- Transmittance: >99%
- Thickness: 45um (with carrier film)
- Bare film is ~5um
- Visible Spectrum: 410nm – 700nm
- AOI: Up to ±45°
- Size: Up to 300 x 300mm sq
- Round or arbitrary cut samples are custom
- Patterning: Any lens/array shape possible
- Larger custom sizes are available with additional NRE
ImagineOptix SA-QWs are unique quarter wave retarders that give unheard of performance:
- True Zero Order Super Achromatic Quarter Wave
- Widest Angular Performance
- Achromatic Over Very Large Wavelength Ranges
- Wide Viewing Angle Retardation
- Precision, Low-variation Retardation
- Patterned Retardation (louvers or other patterns)
- Increased angular range with quarter wave performance
Additional Applications for SA-QW
FAQs about our SA-QW
Q. Does your super achromatic quarter wave retarder (SA-QW) really out perform other polymer QWs?
A. Yes. Our standard SA-QW operates over 410nm – 700nm and from 0 to 45 angle of incidence. Both the wavelength and AOI can be increased with a custom design.
Q. Are your quarter wave retarders true zero order?
A. Yes. They do operate like other zero order retarders.
White Papers about our MTR
- Multi-twist retarders: broadband retardation control using self-aligning reactive liquid crystal layers
- Multi-twist retarders for broadband polarization transformation
- Multiband retardation control using multi-twist retarders
- Wide color gamut multi-twist retarders
We make optics thinner, lighter, and more efficient than anyone else. How can our optics help you?
Fill out the form below to see how our expertise can help with your next project.
Some Questions to Consider
These are typical questions we like to ask when engaging you as a customer to help best assess and understand your needs and challenges.
- What are the key issues with your current solution?
- Describe the major optical challenges you are facing. Is it low efficiency? Is there a unique polarization? a difficult phase profile to work with? or something else?
- Are there specific technology features (i.e., diffraction, polarization, retardation, wavefront, focus, opto-electronics, other) that you are interested in?
- What are the characteristics of the light source you need to work with (i.e., polarization, bandwidth, collimation, intensity, coherence)?
- What are the desired characteristics of the light at the output of the system?
- Are there any specific tests, experiments, or prototypes that would best validate a solution for your problem?
- What is the timeframe within which you need a demonstrated solution?
- Are there any unique or challenging form factor requirements? Thickness requirements? Large active area requirements?