# Ball Lens Focal Length Calculator

Wanna to determine the focal length of a ball lens accurately? Off course, you have chosen one of the best place. I have develop an easy to use tool with a sleek and intuitive interface. the following calculator allow to to choose you basic and advance level multiple methods to determine ball lens focal length.

### What is Ball Lens Focal Length?

### User Guide

**Enter the Refractive Index:**Input the refractive index of the material.**Enter the Ball Lens Diameter:**Input the diameter of the ball lens.**Click Calculate:**The calculator will compute the focal length.

**Example Input Values**

- Refractive Index: 1.5
- Diameter: 10 mm

### How to Calculate Ball Lens Focal Length

**Formula**

$BLFL = \frac{n \times D}{4 \times (n – 1)}$

**Variables**

Variable | Description |
---|---|

BLFL | Ball Lens Focal Length |

$n$ | Refractive Index |

$D$ | Diameter of the Ball Lens |

#### Basic Calculator Calculation Example

To calculate the ball lens focal length step-by-step.

**1:** Identify the refractive index (n) and diameter (D).

$n = 1.5$

$D = 10$

**2:** Plug these values into the formula.

$BLFL = \frac{1.5 \times 10}{4 \times (1.5 – 1)}$

**3:** Simplify the denominator.

$BLFL = \frac{15}{4 \times 0.5}$

**4:** Calculate the denominator.

$BLFL = \frac{15}{2}$

**5:** Divide the numerator by the denominator.

$BLFL = 7.5$

### Advanced Calculator Calculation Example

To calculate the ball lens focal length using more complex values.

**1:** Identify the refractive index (n) and diameter (D).

$n = 2.0$

$D = 20$

**2:** Plug these values into the formula.

$BLFL = \frac{2.0 \times 20}{4 \times (2.0 – 1)}$

**3:** Simplify the denominator.

$BLFL = \frac{40}{4 \times 1}$

**4:** Calculate the denominator.

$BLFL = \frac{40}{4}$

**5:** Divide the numerator by the denominator.

$BLFL = 10$

### Input Examples

**1. Basic Example**

Refractive Index | Diameter | Ball Lens Focal Length |
---|---|---|

1.5 | 10 mm | 7.5 mm |

**2. Advanced Example**

Refractive Index | Diameter | Ball Lens Focal Length |
---|---|---|

2.0 | 20 mm | 10 mm |

### FAQs

**What are the units for diameter?**

Use the same units—millimeters (mm) or centimeters (cm) —in all your calculations.

Can I determine the focal length if I only know the diameter?

No, you need the refractive index and diameter to calculate the focal length.

**What if the value of the refractive index is not given?**

You would need the refractive index to determine the focal length. Look into the material specification for this value.

### Final Words

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