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Broadband Polarizing Beamsplitter Cubes in 30 mm Cage Cubes


  • Transmitted Beam Extinction Ratio: >1000:1
  • Reflects S Polarization 90º
  • SM1 and 30 mm Cage System Compatible
  • Engraved Housing

CCM1-PBS252

620 - 1000 nm

CM1-CC

CCM1-PBS253

900 - 1300 nm

CCM1-PBS254

1200 - 1600 nm

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Coating Range  Damage Threshold
420 - 680 nm CWa 350 W/cm at 532 nm, Ø1.000 mm
Pulse 2 J/cm2 at 532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
620 - 1000 nm CWa 50 W/cm at 810 nm, Ø0.019 mm
Pulse 2 J/cm2 at 810 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
900 - 1300 nm CWa,b 1000 W/cm at 1070 nm, Ø0.971 mm
Pulse 2 J/cm2 at 1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
1200 - 1600 nm CWa,b 1000 W/cm at 1540 nm, Ø1.030 mm
Pulse 5 J/cm2 at 1542 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
  • The power density of your beam should be calculated in terms of W/cm. For an explanation of why the linear power density provides the best metric for long pulse and CW sources, please see the Damage Thresholds tab.
  • The stated damage threshold is a certification measurement, as opposed to a true damage threshold (i.e., the optic was able to withstand the maximum output of the laser with no damage).
Mounted Beamsplitter Cube
Cube Beamsplitter Diagram
(Coating and Cement Layer Not to Scale)

Features

  • 30 mm Cage and SM1 Lens Tube Compatible Mounts
  • Wavelength Ranges from 420 to 1600 nm
  • Extinction Ratio
    • TP:TS > 1000:1
    • Rs:Rp ~ 100:1

The polarizing beamsplitting cubes on this page have a dielectric coating along the diagonal interface between the two right angle prisms that make up the cube. This coating reflects s-polarized light, while transmitting p-polarized light.

For highest polarization purity, use the transmitted beam, which offers a 1000:1 (Tp:Ts) extinction ratio. The reflected beam will only have an extinction ratio of roughly 20:1 to 100:1, depending on the beamsplitter. All of the faces of this cube have broadband antireflective coatings that minimize losses due to reflections. The dielectric beamsplitting coating is applied to the hypotenuse of one of the two prisms that make up the cube. Then, cement is used to bind the two prism halves together (as shown above). In order to achieve the desired 50:50 split ratio, the light can enter through any of the faces. One possible orientation is engraved on the top of the cage cube. Each beamsplitter cube is epoxied within the cage cube mount and cannot be removed from the mount. We also offer empty 30 mm cage cubes that are compatible with our line of unmounted beamsplitter cubes.

For a complete selection of our cube-mounted optics, please see the Mounted Optics Guide tab. For applications requiring a higher damage threshold, we offer high-power polarizing beamsplitting cubes. We also offer polarizing beamsplitter cubes at laser line wavelengths, which have a high extinction ratio of 3000:1 (TP:TS).

Cube-Mounted Beamsplitter Drawing
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Reference drawing for CCM1-PBS series cubes. The imperial versions have an
8-32 tap, whereas the metric versions have an M4 x 0.7 tap.
Suffix # PBS251(/M) PBS252(/M) PBS255(/M) PBS253(/M) PBS254(/M)
AR-Coating Range 420 - 680 nm 620 - 1000 nm 700 - 1300 nm 900 - 1300 nm 1200 - 1600 nm
AR Coating
(0° Incident Angle)
Ravg < 0.5% Ravg < 0.5% Ravg < 1.0% Ravg < 0.5% Ravg < 0.5%
Ports 4 Ports With SM1 (1.035"-40) Threads
Beamsplitter Material N-SF1
Extinction Ratioa Tp:Ts >1,000:1
Transmission
Efficiencyb
Tp > 90%
Reflection Efficiencyb Rs > 99.5% - Rs > 99.5%
Transmitted
Beam Deviationc
±5 arcmin <5 arcmin ±5 arcmin
Reflected Beam
Deviationd
90° ± 20 arcmin
Clear Aperture Ø20.3 mm
Surface Flatness <λ/4 @ 633 nm 
Transmitted
Wavefront Error
<λ/4 @ 633 nm
Surface Quality 40-20 Scratch-Dig
  • The extinction ratio (ER) is the ratio of maximum to minimum transmission of a sufficiently linearly polarized input. When the transmission axis and input polarization are parallel, the transmission is at its maximum; rotate the polarizer by 90° for minimum transmission.
  • Transmission and reflection data is based on that of the beamsplitter coating and does not account for the BBAR surface coating.
  • Defined with respect to the non-polarizing beamsplitter cube, not the mechanical housing.
  • Defined with respect to the mechanical housing.

