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Introduction to Waveplates

Tutorials

The interaction of light with the atoms or molecules of a material is wavelength dependent. A consequence of this dependence is the resonant interactions related to material dispersion. Another consequence of such resonant interaction is birefringenc
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Variable Laser Attenuators

Technical Notes

Variable laser attenuators consist of essentially two optical components, a half waveplate, and a polarizer with a good extinction ratio, and allow for continuous power control for linearly polarized lasers.
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Motorized Rotation Stage Guide

Selection Guides

Motorized rotation stages are a set of precision positioning products designed and built over many decades of experience in providing solutions to research and academia to industry and defense markets. Applications include semiconductor wafer inspect
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Variable Attenuator for Lasers - Application Note 26

Application Notes

This application note details a simple and cost effective solution for the continuous attenuation of laser output power. The attenuator kit described is based on a half waveplate and polarizer. It is suitable for 690-1040 nm linearly polarized laser
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Polarization Control with Optics

Technical Notes

Precise control of polarization behavior is necessary to obtain optimal performance from optical components and systems. Characteristics such as reflectivity, insertion loss, and beamsplitter ratios will be different for different polarizations.
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Polarization Optic Guide

Selection Guides

Selecting the proper polarization optic for your application requires making a number of choices. A few of the many considerations include: polarization function, extinction ratio, transmission efficiency, laser damage resistance, wavefront distortio
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Precision Optics Capabilities

Solution

Newport offers advanced optics component technologies to OEM customers in markets ranging from semiconductor equipment and biomedical instruments to industrial, aerospace and defense applications.
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Ultrafast Optics Guide

Selection Guides

Selecting the proper optic for an ultrafast application is key to the success of your experiment. The dielectric coating and larger material thicknesses will induce dispersion and interference effects that will be detrimental to the ultrashort pulses
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Fiber Optic Physics

Technical Notes

This technical note discusses the fundamental physics of optical fibers, their practical implementation, and the various types of optical fibers.
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Terahertz Optics Guide

Selection Guides

Selecting the proper optic for a terahertz (THz) application is very important to the success of your project. Typically, terahertz wavelengths are defined as being in the 30 µm to 3 mm wavelength realm. Photons in the THz wavelength range fall in th
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