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OMNI WAVE HOLLOW RETROREFLECTORS™ (OWHR)

  • Parallel incident light returned with great accuracy to the light source regardless of the OWHR's physical orientation.
  • Proprietary configuration with cushioned mounting, provides extra protection for better handling and resistance to shock.
  • Compatible with all major mounting systems.
  • Standard metallic coatings meet all applicable MIL specs, custom coatings available.
  • RoHS Compliant. 
  • PLX is a registered ISO 9001 company.

Retroreflector Selector Chart

Coating Specification Chart

 

Hollow Retroreflectors

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The Omni Wave Hollow Retroreflector (OWHR) can be described as a self-compensating mirror that is totally insensitive to position and movement such as tilt.

Parallel incident light that hits the OWHR will be returned with great accuracy to the light source, regardless of the OWHR’s physical orientation. The OWHR is constructed of three first-surface mirrors assembled by a proprietary process into a mutually-orthogonal inside corner. The mirrors can be coated for maximization over a spectral range, from UV to far IR. This configuration eliminates material absorption and chromatic aberration present in prism-type retroreflectors. 

OWHRs are available in standard sizes of 0.08 in (2mm) to 5.0 in (l25mm). The units are available in accuracies to 0.5 arc seconds beam deviation and λ/10 wave reflected wavefront error. In the new improved configuration, available only from PLX, the OWHR has a unique, patented, cushion mounting, which makes the unit extremely resistant to shock. The OWHR is provided in a versatile housing, which is compatible with all major mounting systems. The OWHR is available with a broad range of standard metallic coatings which meet all applicable MIL-specs. Unprotected metallic coatings are especially suited to interferometric applications. Custom coatings are available upon request.

Retroreflector Selector Chart

Cat. No. Clr. Aper. (in/mm) Beam* Deviation (arc.sec.) Exiting** Wavefront (p.v.633nm) WT.*** (gr.) 3D Models
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OW-008-30 0.08/2 30.0 0.35 0.06 Click Here
OW-016-30 0.16/4 30.0 0.55 0.07 Click Here
OW-025-20 0.25/6 20.0 0.60 0.8 Click Here
OW-05-3 0.5/12.7 3.0 0.30 5.9 Click Here
OW-05-5 0.5/12.7 5.0 0.30 5.9
OW-05-15 0.5/12.7 15.0 0.90 5.9
OW-10-1 1.0/25 1.0 0.15 108 Click Here
OW-10-2 1.0/25 2.0 0.25 108
OW-10-5 1.0/25 5.0 0.60 108
OW-10-10 1.0/25 10.0 1.25 108
OW-10-30 1.0/25 30.0 3.50 108
OW-15-05 1.5/38 0.5 0.10 330 Click Here
OW-15-1 1.5/38 1.0 0.20 330
OW-15-2 1.5/38 2.0 0.35 330
OW-15-5 1.5/38 5.0 0.90 330
OW-15-10 1.5/38 10.0 1.75 330
OW-15-30 1.5/38 30.0 5.25 330
OW-20-05 2.0/51 0.5 0.15 454 Click Here
OW-20-1 2.0/51 1.0 0.25 454
OW-20-2 2.0/51 2.0 0.50 454
OW-20-5 2.0/51 5.0 1.25 454
OW-20-10 2.0/51 10.0 2.50 454
OW-20-30 2.0/51 30.0 7.00 454
OW-25-05 2.5/63 0.5 0.25 772 Click Here
OW-25-1 2.5/63 1.0 0.35 772
OW-25-2 2.5/63 2.0 0.60 772
OW-25-5 2.5/63 5.0 1.50 772
OW-25-10 2.5/63 10.0 3.00 772
OW-25-30 2.5/63 30.0 9.00 772
OW-50-05 5.0/127 0.5 0.45 3860 Click Here
OW-50-1 5.0/127 1.0 0.65 3860
OW-50-2 5.0/127 2.0 1.25 3860
OW-50-5 5.0/127 5.0 3.00 3860
OW-50-10 5.0/127 10.0 6.00 3860
OW-50-30 5.0/127 30.0 18.0 3860

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COATING SPECIFICATION CHART

* Beam Deviation is the maximum deviation from parallelism, expressed in seconds of arc, of any single return beam from any of the 6 sub-apertures of the retroreflector, when the retroreflector is fully-illuminated.


** Exiting Wavefront is the resultant maximum peak-to-valley wavefront deformation from a fully-illuminated retroreflector, where lambda = 633nm.


*** Certain high accuracy models may be heavier than indicated here. Check with us for actual weight.

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