Press Release Summary:
Designed to work with lasers at variety of wavelengths, Variable Attenuator/Beamsplitter can be used as beamsplitter in holography and precision interferometry applications and as attenuator for general laboratory applications. It divides incident polarized light beam into 2 beams by 90Â° and intensity ratio of beams can be continuously varied by rotating input half-wave plate. Polarizing beamsplitting cube is built in with 532, 632.8, 800, and 1,064 nm wavelength options.
Original Press Release:
Impulse Optics Introduces Variable Attenuator/Beamsplitter
San Diego, CA, November 6, 2006 - Impulse Optics introduces a variable attenuator/ beamsplitter. The variable attenuator/beamsplitter is designed to work with lasers at a variety of wavelengths to provide an affordable and easy solution to dividing beams.
The Variable Attenuator/Beamsplitter divides an incident polarized light beam into two beams by 90°, the intensity ratio of the two beams can be continuously varied by rotating the input half-wave plate. This high-performance unit can be used as a beamsplitter in holography and precision interferometry applications and as an efficient attenuator for general laboratory applications.
The unit includes two half-wave plates set in graduation disks. The input half-wave plate is used to adjust the intensity ratio, while the output half-wave plate revolves the polarization plane of one beam to make it either parallel to the polarization of the adjacent beam or go in any other required direction.
A polarizing beamsplitting cube is built in with the following wavelength options: 532 nm, 632.8 nm, 800 nm, and 1064 nm; other wavelengths are available upon request. The device can also be used as a variable attenuator. The Variable Attenuator/Beamsplitter can be mounted on any posts.
Impulse Optics (www.impulseoptics.com) supplies laser systems and components, laser measurement products, precision optics, and service and design capabilities. Impulse Optics offers a broad range of products including: lasers and light sources, optical components, spectroscopic and photonic instruments, opto-mechanical components and mounts, customized systems and consulting services.
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