[ LightMachinery ] LightMachinery Awarded Patent for the Universal Beam Splitter

01 Sep, 2014

Universal Non-Polarizing Beam Splitters

The surpise and confusion caused by the simplicity of and novelty of the universal beam splitter is well known to the staff at LightMachinery based on our interaction with customers on the phone and at tradeshows. A simple thin etalon with a relatively low finesse has a reflection and transmission for any given wvelength that is very angle dependent. Change the angle and change the R/T ratio from 1/99 to 90/10 or anywhere in between. This novelty has now also been recognized by the US Patent Office.