Ross Optical Industries 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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Made of a single quartz plate that is very thin, true zero order waveplates are provided either by themselves as a single plate for high damage threshold applications (greater than...
The low (multiple) order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of several full waves, plus the desired fraction. This results in a single, physically robust component with desired performance.
The zero order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of zero full waves, plus the desired fraction. Zero Order Waveplates show better performance than multiple order waveplates. They show...