Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Diameter Wavelength Range Retardation Material Clear Aperture Availability Price
$799
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05RP32-1064 12.7 mm 1064 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 5.1 mm
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$799
$799
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05RP32-1300 12.7 mm 1300 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 5.1 mm
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$799
$799
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05RP32-532 12.7 mm 532 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 5.1 mm
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$799
$799
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05RP32-780 12.7 mm 780 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 5.1 mm
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$799
$799
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05RP32-830 12.7 mm 830 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 5.1 mm
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$799
$899
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10RP32-1064 25.4 mm 1064 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 17.8 mm
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$899
$882
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10RP32-1550 25.4 mm 1550 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 17.8 mm
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$882
$919
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10RP32-532 25.4 mm 532 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 17.8 mm
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$919
$919
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10RP32-632.8 25.4 mm 632.8 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 17.8 mm
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$919
$1,561
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20RP32-1064 50.8 mm 1064 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 30.5 mm
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$1,561
$1,513
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20RP32-532 50.8 mm 532 nm λ/2 Grade A N-BK7 30.5 mm
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$1,513

Features

Polymer Zero-Order Waveplate Construction

Our true zero-order wave plates consist of a birefringent polymer film cemented between two high-precision N-BK7 optical windows, each with a high efficiency, broadband antireflection coating. This construction ensures excellent transmitted wavefront quality, while minimizing beam deviation and surface reflection losses. The assembly is mounted in a black anodized aluminum housing for protection and ease of mounting, with the wave plate fast axis marked for alignment reference.

Advantages Over Quartz Wave Plates

Polymer wave plates offer benefits over quartz wave plates such as better angular acceptance and less sensitivity to wavelength change. Polymer wave plates have excellent angular field of view. Retardation changes by less than 1% over a ±12° incidence angle. The polymer material has very low birefringence that is nearly constant with wavelength. The retardance δ at a new wavelength λ that is different from the center wavelength λc is given by: δ = δc(λc/λ) where δc is the retardance at λc. In addition, large aperture wave plates are less costly to fabricate in polymer than they are in quartz.

Quarter Waveplate Retardance

Polymer Half Wave Plate Retardance

Unmounted OEM Wave Plates

Precision Wave plates are available unmounted in OEM production quantities. Call Newport to inquire about volume pricing.