Optics & Photonics

Hyperpolarizer Upgrade Kit doubles polarization levels.

January 19, 2015

Available to owners of 9800 Series Polarean Xenon Hyperpolarizers, Upgrade Kit enables users to consistently reach polarization levels of 20–25%. Hyperpolarization technology produces hyperpolarized inert xenon gas, used in conjunction with standard MRI imaging to create high resolution 3-D images of human lung. Higher levels of polarization can reduce amount of Xenon to be inhaled, without compromising image quality, which is especially important in pediatric studies. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Broadband Polarizers feature wide acceptance angles of ±40°.

January 9, 2015

Available in 25.4 mm and 38.1 mm diameters with thickness of 2.2 mm, Broadband Polarizers provide consistent transmitted contrast from 300–2,700 nm. Linear units are made with fused silica substrate and feature wide operating temperature of -50 to 80°C. Suited for use with uncollimated light sources, RoHS-compliant polarizers target broadband applications from UV to SWIR, where wire grid polarizers are not practical. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Wire Grid Polarizers suit broadband infrared applications.

November 1, 2013

Constructed via application of thin layer of aluminum MicroWires to glass window, High Contrast IR Wire Grid Polarizers are suited for polarizing light from IR laser sources or attenuating light from polarized IR lasers. Wire grid technology lets angle of incidence vary +20° without performance loss, while lightweight, thin silicon substrate suits weight-sensitive systems. Six models are available in 12.5 x 12.5 mm, 12 x 25 mm, and 50 x 50 mm sizes for 3–5 µm or 7–15 µm wavelengths. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Thin Film Polarizers provide high damage thresholds.

September 26, 2013

Measuring 25.4 mm in diameter, Ultrafast Thin Film Polarizers are available in transmission polarizer models, with polarizing coatings on both sides, and in reflection polarizer models, featuring polarizing coating on input face and anti-reflection coating on output face. Both come in wavelength range of 750–850 nm or 980–1,090 nm, and are suitable for use with high power lasers, including Ti: Sapphire laser sources. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Polarizers feature 10,000:1 extinction ratio.

August 27, 2012

Designed with 45° angle of incidence, TECHSPEC® High Energy Laser Line Polarizers provide greater than 98% P-polarization transmission efficiency. Products are fabricated with UV grade fused silica substrate and have hard anti-reflective (AR) coating. Combination of high laser damage thresholds (2 J/cm², 10 ns at 532 nm) and availability for 355, 532, 633, and 1,064 nm laser wavelengths promote optimal performance in diverse laser applications. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Plastic Linear Polarizers reduce glare and improve contrast.

March 16, 2012

Offering transmission of unpolarized light from 400-700 nm, TECHSPEC® High Contrast Plastic Linear Polarizers improve contrast by reducing glare in diverse imaging applications. Products utilize stretched PVA film to create polarization axis. For increased protection and durability, film is laminated between 2 plastic plates. Polarizers are available unmounted in sizes from 12.5-300 mm dia, from 50 x 50 mm up to 300 x 300 mm as well as 500 x 600 and 900 x 600 mm. Read More

Optics & Photonics

MWIR Polarizers withstand use in harsh environments.

September 7, 2011

Available in 12.5 and 25 mm diameters, Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Polarizers are designed for applications operating in 1.5 - 5 µm wavelength range: telecommunications, IR spectroscopy, IR sensing, and quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Products are manufactured using dichroic glass substrate; soda lime substrate material allows polarizer to provide resistance to UV radiation and chemicals as well as withstand operating temperatures up to 120°C. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarization Modulator enables display of 3D digital films.

April 1, 2011

DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema allows digital projector to display stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using passive circular polarized glasses. Paired with projectors up to 18.5°K ANSI lumens, it supports screens up to 45 ft, and also varies polarity of light passing through it in synchronization with triple-flash of left and right eye images. Device also provides symmetrical 50 ms switching time between eyes for low-crosstalk operation, and can switch between 2D and 3D. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Automatic ID

Wire Grid Polarizers perform from 250 nm to more than 3.5 µm.

