Edmund Optics Inc. 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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1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 1064nm -- NT49-216
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 1550nm -- NT49-217
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 488nm -- NT49-209
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 532nm -- NT49-210
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 632.8nm -- NT49-211
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 670nm -- NT49-212
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 780nm -- NT49-213
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 800nm -- NT49-214
1/2 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 830nm -- NT49-215
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 1064nm -- NT49-225
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 1550nm -- NT49-226
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 488nm -- NT49-218
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 532nm -- NT49-219
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 632.8nm -- NT49-220
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 670nm -- NT49-221
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 780nm -- NT49-222
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 800nm -- NT49-223
1/4 Wave Precision Zero Order Retarder 830nm -- NT49-224
¼λ and ½λ Retardance Excellent Angular Field of View Birefringent Polymer Stack Precision Zero Order Waveplates (Retarders) feature carefully aligned birefringent polymer sheets laminated between two precision BK7 windows, and...
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/2 wave 1200-1650nm -- NT49-231
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/2 wave 485-630nm -- NT49-227
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/2 wave 630-835nm -- NT49-228
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/2 wave 735-985nm -- NT49-229
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/4 wave 485-630nm -- NT49-232
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/4 wave 630-835nm -- NT49-233
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/4 wave 735-985nm -- NT49-234
Polymer Achromatic Retarder 1/4 wave 920-1240nm -- NT49-235
Broad Spectral Range 1/100λ Surface Accuracy ¼λ and ½λ Retardance Precision Achromatic Waveplates (Retarders) consist of a polymer stack layered between two precision BK7 windows, and are available in standard...
1" Dia. Liquid Crystal Retarder 400-700nm Compensated -- NT63-039 Electrically Controlled Retardance up to ½λ 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...
1/2λ LWIR Zero Order Waveplate 8μm -- NT85-122
1/2λ LWIR Zero Order Waveplate 9μm -- NT85-123
1/2λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 3μm -- NT85-117
1/2λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 4μm -- NT85-118
1/2λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 5μm -- NT85-119
1/2λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 6μm -- NT85-120
1/2λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 7μm -- NT85-121
1/4λ LWIR Zero Order Waveplate 8μm -- NT85-115
1/4λ LWIR Zero Order Waveplate 9μm -- NT85-116
1/4λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 3μm -- NT85-110
1/4λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 4μm -- NT85-111
1/4λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 5μm -- NT85-112
1/4λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 6μm -- NT85-113
1/4λ MWIR Zero Order Waveplate 7μm -- NT85-114
Ideal for Applications in the 3 9μm Range 1/4λ and 1/2λ Retardance Mounted for Easy Alignment and System Integration Our zero order Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Waveplates...
25.4mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Wave Plate, 610 - 850nm -- NT63-936
25.4mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 1200-1650nm -- NT46-563
25.4mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 465-610nm -- NT46-559
25.4mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 700-1000nm -- NT46-561
25.4mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Wave Plate, 610 - 850nm -- NT63-935
25.4mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 1200-1650nm -- NT46-562
25.4mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 465-610nm -- NT46-558
25.4mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 700-1000nm -- NT46-560
30mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 1200-1650nm -- NT48-502
30mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 465-610nm -- NT48-498
30mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 610 - 850nm -- NT65-920
30mm Dia, 1/2 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 700-1000nm -- NT48-500
30mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 1200-1650nm -- NT48-501
30mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 465-610nm -- NT48-497
30mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 610 - 850nm -- NT65-919
30mm Dia, 1/4 Wave Achromatic Waveplate, 700-1000nm -- NT48-499
Multiple Ranges Available Flat Response Over Each Broad Spectral Range 1/4λ and 1/2λ Retardance Unlike standard waveplates, Achromatic Waveplates (Retarders) provide a constant phase shift independent of the wavelength of...
