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Knight Optical supplies quality and cost effective low order wave plates made from optical grade AR-coated, crystallized quartz and mounted in durable blackened aluminium rings for ease of integration and handling. Quartz wave plates are suitable for both high and low power applications due to their negligible absorption and high transmission characteristics.

Key applications include:

  • Electro-optical modulation
  • Phase shift correction in medical microscopy
  • Optical isolators
  • Laser power attenuation

Wave plates can be used to rotate the direction of polarisation (λ/2 type) or convert linear to circular polarisation (λ/4 type). The effect of the wave plate is dependent on the retardation. Low order wave plates offer a cost effective compromise between angular and wavelength sensitivity and the higher price of zero order type plates.

Our quartz wave plates are available in all key laser wavelengths available to purchase directly from this page. Bespoke wavelengths, sizes and mounts are available through Knight Optical’s extensive custom optical service. Contact our technical sales team for more information.

Material:
Mount diameter:
Coating:
Aperture:
Quartz Thickness:
Order of Retardance:
Mount Thickness:

Crystal quartz
25.4mm +0/-0.2
AR Ravg < 0.4%
17mm
0.15 - 0.35mm
<8th order
6mm +/-0.1mm

Alternative wavelengths and sizes available
Custom mounts manufactured to fit your application
Can be purchased as a complete set, supplied in a wooden box for research and laboratory use

36 Items

Name Wavelength (nm) Wavefront Distortion @ 633nm Clear Aperture (mm) Material Price Buy
RYT2557 343 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$312.75
RYT2556 400 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2555 400 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2554 488 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2553 515 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2552 527 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2551 532 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2550 589 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2549 633 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2548 770 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2547 780 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2546 800 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2545 852 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2544 950 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2543 1030 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2542 1053 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2541 1064 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RYT2540 1550 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2537 343 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$312.75
RQT2536 355 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$312.75
RQT2535 355 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$312.75
RQT2534 488 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2533 515 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2532 527 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2531 532 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2530 589 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2529 633 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2528 770 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2527 780 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2526 800 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2525 852 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2524 950 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2523 1030 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2522 1053 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2521 1064 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05
RQT2520 1550 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$271.05

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