Crystal Quartz Waveplates
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 environments in semiconductor metrology equipment.
For all wavelength ranges, we orient, cut, and polish the optical crystals for waveplate production. Tight internal controls enable better retardation tolerances within and between production runs.
Crystal Quartz Waveplates
|Waveplate Type:||Zero Order|
|Shape:||Round, Square, Rectangle|
|Center Wavelength:||633 nm|
|Wavefront Distortion:||<= Lambda/10|
|Surface Quality (Scratch-Dig):||10-5|
Crystal Quartz – standard material for UV-NIR waveplate applications
LiNbO3 – infrequently used in 1.5 ?m applications and optical frequency shifters
MgF2 – typically used in combination with Crystal Quartz for achromatic waveplates
Mica – for ophthalmology applications
Sapphire – for defense applications in extreme environmental conditions
YVO4 – waveplates for the 400 nm to 5 mm ranges
laser power control and attenuation
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Frequently Asked Questions
Waveplates are used in aerospace, astronomy, biomedical, laser power control and attenuation, military, optical isolation, polarimetry, remote sensing, semiconductor metrology, spectroscopy, and surveillance.
G&H produces specialty waveplate designs such as off-axis or true-zero order waveplates to custom specifications.
Tight internal controls enable better retardation tolerances within and between production runs.
Crystal Quartz is the standard material used for UV-NIR waveplate applications.
G&H uses Crystal Quartz, LiNbO3, MgF2, Mica, Sapphire, and YVO4 to make waveplates.
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