Zero Order Waveplate

The zero order waveplate is designed to give a retardance of zero full waves, plus the desired fraction. Zero order waveplate shows better performance than multiple order waveplates. It has broad bandwidth and a lower sensitivity to temperature and wavelength changes. It should be considered for more critical applications.

Type Feature
Zero Order Waveplates-Optically Contacted
  • Optically Contacted 
  • AR Coated, R<0.2%
  • High Damage Threshold 
  • Better Temperature Band width
  • Wide Wavelength Bandwidth
Zero Order Waveplates - Cemented by Epoxy
  • Cemented by Epoxy 
  • AR Coated, R<0.2% 
  • Better Temperature Band width
  • Wide Wavelength Bandwidth
Zero Order Waveplate - Air spaced
  • Air Spaced
  • Double Retardation Plates
  • AR Coated, R<0.2%
  • High Damage Threshold 
  • Better Temperature Band width
  • Wide Wavelength Bandwidth

Technical Parameters:

Standard Wavelength 266nm,355nm,532nm,632.8nm,780nm,808nm,980nm,1064nm,1310nm,1550nm
Material QuartzMgF2
Wavelength Range
Quartz:200~2300 nmMgF2:190-7000nm
Dimension Tolerance
+/-0.1mm

Surface Quality
Quartz:20-10,MgF2:40-20
Parallelism
<1 arc Sec
Retardation Tolerance
< λ/500
Clear Aperture
>90%
Damage Threshold
>500 MW/cm2
 Coating
AR coating
Mount
Anodized Aluminium