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Knight Optical supplies quality and cost effective zero order quartz retarders 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. Zero order quartz retarders are manufactured by optically cementing two precision polished wave plates of differing thickness to achieve the correct retardation difference.

Key applications include:

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

Wave plates can be used to rotate the direction of polarisation (λ/2 type) or convert linear to or from circular polarisation (λ/4 type). The effect of the wave plate is dependent on the retardation.

Our zero order 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 Retardation Tolerance:
Laser Damage Threshold:
Mount Thickness:

Crystal quartz
25.4mm +0/-0.2
AR Ravg < 0.4%
17mm
1.5 - 2.5mm
Zero order
>0.5J/cm2 , 10 nsec, 1064 nm

6mm +/-0.1

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

40 Items

Name Wavelength (nm) Retardance Wavefront Distortion @ 633nm Clear Aperture (mm) Material Price Buy
RQZ2531 532 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2559 257 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$453.07
RYZ2558 266 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$453.07
RYZ2557 343 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$439.17
RYZ2556 355 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$439.17
RYZ2555 400 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2554 488 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2553 515 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2552 527 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2551 532 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2550 589 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2549 633 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2548 770 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2547 780 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2546 800 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2545 852 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2544 950 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2543 1030 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2542 1053 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2541 1064 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RYZ2540 1550 1/4 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2539 257 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$453.07
RQZ2538 266 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$453.07
RQZ2537 343 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$439.17
RQZ2536 355 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$439.17
RQZ2535 400 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2534 488 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2533 515 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2532 527 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2530 589 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2529 633 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2528 770 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2527 780 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2526 800 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2525 852 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2524 950 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2523 1030 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2522 1053 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2521 1064 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37
RQZ2520 1550 1/2 wave 1/10 wave 17 Quartz
$411.37

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