Thorlabs offers three types of mounted beamsplitters: Polarization Insensitive Beamsplitting Cubes, Polarizing Beamsplitting Cubes (presented below), and the Pellicle Beamsplitters. A large variety of unmounted beamsplitters are also available.

PBS1 Transmittance
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PBS2 Transmittance
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PBS3 Transmittance
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PBS3 Transmittance
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PBS4 Transmittance
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Thorlabs' portfolio contains many different kinds of beamsplitters, which can split beams by intensity or by polarization. We offer plate and cube beamsplitters, though other form factors exist, including pellicle and birefringent crystal. Many of our beamsplitters come in premounted or unmounted variants. Below is a complete listing of our beamsplitter offerings. To explore the available types, wavelength ranges, splitting/extinction ratios, transmission, and available sizes for each beamsplitter category, click More [+] in the appropriate row below.

Non-Polarizing Beamsplitters

Plate Beamsplitters
Cube Beamsplitters
Pellicle Beamsplitters
  • 45° AOI Unless Otherwise Noted

Polarizing Beamsplitters

Plate Beamsplitters
Cube Beamsplitters
Birefringent Crystal Beamsplitters
  • Mounted in a protective box, unthreaded ring, or cylinder.
  • Available unmounted or mounted in a protective box or unthreaded cylinder.

Other Beamsplitters

Other Beamsplitters

30 mm Cage-Cube-Mounted Optics Selection Guide

The table below provides links to all of our 30 mm Cage-Cube-Mounted optics. For our selection of 16 mm Cage-Cube-Mounted Optics, please see our 16 mm Cage Systems guide.

Non-Polarizing Beamsplitters Polarizing Beamsplitters High Power Polarizing Beamsplitters
Non-Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube High-Power Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube
Pellicle Beamsplitter Laser Line Polarizing Beamsplitters Circular Polarizer
Pellicle Beamsplitters Laser Line Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube Circular / Variable Polarizers
Penta Prisms Turning Mirrors Variable Beamsplitters/Attenuators
Penta Prisms Turning Mirrors Variable Beamsplitters / Attenuators

30 mm Cage Cube Empty Optic Mounts Selection Guide

Dichroic Mirror Holder Empty Compact Cage Cube
Rectangular Dichroic Mirrors and Filters Empty Compact 30 mm Cage Cube
Coating Range  Damage Threshold
420 - 680 nm CWa 350 W/cm at 532 nm, Ø1.000 mm
Pulse 2 J/cm2 at 532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
620 - 1000 nm CWa 50 W/cm at 810 nm, Ø0.019 mm
Pulse 2 J/cm2 at 810 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
900 - 1300 nm CWa,b 1000 W/cm at 1070 nm, Ø0.971 mm
Pulse 2 J/cm2 at 1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
1200 - 1600 nm CWa,b 1000 W/cm at 1540 nm, Ø1.030 mm
Pulse 5 J/cm2 at 1542 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz
  • The power density of your beam should be calculated in terms of W/cm. For an explanation of why the linear power density provides the best metric for long pulse and CW sources, please see the "Continuous Wave and Long-Pulse Lasers" section below.
  • The stated damage threshold is a certification measurement, as opposed to a true damage threshold (i.e., the optic was able to withstand the maximum output of the laser with no damage).

Damage Threshold Data for Thorlabs' Polarizing Beamsplitter Cubes

The specifications to the right are measured data for Thorlabs' polarizing beamsplitter cubes. Damage threshold specifications are constant for a given wavelength range, regardless of the size of the beamsplitter.

