Please see our Polarization Optics Guide for additional information,Polarization optics are specifically designed to change or measure the state of polarization of incident radiation in the UV, visible, or IR spectral ranges. Solutions are available for both free space and fiber optic polarization applications.
The low (multiple) order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of several full waves, plus the desired fraction. This result in a single, physically robust component with desired performance
zero order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of zero full waves, plus the desired fraction. Zero order waveplate shows better performances than multiple order waveplates, it has broad bandwidth and a lower sensitivity to temperature and wavlenght changes. It should be considered for more critical online_orderings.
Dual wavelength waveplate is a multiple waveplate that provide a pecitfic retardance at two different wavelengths, it's particularly useful when used in conjunction with other polarization sensitive ...
Unlike standard waveplates, Achromatic Waveplates, AWP, provide a constant phase shift independent of the wavelength of light that is used.
Glan Laser Polarizer is designed specifically for high energy laser. It is made of two same birefringence material prisms that are assembled with an air space. The polarizer with two escape windows allows ...
Wollaston polarizer is made of two birefringent material prisms that are cemented together. The deviations of the ordinary and extraordinary beams are nearly symmetrical about the input beam axis,
Thompson Polarizer Glan Thompson Polarizer is made of two α-BBO or calcite prisms cemented together. It has a wavelength from 200nm to 2300nm. α-BBO polarizer can be used from about 200nm to 1100nm, and calcite polarizer can be used from 350nm to 2300nm. This type polarizer has higher extinction ratio than air spaced polarizer. And it has the widest field angle of any design. For example, α-BBO Glan Thompson Polarizer has an angular field lager than 15 degree.
Rochon polarizer is one of the earliest designs, which is made of two birefringent material prisms cemented together. Both ordinary and extraordinary beams propagate collinearly down the optic axis in...
Glan Taylor prism polarizer is made of two same birefringent material prisms that are assembled with an air space. It has a length to aperture ratio less than 1.0 makes it a relatively thin polarizer.