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Linear Polarizers are Polarizers designed to linearly polarize incoming light. Passing white light through a Linear Polarizer blocks half of the incident light, causing the electric field component to displace so that it oscillates in only one plane with respect to the direction of propagation. Linear Polarizers are ideal for a range of industrial, imaging, or laboratory applications. Crossing Linear Polarizers drastically decreases transmission, ideal for reducing glare or stress testing.
Edmund Optics offers a wide selection of glass, plastic, or film Linear Polarizers for applications in the Visible or Infrared (IR) spectrum. Edmund Optics’ Linear Polarizers are offered in a variety of dimensions. Glass polarizers offer increased durability, while plastic or film Linear Polarizers are cost-effective alternatives. Film Linear Polarizers are available in sheets to be easily cut to fit an application’s needs. Laminated film increases the film’s rigidity, easing handling or system integration. NIR Linear Polarizers are also used in telecommunication devices.