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Polarizer

Damage Threshold

Interface

Transmission

Part #

Material

Wavelength

Extinction Ratio

Angular Field(°)

Glan- Laser(PGL)

High Power

500MW/cm2(with escape windows)

Air-space

Medium

PGL7***

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5

>7.7

PGL6***

α-BBO

190-3500nm

<5*10-6

>6.0

PGL8***

YVO4

500-4000nm

<5*10-6

>6.5

Glan-Taylor Polarizer(PGT)

Low to Medium

200MW/cm2( without escape windows)

Air-space

Medium

PGT7***

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5

>7.7

PGT6***

α-BBO

190-3500nm

<5*10-6

>6.0

PGT8***

YVO4

500-4000nm

<5*10-6

 

>6.5

High Transmission Glan- Laser Polarizer(PGH)

High Power

500MW/cm2( with escape windows)

Air-space

High

PGH7***

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5

>7.7

PGH8***

YVO4

500-4000nm

<5*10-6

 

>6.0

Glan-Thompson Polarizer(PGM)

Low Power 100MW/cm2

Cemented

Medium

PGM71**

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5

14-16

PGM72**

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5

25-28

PGM6***

α-BBO

220-900nm

<5*10-6

 

>15

Glan-Thompson Polarizer

Beamsplitter Cube

(PGB)

Low to Medium

150MW/cm2

Cemented

Medium

PGB7***

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5

14-16

Wollaston Polarizer(PWS)

Medium Power

200MW/cm2

Optical Contact

High

PWS6***

α-BBO

190-3500nm

<5*10-6


15-27

PWS9***

Quartz

200-2300nm

<5*10-5


2-3

Low Power 100MW/cm2

Cemented

High

PWS7***

Calcite

350-2300nm

<5*10-5


16.7-22.5

PWS8***

YVO4

500-4000nm

<5*10-6

 

19.6-23.3

Rochon Polarizer(PRH)

Low Power

100MW/cm2

Cemented

High

PRH8***

YVO4

500-4000nm

<5*10-6

 

1-2

Medium Power

200MW/cm2

Optical Contact

High

PRH6***

α-BBO

190-3500nm

<5*10-6

 

8-14

PRH9***

Quartz

200-2300nm

<5*10-5


1-2

PRH5***

MgF2

120-8500nm

<1*10-4

 

1-2

Thin Film 

Polarizer

45°
Brewster angle