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 1064nm -- NT85-086
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 266nm -- NT85-079
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 355nm -- NT85-080
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 405nm -- NT85-081
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 488nm -- NT85-082
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 514.5nm -- NT85-083
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 532nm -- NT85-084
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 632.8nm -- NT85-085
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT85-045
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1550nm -- NT85-046
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 266nm -- NT85-031
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT85-032
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 405nm -- NT85-033
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 488nm -- NT85-034
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 514.5nm -- NT85-035
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT85-037
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632nm -- NT85-038
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 670nm -- NT85-039
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 780nm -- NT85-041
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT85-042
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 830nm -- NT85-043
12.7mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 980nm -- NT85-044
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 1064nm -- NT85-078
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 266nm -- NT85-068
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 355nm -- NT85-072
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 405nm -- NT85-073
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 488nm -- NT85-074
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 514.5nm -- NT85-075
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 532nm -- NT85-076
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 632.8nm -- NT85-077
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT85-029
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1550nm -- NT85-030
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 266nm -- NT85-017
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT85-018
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 405nm -- NT85-019
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 488nm -- NT85-020
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 514.5nm -- NT85-021
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT85-022
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632nm -- NT85-023
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 670nm -- NT85-024
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 780nm -- NT85-025
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT85-026
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 830nm -- NT85-027
12.7mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 980nm -- NT85-028
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 1064nm -- NT43-703
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 266nm -- NT48-472
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 355nm -- NT48-474
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 405nm -- NT83-924
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 488nm -- NT48-476
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 514.5nm -- NT43-691
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 532.0nm -- NT43-695
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 632.8nm -- NT43-699
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1550nm -- NT46-415
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 266nm -- NT48-486
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT46-549
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 405nm -- NT83-928
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 488nm -- NT46-551
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 514.5nm -- NT43-693
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532.0nm -- NT43-697
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632.8nm -- NT43-701
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 670nm -- NT46-553
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 780.0nm -- NT46-411
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT46-555
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 830.0nm -- NT46-413
25.4mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 980nm -- NT46-557
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 266nm -- NT48-471
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 355nm -- NT48-473
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 405nm -- NT83-923
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 488nm -- NT48-475
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 514.5nm -- NT43-690
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 532.0nm -- NT43-694
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 632.8nm -- NT43-698
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT43-704
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1550nm -- NT46-414
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 266nm -- NT48-485
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT46-548
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 405nm -- NT83-927
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 488nm -- NT46-550
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 514.5nm -- NT43-692
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532.0nm -- NT43-696
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632.8nm -- NT43-700
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 670nm -- NT46-552
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 780.0nm -- NT46-410
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT46-554
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 830.0nm -- NT46-412
25.4mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 980nm -- NT46-556
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 1064nm -- NT48-484
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 266nm -- NT65-914
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 355nm -- NT65-916
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 405nm -- NT83-926
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 488nm -- NT65-918
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 514.5nm -- NT48-478
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 532nm -- NT48-480
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 632.8nm -- NT48-482
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT48-496
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1550nm -- NT65-912
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 266nm -- NT65-898
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT65-900
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 405nm -- NT83-930
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 488nm -- NT65-902
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 514.5nm -- NT48-488
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT48-490
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632.8nm -- NT48-492
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 670nm -- NT65-904
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 780nm -- NT48-494
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT65-906
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 830nm -- NT65-908
30mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 980nm -- NT65-910
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 1064nm -- NT48-483
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 266nm -- NT65-913
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 355nm -- NT65-915
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 405nm -- NT83-925
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 488nm -- NT65-917
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 514.5nm -- NT48-477
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 532nm -- NT48-479
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Multiple Order 632.8nm -- NT48-481
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT48-495
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1550nm -- NT65-911
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 266nm -- NT65-897
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT65-899
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 405nm -- NT83-929
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 488nm -- NT65-901
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 514.5nm -- NT48-487
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT48-489
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632.8nm -- NT48-491
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 670nm -- NT65-903
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 780nm -- NT48-493
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT65-905
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 830nm -- NT65-907
30mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 980nm -- NT65-909
50.8mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT85-057
50.8mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT85-052
50.8mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT85-053
50.8mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632nm -- NT85-054
50.8mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT85-055
50.8mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT85-051
50.8mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT85-047
50.8mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT85-048
50.8mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632nm -- NT85-049
50.8mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT85-050
76.2mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT85-067
76.2mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT85-063
76.2mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT85-064
76.2mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632nm -- NT85-065
76.2mm Dia. 1/2 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT85-066
76.2mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 1064nm -- NT85-062
76.2mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 355nm -- NT85-058
76.2mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 532nm -- NT85-059
76.2mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 632nm -- NT85-060
76.2mm Dia. 1/4 Wave Quartz Waveplate Zero Order 800nm -- NT85-061
Zero Order and Multiple Order Waveplates 1/4λ and 1/2λ Retardance Mounted in Black Anodized Aluminum Frame Zero Order Polymer Waveplates Also Available Available in multiple order and zero order, Quartz...