Electro Optical Components, Inc. Datasheets for Optical Polarizers

Optical polarizers are optical devices that can transform unpolarized or natural light into polarized light, usually by the selective transmission of polarized rays.
Optical Polarizers: Learn more

Product Name Notes
Wollaston / Rochon Prism Polarizing Beam Splitters Wollaston Type Wollaston prism polarizing beam splitters consist of two equal angle calcite prisms optically coupled with optic axis orthogonally crossed to the direction of propagation. The beam separation of...
Dual Wavelength Plates For a given plate thickness a low order waveplate will operate as a quaterwave, halfwave and full wave plate at different wavelengths. By selecting the thickness it is possible to...
Glan-Thompson Polarizers Glan-Thompson cemented prism polarizers of calcite give the largest aperture field angle product of all calcite polarizer designs and the lowest transmission losses. The cemented interface, however, prevents their use...
Glan-Taylor Calcite Air Spaced Polarizers The Glan-Taylor polarizer produces a high extinction ratio polarizer with low reflection losses and a high power handling capability. It is therefore particularly useful for polarizing laser light, with the...
Lyot Depolarizer The Lyot depolarizer is assembled from two or more plates of birefringent material. In each plate the optic axis of the crystal lies in the plane of the plate and...
Savart Plates The Savart plate is an extremely useful device, usually manufactured in either calcite or quartz, which is used for the detection of very weakly polarized light, for example in starlight.
Wedge Depolarizer The wedge depolarizer is the alternative form which should be used for monochromatic light sources. Again, a thick plate is manufactured in which the optical axis is in the plane...
Low Order Quartz Retardation Plates These retardation plates use high optical damage threshold crystal quartz. They are orientated with the optic axis in the plane of the plate and light polarized at 45° to the...
Glan-Taylor Polarizer With Brewster Angled Faces This special version of the Glan-Taylor polarizer is cut such that the P-polarization (extra-ordinary ray) intersects all four optical faces at Brewster's angle, thus ensuring a minimal insertion loss over...
Glan-Taylor Polarizing Beam Combiner This special version of the Glan-Taylor polarizer is cut such that the rejected S-polarized light exits in a direction parallel to the side exit face normal. More importantly, if the...
Quartz Optical Rotators When plane polarized light propagates along the optic axis of quartz, it is rotated clockwise or anticlockwise depending on whether it is right or left hand quartz. The rotation is...