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Small Optic Mounting Adapters
Adapts Ø2 mm Optics to Ø1/2" Mounts
Adapts Ø3 mm Optics to Ø1/2" Mounts
Adapts Ø5 mm Optics to Ø1/2" Mounts
Adapts Ø7 mm Optics to Ø1/2" Mounts
Adapts Ø8 mm Optics to Ø1/2" Mounts
Adapts Ø10 mm Optics to Ø18 mm Mounts
Epoxy is used to affix optics to our small-optic adapters which are then mounted in an LMR05 mount.
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An Ø8.0 mm lens is epoxied into an LMRA8 Adapter and then inserted into an internally SM05-threaded component.
Thorlabs' small-optic mounting adapters are designed to mount non-standard optic sizes into Ø1/2" or Ø18 mm Mounts. Each stainless steel adapter includes two or three reservoirs next to the lens cell to secure the lens in place with General Purpose or UV Curing epoxy. Simply place a drop or two of adhesive into each reservoir located next to the lens in the adapter. We recommend using our NOA61 UV curing adhesive and MS403-10 epoxy syringe.
The Ø1/2" Optic Mounting Adapters featured below are compatible with our LMR05 (LMR05/M) or MLH05 (MLH05/M) Lens Mounts, SM05 Lens Tubes, or 16 mm Cage Components. The LMRA10 is compatible with our LMR18 (LMR18/M) mount, AD18T adapter, or SM1AD18 adapter. Please see the table below for all compatible mounting options. Once the optic is secured in the small-optic adapter, the new assembly is held in one of these threaded mounts using an SM05RR or SM18RR Retaining Ring.
Alternatively, Thorlabs offers internally threaded, post-mountable fixed mounts, which do not require the optics to be epoxied into place, for mounting optics from Ø5 mm to Ø4".
Incorporating Small Optics into Lens Tube Systems