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The XP42HE is a sheet polarizer with high transmission of light and polarization of 400-700nm. This polarizer has the highest contrast as it allows the least amount of visible light to pass. The polarizer is typically used for high-end applications within the short-wave spectral field.

Application areas:

  • 3D systems
  • Optical Instruments
  • Stress analyzers


Specification Unit Value
Transmission Single, TS % 42,6 +/- 2
Transmission Parallel, TP* % 36,4
Transmission Crossed, TC* % < 0,001
Extinction Ratio % 30.000:1
Polarizing efficiency, P % > 99.99
Hue a -1,5 +/- 2,0
  b +4,0 +/- 2,5

TS = Transmission of a single polarizer
TP* = Transmission of two parallel polarizers
TC* = Transmission of two crossed polarizers
*the figures given are typical and therefore not guaranteed 



Dimension Thickness Characteristics
500 mm x 1.000 mm 0,215 mm Sheet, adhesive
500 mm x 1.000 mm 0,405 mm Sheet
Resistance Unit Value  
Heat Resistance °C x hours 80×500  
Cold Resistance °C x hours -40×500  
Humidity Resistance °C x hours 60×90%RH×500  
Transmission Variance after 500h % <+/-5  

Form of delivery:
Sheet, sheet adhesive, laminate, laminated between pmma, laminated between glass

Customized cuts on demand.
The direction of polarization is parallel to the first-mentioned dimension.
Protective films on both sides should be removed before using the polarizers within your application.
We reserve the right to change the technical specifications at any time.

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