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Achromatic (Broadband) waveplates

Achromatic (Broadband) waveplates
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Material Crystalline quartz and MgF2
Diameter tolerance +0/-0.2 mm
Thickness tolerance ±0.2 mm
Surface quality 40-20 S-D
Transmitted wavefront distortion (TWD) <λ/4 @ 632.8 nm
Retardation tolerance λ/100 @ 20°C
Parallelism error <30 arcsec
Coatings BBAR on each surface
Laser damage threshold >5 J/cm2 for 10 ns pulses @ 1064 nm
Mounting Mounted in Ø25.4x 6 mm black anodized metal mount
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Attention! You can customise this product to your needs.
Because of difference in dispersion in these uniaxial positive crystals it is possible to calculate thickness of each plate so that birefringent phase shift in assembly changes very slowly over certain wavelength range. This is a way to obtain achromatic zero order waveplates. Such AWPs are necessary for various devices and may replace a number of ordinary quartz waveplates operating at a single wavelength only. We can offer a series of achromatic waveplates.
varna Operates over broad wavelength range

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Wavelength, nm Clear aperture, mm Retardation Delivery Product ID Price Action
450-650 >8 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-008A 370 €
550-750 >8 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-008B 370 €
900-2100 >8 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-008D 370 €
450-650 >8 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-008A 370 €
550-750 >8 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-008B 370 €
650-1100 >8 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-008C 370 €
900-2100 >8 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-008D 370 €
340-560 >8 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-008Z 370 €
340-560 >8 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-008Z 370 €
340-560 >12 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-012Z 415 €
340-560 >12 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-012Z 415 €
450-650 >18 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-018A 640 €
340-560 >18 λ/4 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/4-018Z 640 €
340-560 >18 λ/2 4-6 weeks 2-APW-L/2-018Z 640 €
650-1100 >18 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-018C 640 €
650-1100 >8 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-008C 370 €
650-1100 >12 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-012C 415 €
900-2100 >18 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-018D 640 €
450-650 >18 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-018A 640 €
550-750 >12 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-012B 415 €
550-750 >18 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-018B 640 €
900-2100 >12 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-012D 415 €
900-2100 >12 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-012D 415 €
550-750 >18 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-018B 640 €
900-2100 >18 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-018D 640 €
450-650 >12 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-012A 415 €
650-1100 >12 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-012C 415 €
450-650 >12 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-012A 415 €
550-750 >12 λ/2 From stock 2-APW-L/2-012B 415 €
650-1100 >18 λ/4 From stock 2-APW-L/4-018C 640 €

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Choose from 33 Achromatic (Broadband) waveplates