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 Pavos Series 1010 nm - 1080 nm Faraday Rotators and Optical Isolators - Small Aperture (≤5 mm) Data Sheet

Pavos Series 1010 nm - 1080 nm Faraday Rotators and Optical Isolators - Small Aperture (≤5 mm)

EOT’s Pavos Series Faraday Rotators rotate the plane of polarized light 45° in the forward direction and an additional 45° of non-reciprocal rotation in the reverse direction while maintaining the light’s linear polarization. When placed between crossed polarizers, a Faraday rotator becomes an optical isolator. An optical isolator shields lasers from destabilizing and potentially destructive back-reflected light from interfaces on downstream optics or back-scattered ASE from optical amplifiers. Based on high Verdet constant, low absorption coefficient Terbium-based rotating material, and developed to work with up to 50 W of average input power in the 1 µm wavelength range, Pavos Series optical isolators provide the ultimate protection for polarized output from Nd- or Yb-doped crystal, glass, and fiber lasers.


· Decouple Nd and Yb laser oscillators from ASE created by amplifiers

· Eliminate relaxation oscillations in mode-locked lasers due to optical feedback

· Eliminate frequency instability in seed sources


· Product tested to >400 W CW power

· 2° incident angle on polarizers for reduced insertion losses

· Orthogonal isolated beams

· Precision pointing of isolated beam

· Precision mounting options

· Lockable port covers

· Optional λ/2 plate available for all isolators


  1010 nm - 1080 nm Rotator 1010 nm - 1045 nm Isolatorb 1045 nm - 1080 nm Isolatorb
Peak Transmissionc
Peak Isolationc
>33 dB
>33 dB
Peak Rotation 45⁰ ± 0.5⁰ 45⁰ ± 0.5⁰ 45⁰ ± 0.5⁰
Storage Temperature Range -40-70 ⁰C -40-70 ⁰C -40-70 ⁰C
Tunable Temperature Range 10-30 ⁰C 10-30 ⁰C 10-30 ⁰C
Isolated Beam Pointingd
<5 mrad
<5 mrad
<5 mrad
Damage Thresholdc
10 J/cm2 at 10 ns
1 J/cm2 at 8 ps
10 J/cmat 10 ns
1 J/cm2 at 8 ps
10 J/cmat 10 ns
1 J/cm2 at 8 ps

Product specifications and pricing subject to change without notice.
Escape ports should be used if rejected light is >1 W or 0.15 J/cm2 at 10 ns or forward light is >25 W. All stray beams should be properly terminated.
At customer-specified wavelength and temperature
Input cube only
Note: All products are RoHS compliant.