What is a Vortex Patterned Retarder?
A Vortex Patterned Retarder (VPR) is a retarder component with a uniform retardancy, but a fast axis that rotates continuously around its center and can create polarization vortices. We provide high vortex performance at an affordable cost.
How It Works
Through our proprietary design methodologies, we can customize VPRs to achieve precise retardation at select wavelengths or select bands, with nearly any number of charges at a low cost of fabrication.
|Traditional VPR||ImagineOptix VPR|
|Aberrations||Multiple Aberrations||Aberration Free|
|Lens Type||Primary Focus Only||Any Lens Type or Profile|
FAQs about Vortex Patterned Retarder
Q. What charges are possible for your vortex retarders?
A. We can easily implement any charge from 2 to 32.
White Papers about Vortex Patterned Retarder
- Orbital angular momentum generation and mode transformation with high efficiency using forked polarization gratings
- Generating and measuring nondiffracting vector Bessel beam
- Controlling orbital angular momentum using forked polarization gratings
- Broadband orbital angular momentum manipulation using liquid crystal thin-films
- Generating and measuring non-diffracting vector Bessel beams
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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?