Waveplates

Sapphire Waveplates Robust with Extended Polarization Control
Sapphires

Sapphire Waveplates Robust with Extended Polarization Control

Custom manufactured low order sapphire waveplates that extend IR polarization control into the infrared, beyond fused silica optical waveplates, are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire Waveplates feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, making them highly resistant to chemicals, scratching, shock, and temperature fluctuations.Â- ...

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Radial Polarization Converters reduce laser beam spot size.
Delivery Systems

Radial Polarization Converters reduce laser beam spot size.

Radial Polarization Converters, manufactured from UV fused silica substrate, are S-waveplates that convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization. Able to be used to create optical vortex or doughnut beam, products produce radially polarized light, feature 5 mm apertures, and come in 632, 800, and 1,030 nm wavelength models with 25.4 mm OD. Other features include damage...

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Polymer Waveplates offer alternative to quartz waveplates.
Waveplates

Polymer Waveplates offer alternative to quartz waveplates.

Polymer Waveplates (Retarders) transmit light while modifying its optical polarization state and do not attenuate, deviate, or displace beam. Birefringent polymer film, layered betweenÂ- 2 glass windows, increases durability and handling. Available in ¼ and ½ λ retardance, Retarders act as true zero order waveplates and are available with multiple wavelengths or achromatic...

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Achromatic Wave Plates offer half or quarter wave retardance.
Waveplates

Achromatic Wave Plates offer half or quarter wave retardance.

Featuring 23 nm clear apertures, Achromatic Zero-Order Quartz-MgF2 Wave Plates consist of 2 different birefringent crystals - crystalline quartz and magnesium fluoride - each with broadband antireflection coating, in air-spaced design. Units operate in spectral wavelengths from 610-850 nm or 700-1,000 nm. Mounted in black, anodized aluminum housing for protection, wave plates maintain retardation...

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Sapphire Waveplates Robust and Chemical Resistant
Miscellaneous Optics

Sapphire Waveplates Robust and Chemical Resistant

Custom manufactured low order waveplates made from laser-grade single crystal sapphire for extending IR polarization control into the 3 to 5 Â-µm wavelengths are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI. Meller Sapphire Waveplates feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond and can be made in sizes as thin as 0.4 mm and λ/300 @632 µm, >λ/400 @1.06 µm...

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Electronic Amplifiers

Gooch & Housego Receives Prestigious Award from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

February 5th, 2008 - Gooch and Housego has been presented with a Vendor Appreciation" award from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the supply of crystal quartz wave plates. The wave plates, supplied by Gooch & Housego Ilminster, in the UK, are key components used in the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) laser pre-amplifier modules at LLNL. The NIF will be used as part of the...

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Sapphir Waveplates Change Laser Beam Polarization State
Sapphires

Sapphir Waveplates Change Laser Beam Polarization State

Custom manufactured, sapphire waveplates that are a durable and chemically resistant replacement for single crystal quartz or mica in the visible and near IR are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire Low Order Waveplates are offered in Â-½- and ¼-wave configurations for changing the polarization state of a laser beam that transmits from 2.8...

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Miscellaneous Optics

Crystal Quartz Waveplates provide polarization control.

Measuring 75-150 Â-µm thick, Crystal Quartz Waveplates are polished to precise finish and ±0.3 µm thickness tolerance. They can be supplied with V coat or broadband A/R coatings of less than or equal to 0.25% R per surface. Products feature less than or equal to 1.0 arc sec parallelism, 85% clear aperture, and 10-5 scratch-dig surface quality per MIL-PRF-13830. Applications...

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Sapphire Waveplates extend polarization control to infrared.
Waveplates

Sapphire Waveplates extend polarization control to infrared.

Custom-manufactured Sapphire Waveplates are suited for any laser that transmits 2.8-4.7 mm. Offered in Â-½- and ¼-wave, in both multiple and zero order configurations, they can be thinner than quartz waveplates because of intrinsic Moh 9 hardness. Featuring 10-5 scratch-dig surface quality and less than or equal to 1 arc/sec parallelism, waveplates are offered in 10-30 mm dia sizes...

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Solder Redefined

Indium Corporation has developed a new twist on traditional solder by developing a composite with a reinforced matrix internal structure. The result is a solder with increased strength and reliability. Check out this video to learn more about the mechanics behind the groundbreaking technology.

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