Tower Optical 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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Super Large Zero Order Waveplates – 76.2mm Laser Quality Crystal Quartz Air Spaced for High Power Clear Aperture of 73mm Mounted or Unmounted Retardations of 1/2 and 1/4 Wave Waveplates...
Tower Optical offers this second series of Achromatic Waveplates (AWP’s) which are built using 25.4 mm substrates of crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. These substrates are cemented together. This technique...
Tower’s 1” Zero order waveplates provide users with a high performance Crystal Quartz retarder with a clear aperture of 23mm. These waveplates are air spaced, having a stainless steel spacer...
Tower’s 10mm Zero order waveplates provide users with a high performance Crystal Quartz retarder with a clear aperture of 8mm. These waveplates are air spaced, having a stainless steel spacer...
Tower’s 17.5mm Zero order waveplates provide users with a high performance Crystal Quartz retarder with a clear aperture of 15mm. These waveplates are air spaced, having a stainless steel spacer...
Tower’s achromatic waveplate (AWP) is similar to a zero-order waveplate, which is made from two pieces of crystal quartz except that the AWP is composed of one piece of crystal...
Tower’s Large aperture Zero order waveplates provide users with the capability of handling new applications where beam size and/or beam position moves over larger distances. The waveplates described here are...
Tower’s multiple order waveplates consist of a single plates of laser quality crystal quartz. Because their retardation adds some integer number of waves to the desired fraction (λ /4, λ