 

Laser Induced Damage Threshold Tutorial

The following is a general overview of how laser induced damage thresholds are measured and how the values may be utilized in determining the appropriateness of an optic for a given application. When choosing optics, it is important to understand the Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT) of the optics being used. The LIDT for an optic greatly depends on the type of laser you are using. Continuous wave (CW) lasers typically cause damage from thermal effects (absorption either in the coating or in the substrate). Pulsed lasers, on the other hand, often strip electrons from the lattice structure of an optic before causing thermal damage. Note that the guideline presented here assumes room temperature operation and optics in new condition (i.e., within scratch-dig spec, surface free of contamination, etc.). Because dust or other particles on the surface of an optic can cause damage at lower thresholds, we recommend keeping surfaces clean and free of debris. For more information on cleaning optics, please see our Optics Cleaning tutorial.

Testing Method

Thorlabs' LIDT testing is done in compliance with ISO/DIS 11254 and ISO 21254 specifications.

First, a low-power/energy beam is directed to the optic under test. The optic is exposed in 10 locations to this laser beam for 30 seconds (CW) or for a number of pulses (pulse repetition frequency specified). After exposure, the optic is examined by a microscope (~100X magnification) for any visible damage. The number of locations that are damaged at a particular power/energy level is recorded. Next, the power/energy is either increased or decreased and the optic is exposed at 10 new locations. This process is repeated until damage is observed. The damage threshold is then assigned to be the highest power/energy that the optic can withstand without causing damage. A histogram such as that below represents the testing of one BB1-E02 mirror.

LIDT metallic mirror
The photograph above is a protected aluminum-coated mirror after LIDT testing. In this particular test, it handled 0.43 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns pulse, 10 Hz, Ø1.000 mm) before damage.
LIDT BB1-E02
Example Test Data
Fluence # of Tested Locations Locations with Damage Locations Without Damage
1.50 J/cm2 10 0 10
1.75 J/cm2 10 0 10
2.00 J/cm2 10 0 10
2.25 J/cm2 10 1 9
3.00 J/cm2 10 1 9
5.00 J/cm2 10 9 1

According to the test, the damage threshold of the mirror was 2.00 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns pulse, 10 Hz, Ø0.803 mm). Please keep in mind that these tests are performed on clean optics, as dirt and contamination can significantly lower the damage threshold of a component. While the test results are only representative of one coating run, Thorlabs specifies damage threshold values that account for coating variances.

Continuous Wave and Long-Pulse Lasers

When an optic is damaged by a continuous wave (CW) laser, it is usually due to the melting of the surface as a result of absorbing the laser's energy or damage to the optical coating (antireflection) [1]. Pulsed lasers with pulse lengths longer than 1 µs can be treated as CW lasers for LIDT discussions.

When pulse lengths are between 1 ns and 1 µs, laser-induced damage can occur either because of absorption or a dielectric breakdown (therefore, a user must check both CW and pulsed LIDT). Absorption is either due to an intrinsic property of the optic or due to surface irregularities; thus LIDT values are only valid for optics meeting or exceeding the surface quality specifications given by a manufacturer. While many optics can handle high power CW lasers, cemented (e.g., achromatic doublets) or highly absorptive (e.g., ND filters) optics tend to have lower CW damage thresholds. These lower thresholds are due to absorption or scattering in the cement or metal coating.

Linear Power Density Scaling

LIDT in linear power density vs. pulse length and spot size. For long pulses to CW, linear power density becomes a constant with spot size. This graph was obtained from [1].

Intensity Distribution

Pulsed lasers with high pulse repetition frequencies (PRF) may behave similarly to CW beams. Unfortunately, this is highly dependent on factors such as absorption and thermal diffusivity, so there is no reliable method for determining when a high PRF laser will damage an optic due to thermal effects. For beams with a high PRF both the average and peak powers must be compared to the equivalent CW power. Additionally, for highly transparent materials, there is little to no drop in the LIDT with increasing PRF.

In order to use the specified CW damage threshold of an optic, it is necessary to know the following:

  1. Wavelength of your laser
  2. Beam diameter of your beam (1/e2)
  3. Approximate intensity profile of your beam (e.g., Gaussian)
  4. Linear power density of your beam (total power divided by 1/e2 beam diameter)

Thorlabs expresses LIDT for CW lasers as a linear power density measured in W/cm. In this regime, the LIDT given as a linear power density can be applied to any beam diameter; one does not need to compute an adjusted LIDT to adjust for changes in spot size, as demonstrated by the graph to the right. Average linear power density can be calculated using the equation below. 

