waveplates, eighth waveplates, half waveplates, sandwiched waveplates, free standing waveplates ... LightMachinery
has extensive expertise in the manufacturing and testing of many kinds
of wave plates from satellite applications to telecom. Zero Order and Low Order
wave plates (3/4lambda, 5/4lambda, 9/8lambda) with broad bandwidth, and greatly
reduced angle and temperature sensitivity in visible and near IR are a particular
specialty of LightMachinery.
These devices require
high quality, very flat optical surfaces and an understanding of the
crystal properties of materials. LightMachinery has developed
the skills and special metrology to manufacture and measure waveplate
performance. Our automated waveplate mapping system helps us to
achieve retardance uniformity of +/- 0.5nm.
Use our simple web
based crystal quartz waveplate calculator to determine the thickness
a waveplate to meet your requirements.
Do not hesitate to contact us to help specify your custom waveplate.
Recent Waveplate Projects
the manufacturing process a crystal quartz waveplate is sandwiched
between two pieces of BK7 and mounted on a large BK7 holder.
final ultra-stable wavplate with +/- 0.5nm of retardance uniformity
||Small 5 x 5 mm waveplates
new automated waveplate mapping system provides complete fine resolution
maps of waveplate thickness and performance.
test data to our customers takes any guess work out of system performance
our simple crystal quartz waveplate
calculator to help you design a waveplate to meet your requirements.
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