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05RP02-16 12.7 mm 532 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-24 12.7 mm 632.8 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-30 12.7 mm 850 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-31 12.7 mm 905 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-32 12.7 mm 1050 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-34 12.7 mm 1064 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-40 12.7 mm 1550 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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$422
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05RP02-46 12.7 mm 800 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-48 12.7 mm 400 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-49 12.7 mm 520 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-50 12.7 mm 1030 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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05RP02-51 12.7 mm 1040 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 8.0 mm
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10RP02-02 25.4 mm 266 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-08 25.4 mm 354.7 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-10 25.4 mm 441.6 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-12 25.4 mm 488 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-14 25.4 mm 514.5 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-16 25.4 mm 532 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-24 25.4 mm 632.8 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-28 25.4 mm 780 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-30 25.4 mm 850 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499
$499
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10RP02-31 25.4 mm 905 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499
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10RP02-34 25.4 mm 1064 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-40 25.4 mm 1550 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-41 25.4 mm 413 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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10RP02-46 25.4 mm 800 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499
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10RP02-48 25.4 mm 400 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499
$499
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10RP02-49 25.4 mm 520 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499
$499
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10RP02-50 25.4 mm 1030 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499
$499
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10RP02-51 25.4 mm 1040 nm λ/2 Quartz, Schlieren Grade 15.0 mm
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$499

Features

Advantages over Multiple-Order Wave Plates

Zero-order wave plates offer several distinct advantages over multiple order wave plates. The primary benefit is a moderate insensitivity to wavelength change, making them ideal for laser diode or tunable laser applications. For example, a zero-order wave plate designed for 780 nm will provide useful retardance from 765–795 nm. Retardation in zero-order wave plates is insensitive to temperature since thermal changes between the two quartz plates tend to cancel out. A typical zero-order wave plate has a temperature coefficient of 0.0001 λ/°C compared to 0.0015 λ/°C for a multiple-order wave plate, providing less change in retardation over an extended temperature range.

Half Waveplate Construction

By combining two wave plates whose retardations differ by exactly λ/2, a true half wave plate results. The fast axis of one plate is aligned with the slow axis of the other, so that the net retardation is the difference of the two retardations. We offer zero-order wave plates antireflection coated to maximize transmission for major laser wavelengths from 248–1550 nm. A half-wave plate is very handy in rotating the plane of polarization from a polarized laser to any other desired plane.

Waveplate Housing Construction

These zero-order wave plates are constructed of two Schlieren Grade quartz plates, air-spaced to allow for use with high-power lasers. This assembly is held in a 12.7 mm or 25.4 mm diameter black anodized aluminum housing to protect the waveplate and permit convenient handling and mounting.