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The LVT-100 from Meadowlark Optics is an OEM liquid crystal variable retarder that operates from 450 to1800 nm. It has a retardance range of -30 nm to λ/2 and beam deviation of 3 arc min. This waveplate has a clear aperture of 12.5 mm with a diameter of 25.4 mm and a thickness of 6.35 mm. The waveplate has a surface quality of 80 – 50 scratch dig and is ideal for space constrained or OEM applications. For even tighter mechanical constraints, unmounted cells are also available with flying leads or custom connectors.

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Product Details

  • Part Number
  • Manufacturer
    Meadowlark Optics, Inc.
  • Description
    OEM Liquid Crystal Variable Retarder

General Parameters

  • Waveplate Type
    Variable Waveplates
  • Wavelength Range
    450 to 1800 nm
  • Retardance
    λ/2(Half Wave)
  • Waveplate Thickness
    0.25 inch(6.35 mm)
  • Beam Deviation
    3 arcmin
  • Clear Aperture
    0.49 inch(12.5 mm]
  • Substrate/Material
    Fused Silica
  • Surface Quality
    80 - 50 scratch-dig
  • Transmitted Wavefront Error
    λ/2 (P-V @ 633), [λ/8 (RMS @ 633)]

Physical Properties

  • Waveplate Diameter(Inch)
    1 inch
  • Waveplate Diameter(mm)
    25.4 mm


  • Operating Temperature display
    0 to 50 Degree C

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