Ball Lens, Optical Balls & Hemispheres
Sapphire, Ruby, Glass, Ceramic and Fused Silica Balls can be made with drilled holes, ground into hemispheres, drum ball lenses and AR coated to minimize reflection for optical applications. Tolerances: Ball Grades Chart
Precision Ball & Optical Ball Applications: fiber optics, flow meters, rotameters, metrology, bar code readers, check valves (ball and seat), wear surfaces.
We offer a range of optical and technical glass balls made mostly from Schott and Ohara materials.
Swiss Jewel supplies ceramic balls typically used in electric insulation, spaces and wear surfaces.
Swiss Jewel supplies hemispheres which are ideal as Hemispherical Lenses and Spacers.
We can supply any of our precision drilled balls with drilled holes, which provides an excellent way to mount the ball in an instrument.
To minimize the loss of the light’s performance, ball lenses will be AR coated.
Black Glass Balls are typically used in gauges, flowmeters, and rotameters for medical and industrial instrumentation.
Swiss Jewel supplies Fused Silica (Quartz) Balls from 0.30 mm to 10.00 mm.
BK-7 Hemispherical Lenses are perfect for light collimation and coupling.