Birefringent Wedge

A birefringent wedge divides a light beam into two orthogonally polarized beams with polarization parallel to the optical axis by a larger angle. Birefringent wedges are often made of YVO4 or LiNbO3, and are widely used in fiber-optic devices such as isolators and circulators. II-VI offers superior-quality YVO4 and LiNbO3 birefringent wedges for a variety of applications.

Applications

  • WSS
  • Isolators
  • PBC
  • Wollaston prisms

Birefringent Wedge

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