Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Diameter Wavelength Range Retardation Material Clear Aperture Availability Price
$888
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10RP52-1B 25.4 mm 400-700 nm λ/2 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 18 mm
3 Weeks
$888
$888
10RP52-2 25.4 mm 700-1000 nm λ/2 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 12 mm $888
$888
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10RP52-2B 25.4 mm 700-1000 nm λ/2 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 18 mm
2 Weeks
$888
$888
7 Weeks
10RP52-3B 25.4 mm 1000-1600 nm λ/2 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 18 mm
7 Weeks
$888
$888
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10RP54-1 25.4 mm 400-700 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 12 mm
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$888
$888
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10RP54-1B 25.4 mm 400-700 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 18 mm
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$888
$888
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10RP54-2 25.4 mm 700-1000 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 12 mm
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$888
$888
2 Weeks
10RP54-2B 25.4 mm 700-1000 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 18 mm
2 Weeks
$888
$888
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10RP54-3 25.4 mm 1000-1600 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 12 mm
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$888
$888
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10RP54-3B 25.4 mm 1000-1600 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 18 mm
In Stock
$888
$1,407
15RP54-2 30.0 mm 700-1000 nm λ/4 Crystal Quartz and MgF2 23.0 mm $1,407

Features

High Retardation Accuracy

Achromatic Quartz-MgF2 Zero-Order Wave Plates provide a much higher degree of retardation accuracy than regular zero-order quartz wave plates. Achromatic Quartz-MgF2 Wave Plates operate over a broad wavelength range, compared to the single wavelength performance of zero-order quartz wave plates.

Wavelength Performance of Common λ/4 Wave Plates

Black Anodized Aluminum Housing

The assembly is mounted in a 25.4 mm or 30 mm black anodized aluminum housing for protection and ease of mounting, with the retarder fast axis marked for alignment reference. The standard 25.4 mm outer diameter is convenient for mounting into Newport rotary mounts. The larger diameter waveplates are designed for ultrafast laser applications.

Dual Crystal Design

Achromatic Quartz-MgF2 Zero-Order Wave Plates consist of crystalline quartz and magnesium fluoride (MgF2) crystals, each with a highly efficient broadband antireflection coating, in an air-spaced design. This construction ensures excellent transmitted wavefront quality, while minimizing beam deviation and surface reflection losses. Because of the air-space design, our Achromatic Quartz-MgF2 Wave Plates have a higher damage threshold than achromatic polymer film wave plates.

High Damage Threshold Versions

As Ultrafast Amplifiers evolve to higher and higher powers, there is a need for larger diameter optics with broadband performance. Our 15RPxx-x 30 mm diameter Achromatic Zero-Order Quartz-MgF2 Waveplates address this need. Available in half or quarter wave retardance, the air spaced waveplates offer high damage resistance and low dispersion. Optimized for the Spectra-Physics Insight™ Laser, the 10RP5x-4 waveplates are designed for a very broad wavelength range of 630-1350 nm. Customers have a choice of λ/2 or λ/4 retardations.