Zero Order Waveplate

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Zero order waveplate is a quarter or half-wave retarder made from two plates of quartz within their fast axes crossed.  The difference in thickness between the two plates determines the retardance.  Zero-order retarders provide accurate retardance over a broad range of wavelengths and are more durable than single element retarders.

Zero order waveplate shows better performance than multiple order waveplates, it has broad bandwidth and a lower sensitivity to temperature and wavelength changes. It should be considered for more critical application.
 
Main Specifications
Material Crystal quartz
Dimension Tolerance +0.0, -0.2mm
Wavefront Distortion <l/8@632.8
Retardation Tolerance <l/500
Wavelength Range 240-2100 nm
Parallelism <1 arc second
Surface Quality 20/10 scratches & dig
Coating R<0.2% on both surfaces at central wavelength

Cemented Zero-Order Waveplate
 
  • Cemented by Epoxy
  • AR Coated, R<0.2%
  • Better Temperature Bandwidth
  • Wide Wavelength Bandwidth

Note: we can supply customized super thin Cemented Zero-Order waveplate with thickness of 125 micron.

Standard Product Information
f (mm)
Quarter Waveplate
Half Waveplate
10.0
WPC-210Q
WPC-210H
12.7
WPC-212Q
WPC-212H
15.0
WPC-215Q
WPC-215H
20.0
WPC-220Q
WPC-220H
25.4
WPC-225Q
WPC-225H

30.0

WPC-230Q
WPC-230H

Optical Contacted Zero-Order Waveplate
 
  • Optically Contacted
  • AR Coated, R<0.2%
  • High Damage Threshold
  • Better Temperature Bandwidth
  • Wide Wavelength Bandwidth
 
Standard Product Information
f (mm)
Quarter Waveplate
Half Waveplate
10.0
WPO-210Q
WPO-210H
12.7
WPO-212Q
WPO-212H
15.0
WPO-215Q
WPO-215H
20.0
WPO-220Q
WPO-220H
25.4
WPO-225Q
WPO-225H

30.0

WPO-230Q
WPO-230H

Air-Spaced Contacted Zero-Order Waveplate
 
  • Double Retardation Plates
  • AR Coated, R<0.2% and Mounted
  • High Damage Threshold
  • Broad Temperature Bandwidth
  • Wide Wavelength Bandwidth
 
 
Standard Product Information
Mount Diameter (mm)
Aperture 
(mm)
Thickness
(mm)
Quarter Waveplate
Half 
Waveplate
25.4
10.0
8.0
WPA-210Q
WPA-210H

25.4

12.7
8.0
WPA-212Q
WPA-212H
25.4
15.0
8.0
WPA-215Q
WPA-215H
30.0
20.0
8.0
WPA-220Q
WPA-220H
30.0
25.4
8.0
WPA-225Q
WPA-225H

Note: custom wavelengths and sizes are available upon request.

Ordering Information for Standard Products

Part No, - wavelength
For Example, WPC-210Q - 1550

   

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