Basic Optics Ray Table

Product Code: OS-8465


The Ray Table provides an excellent viewing surface for ray optics. The table can be rotated about its axis to quickly change the incident angle of the ray. The resulting angles of reflection and refraction are easily measured directly off the polar grid printed on the table. The included acrylic cylindrical D lens simplifies the experiment by having the rays bend at only one surface. Investigate Snell’s Law for both cases of rays either entering or leaving the acrylic.


  • Two-piece construction allows the table to be rotated
  • Printed polar grid for easy measurements
  • D-shaped lens allows rays to bend at only one surface

What’s Included

  • 1x Table
  • 1x D-shaped Lens

Recommended Accessories

Basic Optics Light Source OS-8470

Supporting Documents

Basic Optics Ray Table Manual  English  322.49 KB
Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Basic Optics Ray Table (OS-8465)

Basic Optics Ray Table Manual (OS-8465)
(316 KB – .pdf – English)
Replacement Parts

Cylindrical Lens – Introductory Optics

Replacement cylindrical lens for the Introductory Optics System (OS-8500).