August 18, 2010

Offering solution for most multi-wavelength applications, Ultra Broadband Wire Grid Polarizers consist of thin layer of aluminum MicroWires(TM) sandwiched between 2 fused silica glass windows. Wires are attached to first window and then thin cover glass is used to protect wires from damage. When incident light strikes wire grid, P-Polarized light contacts dielectric and is transmitted, while S-Polarized light contacts mirror and is reflected. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarization Modulator enables single-lens HD 3D projection.

November 11, 2009

DepthQ Polarization Modulator electronically switches polarization orientation of light passing through it and, when combined with polarization-preserving screen, stereoscopic 3D projector, and passive 3D eyewear, enables high-brightness, flicker-free viewing. It provides high polarization efficiency over visible wavelengths from 400-750 nm and transition switching speeds of under 0.5 msec between polarization states. Small and large versions are available. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Polarizer enables high-quality video for spectrometers.

November 28, 2008

Designed for use with RamanStation 400 spectrometer, Raman Polarization accessory features high-quality video camera with built-in adjustable sample illumination source. Optical head, which can be positioned for analysis of different samples, can rotate downward for working with samples on microscope slides and with fabric or plastic workpieces or be positioned horizontally for analysis of samples in cuvettes, capillary tubes, and vials. Read More

Optics & Photonics

ATR Accessory enables polarized measurements in FT-IR.

September 18, 2008

Combining infrared spectroscopy with polarizer, Universal Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) Polarization Accessory provides polarized measurements, which offer additional information on molecular structure of sample and help characterize materials. Accessory is particularly suited for crystal structure analysis, polymer and fiber orientation studies, and structural analysis studies of biomolecules. Variable angle polarizer can be removed for non-polarized measurements. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

UV Polarizers are based on nanofabricated grating design.

December 7, 2007

UV polarizers can be optimized for use at customer-specified wavelength, such as 266 nm quadrupled YAG laser line, and exhibit extinction ratios exceeding 20 db. Devices are non-dichroic and high-transmission components, and can be cut to any application-specific size and shape up to 4 x 4 in. Units are suited for UV photolithography and display application markets. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Optical Elements produce axisymmetric polarizations.

August 24, 2007

Heat-tolerant elements consist of patterned photonic crystal polarizers and wave plates that make it possible to generate stable azimuthal and radial polarizations at 1,064 nm. Products include laser mirrors LMR-1064 (radial) and LMA-1064 (azimuthal) as well as polarizers PLR-1064 (radial) and PLA-1064 (azimuthal), which have clear aperture of 5 mm. Also available, SWP-1064 wave plate array can produce radial or azimuthal polarization and has clear aperture of 7 mm. Read More

Optics & Photonics

NIR Linear Polarizers eliminate unwanted reflections.

August 6, 2007

Fabricated using thin polymer film sandwiched between 2 flat pieces of B270 glass, TECHSPEC(TM) Polarizers provide uniform performance across broad spectral range, achieving extinction ratios from 40 dB at 830 nm to 50 dB at 1,310 and 1,550 nm. Average transmission is greater than 30% for wavelength range of 750-850 nm and 33% for wavelength range of 1,000-2,000 nm. Polarizers are suited for applications involving low-power NIR lasers, LEDs, and other NIR sources. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polarizer is suited for use in low-light environments.

September 13, 2005

Suited for motion picture, broadcast, and still photographic markets, low-light(TM) polarizer facilitates shooting indoors in low-light conditions and situations that do not provide enough light for standard polarizer. Product reduces glare and reflections, saturates colors, and maintains contrast without compromising image quality. Designed with one-stop compensation factor, polarizer is available in professional sizes of 4 x 4, 4 x 5.650, and 6.6 x 6.6. Read More

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