Pure and Efficient Polarization Modulation
Hinds Instruments is the world's leading developer of technologies based on the principles of polarization modulation. Photoelastic modulators (PEMs) are key components in a diverse range of photonics applications. As such, Hinds has become a key contributor to a wide range of critical polarization-based measurements.
PEMs are made of isotropic optical materials and operate at a resonant frequency. Unique properties of the PEM include:
- polarization purity
- large aperture
- high power handling capability - up to 5 GW/cm2 for some devices
- large acceptance angle
- wide range of products for different spectral regions, from vacuum UV to Terahertz
- retardation stability
- durability – some PEMs are still in use from 1977!