Quarter-wave Plate 48WP-4-Z

The quarter-wave plate transforms a linear state of polarization into a circular SOP



The retardation optics type 48WP-4-Z are quarter-wave plates (also known as waveplates or retarder plates) that allow the transformation of a linear state of polarization into a circular state of polarization. They have a rotary mount and are designed to be integrated into the multicube system.
  • Quartz plate, zero-order
  • For various wavelengths UV-IR
  • Clear aperture 5 mm
  • In adjustable mount with self-locking tubular axis (0 - 360°)
  • Rotation around axis that is inclined 2°  with respect to the optical axis. This avoids interference and back-reflection
  • System mount Ø 19.5 mm
  • Adjustable using Schäfter+Kirchhoff Polarization Analyzer series SK010PA.

Order Options

Order CodeSeriesRetardationOrderWavelengthElementSystem Mount
48WP-4-CA-394Z48WPλ/4zero  394 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-556Z48WPλ/4zero  556 nm YbØ 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-635Z48WPλ/4zero  635 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-660Z48WPλ/4zero  660 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-729Z48WPλ/4zero  729 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-773Z48WPλ/4zero  773 nmKa + RbØ 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-780Z48WPλ/4zero  780 nmRbØ 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-852Z48WPλ/4zero  852 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-880Z48WPλ/4zero  880 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-905Z48WPλ/4zero  905 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-940Z48WPλ/4zero  940 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-106448WPλ/4zero1064 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-130048WPλ/4zero1300 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-155048WPλ/4zero1550 nm -Ø 19.5 mm
48WP-4-CA-156548WPλ/4zero1585 nm -Ø 19.5 mm


Dimensional drawing
980210090404.pdf (Dimensional drawing)
STEP model
980210000404.stp (STEP model)
STEP model
980210000404.stp (STEP model, for registered users only)

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Polarization Analyzer SK010PA

Measurement tool for coupling into polarization-maintaining fiber cables