Convert linear into circular polarization with quarter-wave plates or rotate the polarization plane of a linearly polarized laser with half-wave plates.
These CdS waveplates offer precise retardation accuracy, excellent transmission, and high-power handling capability. They transmit visible light which simplifies system alignment. Both mounted and unmounted configurations are available.
Coherent manufactures both multiple-order and zero-order waveplates. Zero-order waveplates are less sensitive to temperature and operating wavelength variations.
10 mm to 25 mm
±2° at 10.6 µm
Bandwidth (for 6° error)
Multiple order: ±0.1 µm at 10.6 µm
0° to 360 °
>98.5% at 10.6 µm
Fabricating & Metalworking
Get exactly the right solution to your specific laser fabrication needs while delivering process quality and efficiency to metal and non-metal fabricating.
Weld and harden automotive powertrain components with lasers that eliminate distortion, reduce spatter, and are easily automated and integrated into production.