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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...