BVO Wire Grid Polarizer

The next great thing in Visible / NIR polarization. Use it as a 50/50 beamsplitter or regular transmissive linear polarizer. The 80 micron thickness means this film can be laminated to a variety of substrates such as polycarbonate, TAC, acrylic or glass. As a standalone film, BVO WG has very high environmental tolerances and can survive in harsh environments.

Visible / NIR Reflective Wire Grid Linear Polarizer Film

  • Active Range: 400nm – 1,700nm
  • Hybrid Visible / NIR polarizer
  • Consistent extinction over visible & NIR bandwidth
  • Type – reflective / transmissive
  • High damage threshold film, very durable
  • Works as 50/50 beamsplitter or 0˚ transmissive polarizer
  • Polarize 740nm, 780nm, 850nm, 870nm, and 940nm LED’s
  • Polarize 785nm, 808nm, 830nm, 905nm, 980nm, and 1,064nm laser diodes
  • Polarize 1,310nm and 1,550nm optical communications
  • NIR imaging capable
  • BBAR coated BK-7 components available
  • Polarize large surface LED light arrays
  • Can be converted with PSA
  • Laminate to polymer substrates for support


  • Surveillance & Security
  • Machine Vision Imaging – Glare Reduction
  • NIR Sensors – Optical, Solid State
  • Multispectral Imaging
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Agriculture Inspection
  • NIR Cameras
  • NIR Semiconductor Inspection
  • Machine Vision Illumination
  • Defect Identification for Sorting

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 – 1700nm
Contrast Ratio 1,500:1, nominal
Maximum Dimension 240mm x 80mm
Thickness .080mm
Film Cutting Tolerances ± 50 microns
Adhesive (PSA) None, PSA option available
Temperature Range Up to 105˚ C
Damage Threshold High, max undetermined
Color Reflective Silver
Substrate Wire grid deposited onto TAC or COP
Surface Quality 80/50 Scratch-Dig

Component Specifications

Outer Dimension 25.4mm ± 0.20mm
Wavefront Distortion NA
Thickness 4.2mm, ± 0.20mm
Substrate BK-7
Surface Quality 40/20 Scratch-Dig
Beam Deviation 2 Arc Minutes
Anti Reflection Coatings R ≤ 0.65% / surface, average. 400nm-900nm
R ≤ 0.65% / surface, average. 900nm-1,700nm
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

pdfView Optical Grade BK-7 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

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.
  • Ultra broad range, 900nm to 1,700nm

pdfView Corning Eagle 2000 Specs

BK-7 Transmission
Corning Eagle Glass Transmission