Plano-convex cylinder lenses are produced from ground and polished BK7 optical glass and condition light in only one dimension. The lenses are similar in appearance to spherical PCX lenses in profile, but rectangular in shape. Cylindrical lenses can transform a point of light into a line image, such as generating a line from a laser spot.
Edmund Scientific Co., Industrial Optics Div., Dept. B971, N999 Edscorp Bldg., Barrington, NJ 08007, FAX (609) 573-6295.