What is an ImagineOptix SA-QW?
An ImagineOptix SA-QW is a Multi-Twist Retarder (MTR) designed for quarterwave operation over extremely wide angles and large bandwidths.
How It Works
ImagineOptix SA-QWs are simply Multi Twist Retarders that have been designed to keep quarter wave performance over wide wavelength ranges and very large acceptance angles.
Wide Acceptance Angle
FAQs about the SA-QW
Q. Does your super achromatic quarter wave retarder (SA-QWP) really out perform other polymer quarter waves?
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 waves true zero order?
A. Yes. They do operate like other zero order waveplates.
White Papers about MTRs
- 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
Additional Applications for the SA-QW
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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?