Newport Corporation 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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Multiple-Order Quartz Wave Plates Multiple-order quartz waveplates are an economical tool for controlling the polarization state of lasers or other narrowband light sources. The half waveplate is used to rotate the polarization direction, and...
Zero-Order Precision Polymer Wave Plates Newport's true zero-order wave plates consist of a birefringent polymer film cemented between two high-precision BK 7 windows, each with a high efficiency, broadband antireflection coating. Polymer wave plates offer...
Achromatic Zero-Order Wave Plates Our achromatic zero-order wave plates consist of a polymer film stack laminated between two high-precision AR coated N-BK7 windows and are designed to operate with a high degree of retardation...
Achromatic Zero-Order Quartz-MgF2Wave Plates 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...
Zero-Order Quartz Wave Plates Zero-order wave plates are temperature insensitive phase retarders for moderate bandwidth applications. These zero-order wave plates are constructed of two airspaced quartz waveplates, enabling use with high-power diode lasers or...