BVO VIS DS Polarizer

Overcome the polarizer LED burn from intense modern light sources by using BVO VIS DS (formerly called BVO 125) robust dyestuff linear polarizer. Machine vision requires polarization to eliminate glare and new LED sources can burn traditional iodine based linear polarizer. Blue LEDs can bleach standard iodine polarizers while other environments such as automobiles require a higher temperature tolerance. Dyestuff polarizers are the best bet to ensure linear polarizer survival.

Dyestuff High Durability Visible Linear Polarizer

  • Active Range: 400nm – 650nm
  • Resists LED burning
  • Type – transmissive, absorptive
  • Overcome machine vision polarizer burn-in
  • Exceptional environmental durability
  • High temperature linear polarizer
  • Tougher than iodine based polarizer
  • Blue LED extended polarizer lifespan
  • Robust PSA


  • Rugged Display
  • Automotive
  • Durable Sensors
  • Visible LED Sources
  • 405nm LED Machine Vision
  • Projection Systems


Precision Polarizer - Glass Laminated Components
Precision Polarizer – Glass Laminated Components
Dyestuff polarizers wafer sliced – high durability, resist LED burn
Raw polarizer integration with customer supplied mounts
Raw polarizer integration with customer supplied mounts

Film Specifications

Polarizer Range 400nm – 670nm
Contrast Ratio 3000:1, nominal
Maximum Dimension 1000mm x 620mm
Thickness .190mm
Film Cutting Tolerances ± 50 microns
Adhesive (PSA) Yes robust type, custom order for NO PSA
Temperature Range -20° C to 80° C
Damage Threshold 3 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

Component Specifications

Outer Dimension 25.4mm ± 0.20mm
Wavefront Distortion Lambda/2 measured @ 632nm
Thickness 4.20mm ± 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


Optical Grade BK-7
Low Wavefront Distortion Glass
  • Industry standard optics glass
  • Good transmission visible and NIR
  • Best for low wavefront distortion
  • Thickness flexibility
  • Double side polished, lambda/10 flatness
  • Refractive index – 1.52

pdfView Optical Grade BK-7 Specs

BK-7 Glass Transmission Chart
Bk-7 Optional BBAR COATING
  • R ≤ .65% per surface, avg.
  • Ultra broad range, 400nm to 900nm
400-900nm BBAR on BK-7 scan – typical
Corning Display Glass
Results in thin final components
  • Thin glass, excellent clarity
  • No residual birefringence
  • Imaging quality flatness
  • No added heavy metals
  • 0.5, 0.7mm, 1.1mm options for thickness
  • Refractive index – 1.50

pdfView Corning Eagle 2000 Specs

Corning Glass Transmission Chart
Corning Glass Optional HEA BBAR COATING
  • R ≤ .65% per surface, avg.
  • Visible range, 425nm to 685nm
Visible HEA BBAR scan – typical
Non-Birefringent Acrylic
Inexpensive Complex Shapes
  • No residual birefringence substrate
  • Cheapest option for laminated products
  • Digitally cut for all geometric shapes
  • Thin flexible substrate (bends)
  • 0.2mm – 5.0mm options for thickness
  • Refractive index – 1.49

pdfView Acrylic Specs

Non-birefringent acrylic transmission chart
Acrylic Optional AR Coating
  • R ≤ 1% per surface, avg.
  • Visible range, 425nm to 700nm
Acrylic Optional AR scan – typical