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slicklasers
02-13-2014, 14:32
Does anyone know were I can get a PBS cube with a half Wave-plate attached? I don't have a UV cure epoxy so I need to find one that has it already attached... Anybody know were I can find it????

Thanks

dsli_jon
02-13-2014, 22:03
Hey Rick -

Hear-yar: http://www.cn-optics.com/products/Beamsplitters_PBS_WP.asp ..However, see 'thoughts / opins' here: http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/showthread.php/19054-445nm-specific-PBS-cube-GB?p=255758#post255758 - ..and here: http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/showthread.php/19054-445nm-specific-PBS-cube-GB?p=255837#post255837 ..

..fwiw.. :cool:
j

PS - Be in touch real-soon about the 'Ent'.. :cool: ..just gotta figure out how to 'beat the sleet'.. :rolleyes:
cheers..

norty303
02-13-2014, 22:17
Out of interest, why the UV cure epoxy?
I'm about to mount a wave plate to a cube this weekend and was planning on securing with a blob of epoxy on the top of the cube once I've found the optimum rotation angle. Any reason why this wouldn't work?

slicklasers
02-13-2014, 22:40
I just want to make it as clean as possible.

Out of interest, why the UV cure epoxy?
I'm about to mount a wave plate to a cube this weekend and was planning on securing with a blob of epoxy on the top of the cube once I've found the optimum rotation angle. Any reason why this wouldn't work?

slicklasers
02-13-2014, 22:46
Thanks for the info Jon, you are right, it's probably best to align it and then epoxy it. I talked to my friend Alex and he said I could use his UV Cure Epoxy so I guess I have it covered now.

Keep me up to date with your plans for picking up this ak....


Hey Rick -

Hear-yar: http://www.cn-optics.com/products/Beamsplitters_PBS_WP.asp ..However, see 'thoughts / opins' here: http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/showthread.php/19054-445nm-specific-PBS-cube-GB?p=255758#post255758 - ..and here: http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/showthread.php/19054-445nm-specific-PBS-cube-GB?p=255837#post255837 ..

..fwiw.. :cool:
j

PS - Be in touch real-soon about the 'Ent'.. :cool: ..just gotta figure out how to 'beat the sleet'.. :rolleyes:
cheers..

Photonbeam
02-14-2014, 07:40
Out of interest, why the UV cure epoxy?
I'm about to mount a wave plate to a cube this weekend and was planning on securing with a blob of epoxy on the top of the cube once I've found the optimum rotation angle. Any reason why this wouldn't work?
It will work. But, if you use an epoxy with the same refractive index as the optics between them you can eliminate two reflective surfaces. By placing the waveplate against the cube with a little epoxy at the top you may still have a small air space with reflective loss at each face.

norty303
02-14-2014, 07:55
Gotcha. I wondered if that was the case.

Laserman532
02-14-2014, 10:05
yeah, what photonbeam said :)