High Energy Polarizers

ARO achieves 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. ARO’s polarizer coatings are great for use with Nd:YAG lasers.

Parts Catalog

ARO has extensive experience supplying optics for demanding solid state laser applications. From us, you can find polarizers with an optimum combination of high extinction ratio, laser damage resistance, and mechanical durability. Our catalog includes high performance, first surface, thin film polarizers designed to work at Brewster’s angle in laser based applications and systems. Below, you will find polarizers optimized for Ti:S ultrafast laser systmes in addition to frequency-doubled, tripled, or quadrupled Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 laser based applications and systems. Please contact our technical sales department to discuss custom optics capabilities.

Wavelength
(nm)
Diameter
(mm)
Thickness
(mm)
Angle of
Incidence
Reflectivity
(%)
Part
Number
266 28.6 x 14.3 3.2 56°±3° 200:1
355 28.6 x 14.3 3.2 56°±3° 200:1
532 28.6 x 14.3 3.2 56°±3° 200:1
1053 28.6 x 14.3 3.2 56°±3° 200:1
1064 28.6 x 14.3 3.2 56°±3° 200:1

Specifications

  • Clear Aperture: 85%
  • Wedge: <5 arc minutes
  • Flatness: λ/10 at 633 nm
  • Wavefront Distortion: < λ/10 at 633 nm over
  • Surface Quality: 10-5
  • Material: Fused Silica
  • Length/Width Tolerance: +0.00, -0.13 mm
  • Thickness Tolerance: ±0.25 mm
  • Chamfer: 0.50 mm at 45°
 

Solid State Polarizer

These high performance, thin film polarizers are first surface coated to separate orthogonal polarizations with a high extinction ratio; the second surface is uncoated. They are available from stock at most common solid state laser wavelengths. They are designed to work at Brewster’s angle, and should be tilt tuned (±3°) to optimize performance.