Optical Polarizer

Optical Polarizer

ARO offers optical polarizers with narrow and broadband options. We provide a wide selection of the custom optic solutions and optical polarizers for laser systems.

Optical Polarizers

UV polarizer

UV Polarizer

UV polarizers are a great low-cost polarizer option for your laser application. In addition to catalog, we provided modified stock and custom UV polarizer down to 193 nm. We also offer the IR polarizer (infrared).

Ultrafast Polarizers

Ultrafast Polarizers

ARO offers thin film polarizers that supplies the top performance in Ti:Sapphire amplifiers. Multiple round trips in the amplifier have a multiplying effect on the characteristics of any optic in the cavity. Our sales team can offer a free estimate for our custom thin film polarizer.

High Energy Polarizers

High Energy Polarizers

We achieve high-energy polarizers performance through advanced coating design and superior technology. Polarization optics are made for use in some of the most demanding lasers in the world. Our UV or IR polarizer coatings are great for use with Nd:YAG lasers.


Custom Polarizers

Our technical team will review your optical drawing or specifications. Typically we offer:
  • Size: 3 mm to 400 mm
  • Surface roughness: with the ability to provide below if requested
  • Reflectance: from 0.2% to 99.5% reflectivity
  • Surface flatness: 1/10λ Peak to Valley at 632.8nm, with the ability to achieve 1/40λ Peak to Valley
  • Standard tolerances include +0/-0.005″ for diameter, length or width and ± 0.005″ for thickness
  • Parallelism: 1 minute with the ability to produce below 5 seconds on plano/plano parts if requested
  • Coating Wavelengths: 193nm – 3000nm
  • Surface quality: 10/5 Laser Quality (scratch/dig)
  • AOI: 0-60 deg

Thin Film Polarizer

ARO thin film polarizers deliver an unmatched combination of high extinction ratio, high damage threshold, excellent mechanical durability, and long operational lifetime. The technology employed to fabricate these optical polarizers has evolved from our collaborative experience in producing optics for some of the world’s most demanding laser systems and applications. ARO supplies optic polarization film for the world’s largest laser system at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory National Ignition Facility and beam path optics for cutting edge, ultrafast laser-based research universities.

From substrate preparation to thin film coating and product packaging, we apply our state-of-the-art expertise to both stock and custom polarization optics.

Polarizing Beam Splitters

Polarizing beam splitters are used to separate light into polarized parts. They often find their application in photonic devices for the transmission of p-polarized light while reflecting s-polarized light. We offer a wide range of polarizing beam splitters in a variety of shapes and configurations to suit a wide variety of applications, be it splitting the incident beam into two offset parallel beams or splitters that are designed for conventional wavelengths. We are committed to providing you with a choice of polarizing beam splitters designed with the latest technology to represent our quality assurance policy.

Optical Polarizer Manufacturing

We employ only the most professional workers who have been manufacturing, fabricating, and coating polarizer optics for years. Regardless of what form of polarizer optics you may need, we will supply you with only the best linear polarizer, infrared polarizer, and others. We handle the complete process of creating, assembling, and processing any polarizing mirrors, windows, lenses, beamsplitters, and more. Our optical polarization solutions are always of the highest standard, which is why our polarizing optics are used by an extremely wide range of customers in a diverse range of fields. Contact us to receive professional advice on the best polarizer suited to your laser system.
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