Basic Optics System

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The Ray Optics Kit includes two lenses, a hollow lens, and a 3-sided mirror with concave, convex and plane reflective surfaces.

The Basic Optics System is easy to use, it is ruggedly designed, and it is an economical choice for the optics laboratory. The system supports 17 included experiments in both geometric bench optics and table-top ray optics experiments. Expanded systems include the optics components in the subsystems with added equipment to provide capability to perform many more experiments, such as polarization and spectrophotometry.

The 1.2 meter optics bench is the foundation for geometric optics studies. It features a built-in metric tape to make distance measurements quick and accurate.

The Basic Optics Light Source is a versatile tool. It snaps easily onto the bench where it functions as a point light source and an illuminated image. This Light Source also comes off the bench where it can lay flat on the work surface to become a table-top ray box.

Ray optics materials include an assortment of lenses and mirrors for studying convergence, divergence, reflection, and color mixing.

Each lens and mirror for geometric optics comes mounted in a protective optics component holder. The component holders snap positively onto the bench. They stay in place, yet with a slight squeeze with one hand, they can slide and re-position easily.

The Adjustable Lens Holder can accommodate lenses from 20 mm to 75 mm diameter. It holds lenses securely at the correct optic height.

Diffraction comparison between red and green laser light.

The Basic Optics System II provides components to support experiments in Basic Optics in addition to studies in polarization, diffraction, and interference.

The Computer Based Optics System II contains equipment in Basic Optics System II (the Polarization Analyzer replaces the Photometer with Polarizer). It includes the sensors to allow a computer to record and analyze data from diffraction, interference, polarization and Inverse-Square Law experiments.

Screenshot of results from spectrophotometry of He.