Overview

OptiSource, LLC carries a comprehensive inventory of waveplates in standard diameters and wavelengths. Typically, waveplates are available as coated or uncoated components. Ring mounted waveplates are available as standard inventory offerings. These waveplates can be purchased using the listed pricing matrix, which can be found on each product page. Non-standard dimensions, shapes and wavelengths are also available, but require a quotation for price and delivery. Please contact OptiSource, LLC Technical Sales for all of your non-standard requirements.

 


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General Waveplate Specifications

  • Standard Thickness Range: Product Dependent
  • Transmitted Wavefront Distortion: λ10 @ 632.8nm over clear aperture
  • Surface Quality – 10-5 over clear aperture
  • Parallelism: 0.5 arc seconds
  • Clear Aperture – 85% of central dimension
  • Retardation Tolerance: λ/100 – λ/600 typical – Wavelength Dependent
  • Damage Threshold: 1MW / cm2 (CW), 10J / cm2 10ns pulse
  • Material: Synthetic Single Crystal Quartz
  • Coating: AR “V” Coat; R<0.25% per surface BBAR Coat; R avg ≤ 0.50% per surface

Waveplates can be ordered as coated or uncoated components. Please specify if your waveplates are mounted or unmounted.


Waveplates - Mounting Configurations

Component
Ø (mm)
Component
Ø Code
Minimum Mount Clear Aperture (mm)
Mount
Ø (mm)
Mount
Ø Code
10.0
04
8.7
25.4
R10
12.7
05
11.0
25.4
R10
15.0
06
13.0
25.4
R10
20.0
08
17.4
25.4
R10
25.4
10
22.1
30.0
R12
25.4
10
22.1
38.1
R15
30.0
12
26.1
38.1
R15
38.1
15
33.2
50.8
R20
50.8
20
44.2
76.2
R30

**Custom mounting configurations available – sales@optisourcellc.com

Waveplates - Standard Wavelengths

248.0
257.0
266.0
308.0
354.7
400.0
405.0
488.0
514.5
532.0
632.8
670.0
694.3
780.0
800.0
810.0
1030.0
1047.0
1053.0
1064.0
1315.0
1319.0
1550.0
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Waveplates - Retardation

Retardation Code
Retardation (waves)
2
1/2
4
1/4
8
1/8
1
1

**Retardation specification only, does not infer order codes


OptiSource Large Format Wave Plates (WP)  and Various Non-Standard Mounts

OptiSource Large Format Wave Plates (WP) and Various Non-Standard Mounts