens Adapters are designed to hold our mounted aspheric and achromatic lenses in our extensive line of SM05- and SM1-threaded lens tubes and 30 mm cage system assemblies. The SM-threaded lens adapters make it easy to mount aspheric lenses in our standard LDM21 and high-power TEC-cooled laser diode mounts where they can be used to collimate or focus laser diode output. The 30 mm cage plates allow lenses to be mounted in cage assemblies for collimation and focusing.
The range of aspheric lens applications is further enhanced by our selection of RMS-threaded adapters that can be used to incorporate our aspheric lenses into any optical system that uses the same RMS threads that microscopy objectives use. Please note that the ExxRMS adapters require the aspheric lens to be inserted threads first into the RMS-threaded side of the adapter, as shown in the animation to the right. The correct lens orientation is also engraved on the adapter for ease of use.
We recommend using Spanner Wrenches to secure mounted aspheric lenses into these lens adapters. Spanner wrenches also allow the lens adapters to be easily threaded into lens tubes. The appropriate spanner wrench for each aspheric lens and lens adapter is given in the tables below.