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Achromatic Waveplates

Achromatic Waveplates
Gooch and Housego
From crystal growth, crystal orientation and cutting, to waveplate fabrication and coating, no other waveplate supplier has as much control over the fabrication stages as G&H. Our waveplates been used in the cutting edge of research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s NIF project to the most demanding of production ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Mounted
Shape: Round, Square, Rectangle
Operation Wavelength Range: 633 - 633 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to zero order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different birefringent crystals. Since the dispersion of the birefringence of two materials is different, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a broad wavelength range. So, the retardation will be less sensitive to ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced, Not Specified
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Mounted, Unmounted
Shape: Round, Square, Rectangle, Custom
Operation Wavelength Range: 450 - 2100 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplate is similar to Zero-order waveplate except that the two plates are made from different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride. Since the dispersion of the birefringence can be different for the two materials, it is possible to specify the retardation values at a wavelength range. Hence, the ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Unmounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 465 - 1650 nm
...
Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplates are made from two different materials: crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride with highly efficient broadband antireflection coatings in an air spaced design. Retardation tolerance of our achromatic waveplates is better than λ/100 over the entire wavelength range. The ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Mounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 1200 - 1650 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplates are made from two different materials: crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride with highly efficient broadband antireflection coatings in an air spaced design. Retardation tolerance of our achromatic waveplates is better than λ/100 over the entire wavelength range. The ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Mounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 950 - 1300 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplates are made from two different materials: crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride with highly efficient broadband antireflection coatings in an air spaced design. Retardation tolerance of our achromatic waveplates is better than λ/100 over the entire wavelength range. The flat ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Mounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 700 - 1000 nm
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Data Sheet
Achromatic waveplates are made from two different materials: crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride with highly efficient broadband antireflection coatings in airspaced design. Retardation tolerance of our achromatic waveplates is better than λ/100 over the entire wavelength range. The flat response of these ...

Specifications

Type Of Waveplate: Achromatic Air-Spaced
Materials: Quartz and MgF2
Mounting: Mounted
Shape: Round
Operation Wavelength Range: 480 - 650 nm
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Data Sheet

Did You know?

Achromatic waveplates consist of two different materials, such as crystal quartz and magnesium fluoride, to achieve nearly constant retardation across a broad spectral band. They have a working principle very similar to that of an achromatic lens, which matches two types of glasses to achieve a desired focal length while minimizing chromatic aberrations. Achromatic waveplates are mostly fabricated by two methods. The first one involves cementing two different types of birefringent optical plates together with a transparent layer of optical cement across their full diameter. Then, an anti-reflection coating is applied to the outer surface. The second method employs an air gap between the two plates, which are mounted on opposite sides of a spacer and then placed within a cell. It should be noted that when using achromatic waveplates constructed with an airgap, limiting (attenuating) laser power is highly recommended, especially for pulsed lasers.