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Customized Polarizers


  • Wide Range of Polymer Polarizers for Visible Applications

  • Custom Sizes and Shapes for Linear and Circular Polarizers, and Retarders

  • Lamination on Glass or Plastic Substrates for Improved Stability

  • Single Piece Minimum Order Quantities with Short Lead Times

Overview

Edmund Optics® manufactures custom polarizers and retarders in a wide range of shapes and sizes at ITOS, our state-of-the-art German manufacturing site. Capabilities include linear and circular polymer polarizers, and retarders. Polymers can be cut to size and laminated onto or in-between glass and plastic substrates for added stability. A large inventory of common polarizer film types allows for rapid turnaround of small volume orders, typically in 4-5 working days. The DIN ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facility also guarantees reliability and high quality in volume production.

Contact us today to speak with our experts for technical support or to request a quotation.

Capabilities

Whether you require small quantities for prototyping or built-to-print high volume for OEM systems, we have the polarizer manufacturing capabilities to ensure the success of your project.

Linear Polarizers

  • Linear Polarizing Films with a Wide Range of Specifications
  • PMMA Plastic or Glass Lamination Available for Increased Stability
  • Freeform and Assemblies for Glass and Plastic Substrates Available on Demand
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Linear Polarizer Manufacturing Capabilities
SpecificationsLinear Polarizing FilmPMMA LaminatedGlass LaminatedWire-Grid Polarizing Film
Dimensions (mm) 3 x 3 - 600 x 1000 3 x 3 - 600 x 900 6 x 6 - 250 x 250 3 x 3 - 240 x 80
Diameter (mm) 3 - 600 3 - 600 6 - 250 3 - 80
Dimensional Tolerance (mm) 15 - 30: ±0.20
30 - 120: ±0.30
120 - 400: ±0.50
400 - 1000: ±2.0
15 - 30: ±0.20
30 - 120: ±0.30
120 - 400: ±0.50
400 - 1000: ±2.0
15 - 30: ±0.20
30 - 120: ±0.30
120 - 250: ±0.50
15 - 30: ±0.20
30 - 120: ±0.30
120 - 400: ±0.5
Thickness (mm) 0.18 - 0.75 1.00 - 3.00 2.00 - 3.50 0.08
Transmission (%) Up to 4 85
Extinction ratio Up to 1:30,000 1:4,250

*DIN ISO 2768-1m/c

Notes: The above specifications are the upper limits of achievable performance and can vary slightly. The angular deviation tolerance for linear and circular polarizers, and retarders is up to ±2° of the polarization/retardation direction. The polarization direction is parallel to the first listed dimension. For example, if a part has a size 50 x 60 mm then the polarization direction is parallel to the 50mm edge.

Packaging: Small size parts are bulk packed in clear plastic bags, large polarizing films are flat packed in cardboard boxes, and all non-glass-polarizers are protected by a disposable film on both sides.

Manufacturing Equipment

  • Cleanroom with Roll and Sheet Laminator
  • Laser Cutter
  • CNC Centering Machine
  • Waterjet Cutter

Metrology

  • Spectrophotometers
  • Zygo® Interferometer
  • Imaging Measurement System

Technical Resources

Videos

Informative corporate or instructional videos ranging from simple tips to application-based demonstrations of product advantages.

Laser Optics Lab: Coatings

Polarization Overview - Part 1: Polarization Basics

Polarization Overview - Part 2: Waveplates & Retarders (Advanced)

Polarization Overview - Part 2: Waveplates & Retarders (Advanced)

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

Introduction to Polarization
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Polarizer Selection Guide
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Successful Light Polarization Techniques
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Understanding Waveplates and Retarders
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Selecting the Right Spherical Optic

Choose from the below polymer polarizer materials, all available for customization.

High Contrast Plastic Linear Polarizers (XP42-200)

  • Excellent Extinction Ratio of 9000:1
  • Increased Durability through Lamination on PMMA
  • High Transmission of Unpolarized Light from 400 – 700nm

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Achromatic Lenses

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