Our DST beamsplitters split incoming light into a transmission and a reflection component. The incident light, an image or a laser are partially reflected, as by a mirror, and partially transmitted, as through a window.
The input surface of our beamsplitter plates has a dielectric thin film coating which determines the division ratio. The backside has a broadband anti-reflection coating that prevents secondary reflections. By this AR-coating, so-called ghost images are nearly completely suppressed. Also losses caused by reflections from the second glass surface nearly do not occur.
Unlike dichroic beamsplitters, such as our SIR hot-mirror and our SHD cold-mirrors, our DST-beamsplitters split light largely color-neutral. The non-metallic construction ensures good durability and abrasion resistance. The dielectric layer system of our semi-transparent mirrors has a very low absorption in the nominal wavelength range. Hence, very little energy is lost by absorption effects, as typical for metal based beam dividers. The substrate materials we use for the DST series are iron-reduced glasses. The result is a low-loss beamsplitter design, which also allows the use in laser applications with small to medium laser power.
All DST beam splitters are designed for unpolarized light. In unpolarized light, the polarization directions of all photons in the light beam are uniformly distributed. When using polarized light or a polarized laser, the splitting ratios of the optics may vary from the specifications given. The division-ratios in this data-sheet are defined only for random polarization. This means, all DST beamsplitters are undefined with respect to polarization behaviour or polarization effects. This, however, does not exclude applications with polarized light. Often, the desired splitting ratio can be achieved by choosing a higher or lower nominal division ratio for random polarized light and costs can be drastically reduced compared to a customer-specific coating batch. If you need a beam splitter plate for polarized light or a polarized laser, please contact us. In the case of special requirements for the polarization properties and at a sufficient quantity of production, in most instances we are capable of fabricating a customer-specific polarization-optimized, beamsplitter optics.
In addition to our standard beamsplitters, the DST300, DST500 and DST700 series, the division ratios can be adapted to customer specifications. On a batch basis, cube beam splitters, beamsplitter prisms, NIR-dividers as well as high-power beamsplitters are also possible. Design and manufacturing of polarizing beamsplitter cube optics, as well as polarization obtaining components can also be realized. Such special components are always manufactured according to customer's requirements. They are therefore not listed in detail in our website. Please use our inquiry form to request a quote for such specialty beamsplitters.
We are specialized in rapid manufacturing and delivery of our DST-beamsplitters with custom dimensions. Usually, we deliver custom dimensions just as fast or even faster than stock items with fixed dimensions can be delivered by the competition. This also and particularly applies to large production quantities.
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(Incidence angle i = 45° / random polarization)
All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. In addition, please consider our "Notes on technical specifications"