Artifex Engineering Datasheets for Waveplates and Retardation Plates

Waveplates and retardation plates are optical elements with two principal axes, one slow and one fast, which resolve an incident polarized beam into two mutually perpendicular polarized beams. The emerging beam recombines to form
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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...
Better performance than low or multiple order waveplates. The zero order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of zero full waves, plus the desired fraction. Zero order waveplate shows...
Low cost waveplate, sensitive to variations in wavelength and temperature. The low (multiple) order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of several full waves, plus the desired fraction. This...
Low sensitivity to wavelength and temperature. Also for telecom applications. True Zero Order Waveplates-Cemented This type of zero order waveplate is constructed of a true zero order waveplate and a...
Unmatched performance in broad band, achromatic retardation at the expense of bulk. Specifications: Material: BK7 Grade A optical glass Dimension Tolerance: +0.0/-0.2mm Clear Aperture: >80% Flatness: λ/10@ 632.8nm Surface Quality:...