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wave plate

[′wāv ‚plāt]
(optics)
A plate of material which is linearly birefringent. Also known as retardation plate; retardation sheet.
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London, June 25 (ANI): The eye of the peacock mantis shrimp has led to the development of a two-part waveplate that could improve CD, DVD, blu-ray and holographic technology, creating even higher definition and larger storage density.
CVI announced today that it has introduced a 12mm clear aperture achromatic waveplate.
This alternative to a Faraday isolator achieves up to 20dB passive isolation of linearly polarized light by combining an optically contacted laser line polarizer cube and a multiple-order quarter waveplate.
With its high degree of precision and customization, such as patterning and monolithic integration with other optical components, JDSU's new waveplate technology is particularly suited for use in applications requiring miniaturization, high resolution, or high contrast such as remote sensing, front projection display, confocal microscopy, optical tweezers/trapping and astronomy.
The ABSO beamsplitter assembly utilizes an optically contacted PBSO polarizer cube and a QWPM multiple-order quartz half waveplate to achieve continuously variable transmission from 1-95% for both UV and high energy VIS-NIR lasers.
CVI's article on waveplate selection can be found at http://www.
SubWave(TM) Achromatic Quarter Waveplate Improves Performance and Reliability, Increases Compactness, Reduces Assembly Costs, and Simplifies the Design of DVD/CD Read/Write Drives
NanoOpto's SubWave Waveplate is an optical chip wherein the interaction of light with specially tailored nano-scale structures creates a phase retardance effect.
Lot 1: 1030 nm and 515 nm optics; Lot 2: Conversion 800 nm; Lot 3: Conversion 1030 nm; Lot 4: Waveplates.
Products include the Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs), Optical Shutters, Polarization Rotators, Variable Waveplates, and the CUBE optical tweezing systems.
Custom manufactured sapphire waveplates that extend the polarization control of industrial lasers into the infrared are commercially available from Meller Optics, Inc.
Products include, but are not limited to, crystal quartz waveplates and achromatic waveplates (retarders), lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, windows and mirrors.