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Low Order and Dual Wavelength Waveplates

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. However, even small changes in wavelength or temperature will result in significant changes in the desired fractional retardance. They are less expensive and find use in many applications where the increased sensitivities are not an important.

The dual wavelength waveplate is a multiple waveplate that provides a specific retardance at two different wavelengths. It is particularly useful when used in conjunction with other polarization sensitive components to separate coaxial laser beams of different wavelength.

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Material Parallelism Dimension Unit Diameter Tolerance Thickness Surface Quality Retardation Tolerance Wavefront Distortion AR Coated Standard Wavelengths
Quartz < 1 arc Second MM +0 /-0.10 Approximately 0.5 mm 20-10 λ/300 λ/8 @ 633 nm < 0.2% at Wavelength 266, 355, 532, 632.8, 780, 808, 850, 980, 1064, 1310, 1480, 1550 Other wavelengths between 200-2300 nm are available upon request
* All dimensions are in mm
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Part Number Diameter Wave Type  
W-LPD225 25.4 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-LPD220 20 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-LPD215 15 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-LPD212 12.7 Λ @ 1064+ Λ/2 @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-HPD225 25.4 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-HPD220 20 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-HPD215 15 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-HPD212 12.7 Λ/2 @ 1064+ Λ @ 532 Dual Wavelength Add to Quote
W-QPL230 30 1/4 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-QPL225 25.4 1/4 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-QPL220 20 1/4 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-QPL215 15 1/4 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-QPL212 12.7 1/4 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-QPL210 10 1/4 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-HPL230 30 1/2 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-HPL225 25.4 1/2 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-HPL220 20 1/2 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-HPL215 15 1/2 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-HPL212 12.7 1/2 wave Low Order Add to Quote
W-HPL210 10 1/2 wave Low Order Add to Quote