Waveplates

A Waveplate is an optical element having two principal axes, slow and fast, that resolve an incident polarized beam into two mutually perpendicular polarized beams. The emerging beam re-combines to form a particular single polarized beam. Wave plates produce full-, half- and quarter-waves of retardation. They are also known as a retardation plate. (Ref: The Photonics Dictionary)

Quarter Wave Plate
When linearly polarized light is input at 45 degrees to the axis of a quarter waveplate, the output is circularly polarized, and vice versa.

Half Waveplate
A half waveplate rotates linearly polarized light to any desired orientation. The rotation angle is twice the angle between the incident polarized light and optical axis.

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Part Number Diameter Wave Thickness  
W-WH3025 6 Add to Quote
W-WH3020 6 Add to Quote
W-WH3015 6 Add to Quote
W-WH2515 6 Add to Quote
W-WH2512 6 Add to Quote
W-WH2510 6 Add to Quote
W-LPD225 25.4 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Add to Quote
W-LPD220 20 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Add to Quote
W-LPD215 15 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Add to Quote
W-LPD212 12.7 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Add to Quote
W-HPD225 25.4 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Add to Quote
W-HPD220 20 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Add to Quote
W-HPD215 15 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Add to Quote
W-HPD212 12.7 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Add to Quote
W-QPL230 30 1/4 wave Add to Quote
W-QPL225 25.4 1/4 wave Add to Quote
W-QPL220 20 1/4 wave Add to Quote
W-QPL215 15 1/4 wave Add to Quote
W-QPL212 12.7 1/4 wave Add to Quote
W-QPL210 10 1/4 wave Add to Quote
W-HPL230 30 1/2 wave Add to Quote
W-HPL225 25.4 1/2 wave Add to Quote
W-HPL220 20 1/2 wave Add to Quote
W-HPL215 15 1/2 wave Add to Quote
W-HPL212 12.7 1/2 wave Add to Quote
W-HPL210 10 1/2 wave Add to Quote
W-QPS220 20 1/4 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-QPS215 15 1/4 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-QPS212 12.7 1/4 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-QPS210 10 1/4 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-HPS220 20 1/2 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-HPS215 15 1/2 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-HPS212 12.7 1/2 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-HPS210 10 1/2 wave 0.04∼0.09 Microns Add to Quote
W-QPF230 30 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPF225 25.4 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPF220 20 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPF215 15 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPF212 12.7 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPF210 10 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPF230 30 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPF225 25.4 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPF220 20 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPF215 15 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPF212 12.7 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPF210 10 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPA225 25.4 1/4 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-QPA220 20 1/4 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-QPA215 15 1/4 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-QPA212 12.7 1/4 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-QPA210 10 1/4 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-HPA225 25.4 1/2 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-HPA220 20 1/2 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-HPA215 15 1/2 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-HPA212 12.7 1/2 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-HPA210 10 1/2 wave 8.0 mm +/- 0.10 mm Add to Quote
W-QPO230 30 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPO225 25.4 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPO220 20 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPO215 15 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPO212 12.7 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPO210 10 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPO230 30 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPO225 25.4 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPO220 20 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPO215 15 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPO212 12.7 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPO210 10 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPC230 30 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPC225 25.4 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPC220 20 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPC215 15 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPC212 12.7 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-QPC210 10 1/4 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPC230 30 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPC225 25.4 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPC220 20 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPC215 15 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPC212 12.7 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote
W-HPC210 10 1/2 wave approx 1.0mm Add to Quote