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Waveplates / Retardation Plates  








Technical Notes

Selection Guide

True Zero Order Broadband Mica Waveplates

True Zero Order Laser Lines Mica Waveplates

True Zero Order Bare Mica Waveplates

Quasi Zero Order Crystal Quartz Waveplates

Multiple Order Crystal Quartz Waveplates


Type:

True Zero Order

True Zero Order

True Zero Order

Quasi Zero Order

Multiple Order


Material:

Mica

Mica

Mica

Crystal Quartz

Crystal Quartz


Short form selection guide:  



Dependence of Retardation on:



Wavelength and Spectral Bandwidth

Beam Direction and Beam Divergence

Temperature

  Multiple Order

High

High

High

  Quasi Zero Order

Low

Very High

Low

  True Zero Order

Low

Low

Low

  

For a  Waveplates Selection Guide detailed discussion of the three types of retardation plates and of the basic properties of the various combinations of type and material click  Waveplates Selection Guide here.

You find more information about our principal materials here: Mica and Quartz.