BVO UHC Polarizer

BVO UHC is our flagship visible linear polarizer and offers very high transmission with ultra high contrast over the visible spectrum. This absorptive type linear polarizer is also available with or without pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) and an anti-reflection coating option directly on the film. BVO UHC performance covers almost all modern day applications requiring polarization control.


  • Active Range: 400nm – 700nm
  • 42% nominal transmission
  • Type – transmissive, absorptive
  • Ultra high contrast over visible wavelengths
  • BBAR coated BK-7 components available
  • Polarizer film available with or without PSA
  • BBAR on polarizer film, one side or two sides
  • Replaces 3M polarizers – HN 42, HN 42 HE


  • Display Industry
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Metrology Systems
  • Color Management
  • Machine Vision
  • Microdisplays
  • Heads up Displays – HUD’s
  • Sensors
  • Polarized Microscopy

Spec Downloads

Precision Polarizer - Glass Laminated Components
Precision Polarizer – Glass Laminated Components
OEM Volume - Custom Specs Reduced Cost
OEM Volume – Custom Specs Reduced Cost
Raw Polarizer -  Digitally Cut to Shape or Custom Mounted
Raw Polarizer – Digitally Cut to Shape or Custom Mounted

Film Specifications

Polarizer Range 400nm – 700nm
Contrast Ratio 6000:1 nominal
Maximum Dimension 1000mm x 620mm
Thickness w/ PSA 0.223mm
Film Cutting Tolerances ± 50 microns
Adhesive (PSA) Yes, non PSA option available
Temperature Range -20° C to 70° C
Damage Threshold 1 W/cm2, CW
0.2 J/cm2 with 20 nsec pulse, visible
Color Neutral Gray
Substrate Plastic Type, “Cellulose Triacetate”, dichroic
Surface Quality 80/50 Scratch-Dig

Standard Component Specifications

Outer Dimension 25.4mm ± 0.20mm
Wavefront Distortion Lambda/2 measured @ 632nm
Thickness 4.25mm, ± 0.20mm
Substrates BK-7
Surface Quality 40/20 Scratch-Dig
Beam Deviation 2 arc minutes
Anti Reflection Coatings R ≤ 0.65% / surface, average. 400nm-900nm
Environmental Tolerance -10˚ C to 70˚ C

Glass & Coating

Optical Grade BK-7
  • Industry standard optics glass
  • Good transmission visible and NIR
  • Best for low wavefront distortion
  • Thickness flexibility
  • Double side polished, lambda/10 surface flatness
  • Refractive index – 1.52
  • R ≤ .65% per surface, avg.
  • Ultra broad range, 400nm to 900nm
  • pdfView Optical Grade BK-7 Specs

    Corning Display Glass
    • Thin glass, excellent clarity
    • No residual birefringence
    • Imaging quality flatness
    • Thin substrates – .7mm, 1.1mm each
    • Refractive index – 1.50
    • R ≤ .65% per surface, avg.
    • Visible range, 425nm to 685nm

    pdfView Corning Eagle 2000 Specs

    • No residual birefringence
    • Cheapest option for laminated products
    • Digitally cut for all geometric shapes
    • Thin substrates – flexible
    • Refractive index – 1.49

    pdfView Acrylic Specs

    BK-7 Transmission
    Corning Eagle Glass Transmission
    BBAR 400nm-900nm, BK-7 Coating Scan
    HEA BBAR 425nm-685nm, Display Glass Coating Scan