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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by [email protected], Nov 6, 2006.

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    Hi group.

    I'm trying to find a cheap(ish) columating lense to increase the field
    of view on a led receiver.
    The situation is I have a laser light source sending a beam over a
    varying distance, usually 8ft to 40ft, but the slightest vibration is
    causing the readings I'm getting back from the receiver to vary wildly.
    I need some means of focusing the light onto the receiving element. Any
    ideas?


    Thanks
     
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    Red filter in front of an acrylic asphere lens like the Philips CAY046,
    same as used for collimating a laser diode output. Adjust the focus to
    reduce energy density, and to spread the spot, and use a photodiode of at
    least 1mm square. Alignment will need some well-made parts.
     
  3. I'm assuming your laser is red...

    Also, maybe stick a bit of mylar drafting film between a lens and a simple
    phototransistor, as a diffuser. That might work, and would be cheaper if it
    does.
     
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