Meller Optics Introduces Custom Sapphire Waveplates for High Power IR and Visible Lasers

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Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom manufactured ultra-precise low order sapphire waveplates that extend polarization control into the infrared for high power IR and visible lasers.

Crystal-lographic orientation and location are fully validated on an in-house X-Ray Goniometer to assure the highest possible accuracy.

Crystal-lographic orientation and location are fully validated on an in-house X-Ray Goniometer to assure the highest possible accuracy.

Featuring Mohs 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, Meller Sapphire Waveplates are highly resistant to chemicals, scratching, shock, and temperature fluctuations.

Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom manufactured ultra-precise low order sapphire waveplates that extend polarization control into the infrared for high power IR and visible lasers.

Meller Sapphire Waveplates change the polarization state of a laser beam from linear to circular and vise versa to extend polarization control into the infrared; beyond fused silica optical waveplates. Custom manufactured in sizes from 10 to 30 mm in “A” or “M” plane configurations, their crystal-lographic orientation and location are fully validated on an in-house X-Ray Goniometer to assure the highest possible accuracy.

Featuring Mohs 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, Meller Sapphire Waveplates are highly resistant to chemicals, scratching, shock, and temperature fluctuations. Manufactured as thin as 0.5 mm and less than 25 mm dia. with transmitted wavefront of up to λ/10 @6.32.8 nm, they are A/R coated on both sides and provide λ/4 and λ/2 retardation with tolerances of greater than λ/300 @632 µm, less than λ/400 @1.06 µm, and greater than λ/1000 @2.94 µm.

Meller Sapphire Waveplates are priced from $395.00 ea., depending upon size and quantity. Literature and quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Meller Optics, Inc.
Steve Lydon, Marketing
120 Corliss St.
Providence, RI 02904
(800) 821-0180 FAX (401) 331-0519
e-mail: steve@melleroptics.com
http://www.melleroptics.com

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