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    Linear Polarizers

    Linear Polarizers are Polarizers designed to linearly polarize incoming light. Passing white light through a Linear Polarizer blocks half of the incident light, causing the electric field component to displace so that it oscillates in only one plane with respect to the direction of propagation. Linear Polarizers are ideal for a range of industrial, imaging, or laboratory applications. Crossing Linear Polarizers drastically decreases transmission, ideal for reducing glare or stress testing.

    Edmund Optics offers a wide selection of glass, plastic, or film Linear Polarizers for applications in the Visible or Infrared (IR) spectrum. Edmund Optics’ Linear Polarizers are offered in a variety of dimensions. Glass polarizers offer increased durability, while plastic or film Linear Polarizers are cost-effective alternatives. Film Linear Polarizers are available in sheets to be easily cut to fit an application’s needs. Laminated film increases the film’s rigidity, easing handling or system integration. NIR Linear Polarizers are also used in telecommunication devices.

    Wire Grid Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters
    • High Contrast Over Large Angles of Incidence
    • Low Color Shift at Large Angles
    • Ideal for Uncollimated Light Sources

    Polarization Tester
    • Determines the Polarization Direction of Linear and Circular Polarizers
    • Convenient Lightweight and Handheld Design
    • Ideal for Verifying Polarizer Alignment
    • Excellent for Determining the Polarization Direction of LCDs

    Near-Infrared (NIR) Linear Polarizing Film
    • Ideal for NIR Polarization Applications
    • >400:1 Extinction Ratio from 800 - 2200nm
    • High Efficiency Across Wavelength Range
    • Durable Polymer Substrate

    Wire Grid Polarizers
    • Reflects S-Polarized Light
    • Transmits P-Polarized Light
    • Ideal for High Temperature Environments

    Ultra Broadband Wire Grid Polarizers
    • Reflect S-Polarized Light
    • Transmit P-Polarized Light
    • Excellent Performance from UV to IR

    Infrared (IR) Wire Grid Polarizers
    • Designed for Wavelengths Ranging from 2 - 30μm
    • Holographic Polarizers Available in Many Substrates
    • Ruled Polarizers Ideal for High-Power Lasers
    • 360° Rotation Using Metric Polarizer Mounts

    High Contrast IR Wire Grid Polarizers
    • AR Coated for Superior Transmission
    • High Heat Resistance with Low Thermal Expansion
    • Feature Wide Angle of Incidence Range without Performance Loss

    Broadband Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters
    • Wire Grid Technology
    • Reflects S-Polarized Light, Transmits P-Polarized Light
    • Ideal for High Temperature Environments

    Brewster Windows
    • Reduce Loss of P-Polarized Light
    • Circular Profile When Oriented at 55.57°
    • Great for Use in Laser Cavities

    Broadband Polarizers
    • Wide Acceptance Angles
    • Broadband Performance from 300 -2700nm
    • Compact Designs Ease System Integration

    Broadband Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters
    • Visible and NIR Coating Options Offered
    • 500:1 Extinction Ratio
    • AR Coated for <0.5% reflection per surface

    Glan-Type Polarizers
    • Broadband Performance from 220 – 2200nm
    • High Extinction Ratios up to 200 000:1
    • High Laser Damage Thresholds up to 5 J/cm2 @ 1064nm

    High Contrast Linear Polarizing Film
    • High Transmission of Unpolarized Light from 400 – 700nm
    • Excellent Extinction Ratio of 9000:1
    • Available in Custom Sizes
    • Additional Linear Polarizing Film Also Available

    High Contrast Plastic Linear Polarizers
    • Excellent Extinction Ratio of 9000:1
    • Increased Durability through Lamination on PMMA
    • High Transmission of Unpolarized Light from 400 – 700nm

    High Energy Laser Line Plate Polarizers
    • 355nm Version
    • 56° Angle of Incidence
    • High Damage Threshold

    High Energy Laser Line Polarizers
    • High Extinction Ratio of 10,000:1
    • 45° Angle of Incidence
    • Available for Nd:YAG Harmonics and HeNe Wavelengths

    Laser Line High Energy Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters
    • Optically Contacted Design for Increased Damage Threshold
    • Greater than 96% Transmission of P-Polarized Light
    • High Extinction Ratio of Greater than 1000:1

    Laser Line Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters
    • Designed for Common Diode, Gas, and Solid State Lasers
    • Reflects S-Polarized Light, Transmits P-Polarized Light
    • High Extinction Ratio

    Linear Glass Polarizing Filters
    • 95% Polarization Efficiency
    • 30% Typical Single Transmission of Unpolarized Light from 400 - 700nm
    • 0.15% Average Crossed Transmission from 400 - 700nm
    • Also Available Mounted

    Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Polarizers
    • 1.5 – 5μm Wavelength Range
    • Mounted for Easy Handling and System Integration
    • Highly Durable Soda Lime Substrate

    Mounted Linear Glass Polarizing Filters
    • Stackable, Rotating Mount for Easy Integration into Imaging Systems
    • Eliminate Hot Spots and Reduce Glare
    • 95% Polarization Efficiency
    • Also Available Unmounted

    NIR Linear Polarizers
    • Ideal for Fiber Optic and Laser Applications
    • 750 – 850nm and 1000 – 2000nm Wavelength Ranges
    • 1000:1 Extinction Ratio

    Polarized Stress Tester
    • Ideal for Stress Pattern Examination
    • Useful for Testing Lens Hardness Formation
    • Carrying Case is Included

    Rochon Polarizers
    • Multiple Polarization Materials Available
    • Ordinary Rays Pass Through Undeviated
    • Extraordinary Rays Deviate

    Ultrafast Thin Film Polarizers
    • Ideal for Ti:Sapphire and Ytterbium Doped Lasers
    • Up to 0.3 J/cm2 @ 200 fs @ 800nm Damage Thresholds
    • Optimized for the Separation of the S and P with Minimal Dispersion

    High Contrast Glass Linear Polarizers
    • 10,000:1 High Extinction Ratio for 400 - 700nm
    • Polarization Axis is Reference Marked
    • Anti-Reflection Coated to Minimize Reflection Loss

    UV, VIS-NIR, and NIR High Contrast Polarizers
    • Multiple Wavelength Ranges for UV, VIS and NIR
    • >100,000:1 Contrast Ratios Available
    • Ideal for Use in Harsh Environments

    Visible Linear Polarizing Film
    • 25% (Gray) or 22% (Brown) Transmission
    • Over 99% Polarizing Efficiency
    • Peel-Off Protective Layer for Easy Handling

    Visible Linear Polarizing Laminated Film
    • 38% Transmission of Unpolarized Light
    • Laminated for Increased Durability
    • Good Color Reproducibility

    Wire Grid Polarizing Film
    • High Contrast, Reflective Design
    • Excellent Visible and NIR Performance
    • Superior Durability Under High Temperatures and Humidity

    Wollaston Polarizers
    • Multiple Polarization Materials Available
    • UV to IR Ranges Offered
    • Large Deviation of Ordinary and Extraordinary Rays


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