Achromatic 0th Order Waveplates

Achromatic 0th Order Waveplates
Achromatic 0th Order Waveplates Achromatic 0th Order Waveplates Achromatic 0th Order Waveplates

Consisted of one quartz and one magnesium fluoride plates
  with the optical axes orthogonally oriented. 
Air-spaced design for high transparency and high power applications.
Different designs to cover extremely broad bandwidths:
  350-470 nm (UV-UV/Blue),  465-660 nm (VIS), 650-1100 nm (NIR)
  775-1550 nm, 1000-1750 nm (IR1), 1400-2200 nm, 1650-2650 nm (IR2)

Two common plate sizes:
  Diameter 15mm, mounted in OD 1" holder  and
  Diameter 1" (25.4 mm),  mounted in OD 30 mm holder
  Custom sizes are available upon request.

Mount adaptors are available

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Part No. Description Wavelength Size Retardation Price Availability Add to Cart

GDD introduced pulse broadening:

In the following table are the calculated output pulsewidths of transform-limited 20 fs pulses after transmission through the achromatic waveplates. The central wavelength of the applicable range of each waveplate is chosen as a representative wavelength for the calculation. 

Part # Wavelength Range Central Wavelength (nm) T(input, fs) T(output,fs)
WPM03-H-UV 350-470 nm   400 20 20.38
WPM03-Q-UV 350-470 nm 400 20 20.10
WPM03-H-VIS 465-650 nm 532 20 20.74
WPM03-Q-VIS 465-650 nm 532 20 20.21
WPM03-H-NIR 650-1100 nm 800 20 22.23
WPM03-Q-NIR 650-1100 nm 800 20 21.95
WPM03-H-IR1 1000-1750 nm 1400 20 20.22
WPM03-Q-IR1 1000-1750 nm 1400 20 20.06
WPM03-H-IR2 1650-2650 nm 2000 20 26.87
WPM03-Q-IR2 1650-2650 nm 2000 20 21.94
 (Ultrathin 45 um)
(For comparison)
400/800 nm 400 20 20.01
400/800 nm 800 20 20.00















Achromatic Waveplate Specifications:

Dimensions Tolerance: +/- 0.1 mm
Wavefront Distortion: < λ/8 @632.8 nm
Retardation Tolerance: ± λ/60 -- ± λ/100 (in the specified range)
Surface Quality: 20-10 scratch and dig
Coating: AR coating with R < 0.5% per surface in the specified range
Holder: Anodized aluminum holder
Clear Aperture: > Diameter - 2.0 mm (mounted)

Retardance curves:

Wavelength range (UV/Blue):  350-470 nm (0.35-0.47 μm)

Wavelength range (VIS): 465-650 nm (0.465-0.650 μm)

Wavelength range (NIR): 650-1100 nm (0.65-1.1 μm)

Wavelength range (IR1): 1000-1750 nm (1.0-1.75 μm)

Wavelength range (IR2): 1600-2500 nm (1.6-2.5 μm)


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