Waveplate / Retardation Plate Optical Polarizers Datasheets

Liquid Crystal Variable Phase Retarder
from Arcoptix S.A

The liquid crystal variable phase retarder (or phase shifter) is a transmissive element with an electrically tunable optical phase retardance. Optical retardation is often obtained with piezoelectric mirrors. However this option is not ideal if robust and compact design is necessary. This product... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Clear Aperture: 10
  • Wavelength Range: 350 to 1700
  • Operating Temperature: 15 to 35
Achromatic Waveplates
from Dayoptics, Inc.

Dayoptics has special designed achromatic waveplates by using two pieces of plates. It is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials,such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 465 to 1750
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared; Visible
  • Polarizer Features: Anti-Reflection Coating
Mica Retarder -- RQM2504
from Knight Optical (USA) LLC

Mica retarder - 1/2 Wave Plate.25mmdia.543nm. The natural cleavage of mica allows accurate zero-order retarders to be made at much lower cost than in quartz. The mica is laminated between glass plates for ease of handling. The quarter-wave plate converts linear to circular polarisation and is often... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 543
Achromatic Retarders
from Qioptiq

Retardations: λ/2 and λ/4. Three different broad wavelength ranges. Cemented. Mounted versions fit to Microbench. Transmission > 86 %. Uncoated; coating available on request. Surface flatness: λ/4 at 633 nm (over clear aperture). Surface quality: 40-20 (5/ 2 x 0.16 according... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 400 to 1600
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared; Visible
  • Transmittance: 86
Achromatic Waveplates
from Artifex Engineering

Achromatic half or quater waveplates with a retardation tolerance of λ/100. Extremely broad wavelength range with only one optic. Specifications: Material: Birefringent Crystals. Wavefront distortion: λ /4 @ 632.8nm. Retardation Tolerance: λ /100. Parallelism: <10 arc second... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 450 to 2100
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared (optional feature); Visible (optional feature)
  • Polarizer Features: Anti-Reflection Coating (optional feature)
Waveplates
from CVI Laser Optics

Waveplates and polarization rotators use birefringence to transform, control, or analyze the polarization state of light.   Our catalog line of high energy quartz retarders include 90 ° polarization rotators, multiple-order and compound zero-order waveplates, as well as Nd:YAG dual... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 193 to 2020
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared (optional feature); Visible (optional feature); Ultraviolet (optional feature)
  • Surface Quality: 10-5 Scratch / Dig (optional feature); 20-10 Scratch / Dig (optional feature); 5-2
1" Dia. Liquid Crystal Retarder 400-700nm Compensated -- NT63-039
from Edmund Optics Inc.

Electrically Controlled Retardance up to ½ λ. Manual or Computer Interface Control. Easy Mounting with 8-32 Tapped Hole. Liquid Crystal Variable Waveplates (Retarders) are constructed using precision polished, optically flat fused silica windows spaced a few microns apart. The cavity... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Beam Deviation: 120
  • Wavelength Range: 400 to 700
  • Operating Temperature: 10 to 50
Achromatic Air-Spaced Waveplates
from EKSMA OPTICS

Achromatic waveplates are made from two different materials: crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride with highly efficient broadband antireflection coatings in an air spaced design. Retardation tolerance of our achromatic waveplates is better than λ/100 over the entire wavelength range. The... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Clear Aperture: 12.7
  • Wavelength Range: 450 to 1650
  • Surface Quality: 40-20 Scratch / Dig
Quartz Crystal Wave Plates
from Kyocera Corporation

Features. • Made of high quality synthetic quartz crystal. • Available with large size aperture. • Design for reduction of phase retardation dispersion is available. Applications. • LCD projector. • Various test equipment. • Various laser devices. • Optical unit... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 350 to 2100
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared (optional feature); Visible (optional feature); Ultraviolet (optional feature)
Bare Polymer Retarder Film -- BH-050-?
from Meadowlark Optics, Inc.

Meadowlark Optics is pleased to present our Bare Polymer Retarder film. Our proprietary polymer film provides high retardance accuracy in a cost effective product which can be provided in almost any configuration and quantity. The temperature dependence of the nominal retardance is approximately... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 400 to 1800
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared; Visible
  • Clear Aperture: 10.16
Wavelength Plate -- Bonding Type
from NDK

The bonding-type plate enables the influence on phaseaccuracy caused by variations in optical rotation and the laserincident angle to be ignored. Therefore, it can be embedded inan optical system more easily. [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Transmittance: 98
  • Polarizer Application: Visible
  • Beam Deviation: 60
Achromatic Zero-Order Quartz-MgF2Wave Plates
from Newport Corporation

These achromatic zero-order wave plates consist of two different birefringent crystals — crystalline quartz and magnesium fluoride (MgF2) — in an air-spaced design. Compared to zero-order quartz wave plates, achromatic quartz-MgF2 wave plates offer better retardation accuracy over... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 400 to 1600
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared; Visible
  • Clear Aperture: 12 to 23
Multi-Order Waveplates
from Rocky Mountain Instrument/RMI Laser

Waveplates are used in the synthesis and analysis of polarized light. Quarter Waveplates transform linearly polarized light into circularly polarized light, and vice-versa. Half Waveplates rotate the plane of polarization of linearly polarized light through any angle. They also convert left... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Surface Quality: 10-5 Scratch / Dig
  • Polarizer Features: Anti-Reflection Coating
  • Surface Flatness: λ/10
Dual Wavelength Waveplate -- W-HPD212
from Ross Optical Industries

The low (multiple) order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of several full waves, plus the desired fraction. This results in a single, physically robust component with desired performance. However, even small changes in wavelength or temperature will result in significant changes in the... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Wavelength Range: 266 to 1550
  • Polarizer Application: Infrared; Visible; Ultraviolet
  • Beam Deviation: 1
Molecular Fusion™ Zero-Order Waveplates
from Spectral Optics

Using its revolutionary new Molecular Fusion ™ bonding process, Spectral Optics can now provide zero-order waveplates at prices comparable to ordinary multiple-order waveplate. Zero-order waveplates are far superior in temperature stability and wavelength tolerance, but have traditionally been... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
Achromatic Waveplates - Air Spaced
from Tower Optical Corporation

Tower ’s achromatic waveplate (AWP) is similar to a zero-order waveplate, which is made from two pieces of crystal quartz except that the AWP is composed of one piece of crystal quartz and one piece of magnesium fluoride, MgF2. Both of these materials are birefringent, however, by proper... [See More]

  • Optical Polarizer: Waveplate / Retardation Plate
  • Clear Aperture: 12
  • Wavelength Range: 465 to 1650
  • Polarizer Features: Anti-Reflection Coating; Broadband