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From prototype to production, Rainbow Research Optics, Inc. (RROI) manufactures and delivers precision quality waveplates for ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), and infrared (IR) wavelength ranges.

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Quick find: • Zero Order Waveplates • Multiple Order Waveplates • Polarization Rotators • Dual Wavelength Waveplates • Optical Beam Isolators

STANDARD WAVEPLATES

Customization available beyond what’s listed.

Zero Order Quartz Waveplates  (part code: QWPZ)
Substrate: Crystal Quartz
Surface Figure: λ/10 @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 10-5 Laser Quality
Diameters: 5.0 mm to 2.0 in
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.20 mm
Parallelism: ≤ 1.0 arc min.
AR Coating: R < 0.25%
Wavelengths: 213 to 2020 nm
Retardation: λ/2 or λ/4
Retardation Tolerance: λ/500 at 20 Å° C
Damage Threshold: > 10 mJ/cm2 10 nsec pulse
Clear Aperture: > 85% of diameter
Mutiple Order Quartz Waveplates (part code: QWPM)
Substrate: Crystal Quartz
Surface Figure: λ/10 @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 10-5 Laser Quality
Diameters: 5.0 mm to 2.0 in
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.20 mm
Parallelism: ≤ 1.0 arc min.
AR Coating: R < 0.25%
Wavelengths: 213 to 2020 nm
Retardation: λ/2 or λ/4
Retardation Tolerance: λ/500 at 20 Å° C
Damage Threshold: > 10 mJ/cm2 10 nsec pulse
Clear Aperture: > 85% of diameter
Polarization Rotators (part code: PRT)
Substrate: Crystal Quartz
Transmitted Wavefront:
λ/4 @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 
20-10 Laser Quality
Diameter Tolerance:
+ 0.0/-0.25 mm
Damage Threshold:
> 100 mJ/cm2 10 nsec pulse
Beam Deviation: 
≤ 3 arc min.
Clear Aperture:
> 90% of diameter
Adhesion and Durability:
Per MIL-C-675A
Dual Wavelength Waveplates (part code: QWPD)
Substrate: Crystal Quartz
Surface Figure: λ/10 @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 10-5 Laser Quality
Diameters: 5.0 mm to 2.0 in
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.20 mm
Parallelism: ≤ 1.0 arc min.
AR Coating: R < 0.50%
Retardation: < λ/100 at 20 Å° C
Damage Threshold: > 2 J/cm2 10 nsec pulse
Clear Aperture: > 90% of diameter
Adhesion and Durability: Per MIL-C-675A
Optical Beam Isolators (part code: OBI)
Substrate: BK7 or Crystal Quartz
Transmitted Wavefront: λ/4 @ 633 nm
Surface Quality: 20-10 Laser Quality
Diameter Tolerance: +0.0/-0.25 mm
Damage Threshold: > 100 mJ/cm2 10 nsec pulse
Beam Deviation: ≤ 3 arc min.
Reflectance Efficiency: Rs > 99.0%
Clear Aperture: > 90% of diameter
Adhesion and Durability: Per MIL-C-675A

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