Optical Component Testing

Accurately measure the polarization properties you care about, and discover the polarization properties you were unaware of!

  • My vendor only specified the retardance of my waveplate to λ/200.  What is the actual retardance?
  • How can I find the fast-axis orientation of my retarder
  • Is retardance in my "non-polarizing beamsplitter" causing the polarization state to change?
  • Is the orientation of the input transmission axis of my polarizer actually the same as the output orientation?
  • How sensitive to incident angle is my waveplate?
  • How much the transmission axis orientation varying across the aperture of my polarizer?
  • Is the system design problem I'm chasing actually a problem with one of my polarization components?
  • I spent a lot of money on this achromatic retarder.  How much undesirable optical rotation is present?
  • Is there n way to accurately align the axes of all of the polarization components in my system?
  • Is my circular polarizer actually generating circular polarization?  And is it right- or left-handed?
  • How effective is my depolarizer at depolarizing different polarization states?
  • How much the the retardance vary across the aperture of my liquid crystal variable retarder?
  • How much strain retardance is in this optical window?

AxoScan answers all of these questions, and many more.

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