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Beamsplitters

High-quality beamsplitter plates, DST Series

Special Properties & Features

  • Color neutral splitting of images and laser beams
  • Anti-reflection coating on the back
  • No generation of a double image or phantom laser beam
  • Low energy-loss due to all-dielectric construction
  • Metal-free thin-film coatings
  • Broadband coating design
  • Made for random polarization
  • High optical quality
  • Large dimensions available (DST500) NEW!

Typical Applications

  • Optics for reference measurement systems
  • Laser beamsplitters in optical benches
  • Semi-transparent mirrors for interferometer systems
  • Splitting or merging of beam paths
  • Sensor technology
  • Fiber optical applications
  • Image processing
  • Machine vision
  • Photonics research
  • Beamsplitter plates in optical instruments
  • Laser beam combiners
  • Measurement technology
  • Divider mirrors for imaging applications

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Beamsplitters split light beams or a laser into two beams with two directions. They reflect a specific portion of the incident light like an optical mirror and transmit the remaining part like an optical window.

Plate beam splitters used as laser beam divider optics


The multilayer dielectric thin-film coating we apply to the beam splitter's input side determines the splitting ratio. On the reverse side of the optics, we deposit a broadband anti-reflection layer to eliminate secondary reflections. A so-called ghost image or a phantom laser beam, which can occur with beamsplitters without an anti-reflective coating on the back, are thus avoided. Also, energy loss caused by reflections from the backside of the optics is therefore reduced to a minimum.

Unlike dichroic beamsplitters, such as our SIR filters or SHD mirrors, our DST beamsplitters work in a mostly color-neutral way. Instead of separating different optical wavelengths from each other, they split visible light beams neutrally.

The non-metallic optical coating of our beamsplitter plates ensures excellent durability and high abrasion resistance of the optics. The dielectric layer system of the splitter mirrors exhibits only small optical absorption in the nominal wavelength range. In contrast to metallic beamsplitters that usually absorb a large portion of the incidence light, losses are minimal. Hence, our DST-beamsplitters can also split a laser beam with up to medium laser power. In laser applications, one part of the laser beam is deflected by 45°, while the rest is transmitted at 0° (see figure above). This function is a typical requirement for beamsplitters in reference measurement systems or the use in optical benches.

We designed all DST-beamsplitters for light beams without defined polarization, i.e., non-polarized light. When using our DST-beamsplitters with polarized light sources or with a polarized laser beam, the optical splitting-ratio may deviate from the specifications given here. We only specify it for random polarization. The DST beamsplitter plates are undefined in terms of polarizing effects. However, this does not generally exclude an optical application with polarized light sources. You can often achieve the desired division by selecting a higher or lower already existing beamsplitter ratio. In such cases, the cost can be drastically reduced compared to a batch of custom coated beamsplitters. If you need splitter optics for polarized light beams or a polarized laser beam, please contact us and provide information on your application's wavelength, splitting-ratio, and other relevant details.

We can coat optics with beam splitting-ratios according to custom specifications in addition to our high-quality standard beamsplitters from the DST300, DST500, and DST700 series. Please use our inquiry form to contact us for technical assistance, further information, or for help with customized beamsplitter optics.

 

How can I order the DST-plate beamsplitters?

You won't find a shopping cart on our website because we are not limited to standard optics with fixed dimensions. Our company specialized in the rapid manufacturing and delivery of our optical beamsplitters with customized sizes. We often ship tailor-made beamsplitters just as fast or even faster than stock items are shipped usually. Moreover, this also applies to large production quantities! As a rule, you receive our quotation within a few minutes, provided you are in our time zone, and there are no queries.

To request a quote for our high-quality broadband optical plate beamsplitters with custom dimensions, please choose a thickness from the table or click the button below.

 

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Specifications

DST300 beamsplitters
DST300, spectral transmittance curve
Enlarge transmission curve of DST300

DST500 beamsplitters
DST500, typical transmittance
Enlarge transmission curve of DST500

DST700 beamsplitters
DST700, typical spectral transmittance
Enlarge transmission curve of DST700


Standard Thicknesses

(Please click on a glass thickness to request a quote)

Thickness (mm)

Tolerance

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DST300 beamsplitter
R:T = 70:30
1,00 ±0,10
DST500 beamsplitter
R:T = 50:50
1,00 ±0,10
DST500T beamsplitter
R:T = 50:50
3,30 ±0,20
DST700 beamsplitter
R:T = 30:70
1,00 ±0,10
Custom thickness on request.
The thicknesses marked with "" are also available within 48–h Express Service.

Dimensions

  • Up to max. 630 mm x 810 mm

Splitting-ratios for 45° angle of incidence

(All specifications for random polarization)

DST300 plate beamsplitters
  • R/T = 70/30 (± 10%) for 450-650 nm
DST500 plate beamsplitters
  • R/T = 50/50 (± 6%) for 450-650 nm,
    R/T = 50/50 (± 10%) for 430-685 nm
DST500T plate beamsplitters
  • R/T = 50/50 (± 10%) for 450-650 nm
DST700 plate beamsplitters
  • R/T = 30/70 (± 8%) for 450-650 nm,
    R/T = 30/70 (± 10%) for 400-700 nm
Different beam division ratios and incident angles and wavelength ranges are possible on demand.


Coating Construction

Substrate Materials

Flatness

  • Depending on the material, thickness, and shape

Damage Threshold

  • Depending on the laser beam diameter and laser power
    (Please send an inquiry if relevant)

Surface Quality

  • Better than 80-50 scratch & dig (MIL-0-13830A)
  • Different surface qualities per inquiry

Other Specifications

  • Adherence according to MIL-C-675 C (tape test)
  • Abrasion-resistance referred to MIL-M-13508 C

Note: If you are searching for cube-beamsplitters, beamsplitter-prisms, non-polarizing beamsplitter cubes, or other types of beamsplitters, please send us a detailed request with all specifications and requirements. Such kind of components is always custom made and require minimum batch quantities.

 

All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider our "Notes on technical specifications".

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