The calculation above assumes a uniform beam intensity profile. You must now consider hotspots in the beam or other non-uniform intensity profiles and roughly calculate a maximum power density. For reference, a Gaussian beam typically has a maximum power density that is twice that of the uniform beam (see lower right).

Now compare the maximum power density to that which is specified as the LIDT for the optic. If the optic was tested at a wavelength other than your operating wavelength, the damage threshold must be scaled appropriately. A good rule of thumb is that the damage threshold has a linear relationship with wavelength such that as you move to shorter wavelengths, the damage threshold decreases (i.e., a LIDT of 10 W/cm at 1310 nm scales to 5 W/cm at 655 nm):

CW Wavelength Scaling

While this rule of thumb provides a general trend, it is not a quantitative analysis of LIDT vs wavelength. In CW applications, for instance, damage scales more strongly with absorption in the coating and substrate, which does not necessarily scale well with wavelength. While the above procedure provides a good rule of thumb for LIDT values, please contact Tech Support if your wavelength is different from the specified LIDT wavelength. If your power density is less than the adjusted LIDT of the optic, then the optic should work for your application. 

Please note that we have a buffer built in between the specified damage thresholds online and the tests which we have done, which accommodates variation between batches. Upon request, we can provide individual test information and a testing certificate. The damage analysis will be carried out on a similar optic (customer's optic will not be damaged). Testing may result in additional costs or lead times. Contact Tech Support for more information.

Pulsed Lasers

As previously stated, pulsed lasers typically induce a different type of damage to the optic than CW lasers. Pulsed lasers often do not heat the optic enough to damage it; instead, pulsed lasers produce strong electric fields capable of inducing dielectric breakdown in the material. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to compare the LIDT specification of an optic to your laser. There are multiple regimes in which a pulsed laser can damage an optic and this is based on the laser's pulse length. The highlighted columns in the table below outline the relevant pulse lengths for our specified LIDT values.

Pulses shorter than 10-9 s cannot be compared to our specified LIDT values with much reliability. In this ultra-short-pulse regime various mechanics, such as multiphoton-avalanche ionization, take over as the predominate damage mechanism [2]. In contrast, pulses between 10-7 s and 10-4 s may cause damage to an optic either because of dielectric breakdown or thermal effects. This means that both CW and pulsed damage thresholds must be compared to the laser beam to determine whether the optic is suitable for your application.

Pulse Duration t < 10-9 s 10-9 < t < 10-7 s 10-7 < t < 10-4 s t > 10-4 s
Damage Mechanism Avalanche Ionization Dielectric Breakdown Dielectric Breakdown or Thermal Thermal
Relevant Damage Specification No Comparison (See Above) Pulsed Pulsed and CW CW

When comparing an LIDT specified for a pulsed laser to your laser, it is essential to know the following:

Energy Density Scaling

LIDT in energy density vs. pulse length and spot size. For short pulses, energy density becomes a constant with spot size. This graph was obtained from [1].

  1. Wavelength of your laser
  2. Energy density of your beam (total energy divided by 1/e2 area)
  3. Pulse length of your laser
  4. Pulse repetition frequency (prf) of your laser
  5. Beam diameter of your laser (1/e2 )
  6. Approximate intensity profile of your beam (e.g., Gaussian)

The energy density of your beam should be calculated in terms of J/cm2. The graph to the right shows why expressing the LIDT as an energy density provides the best metric for short pulse sources. In this regime, the LIDT given as an energy density can be applied to any beam diameter; one does not need to compute an adjusted LIDT to adjust for changes in spot size. This calculation assumes a uniform beam intensity profile. You must now adjust this energy density to account for hotspots or other nonuniform intensity profiles and roughly calculate a maximum energy density. For reference a Gaussian beam typically has a maximum energy density that is twice that of the 1/e2 beam.

Now compare the maximum energy density to that which is specified as the LIDT for the optic. If the optic was tested at a wavelength other than your operating wavelength, the damage threshold must be scaled appropriately [3]. A good rule of thumb is that the damage threshold has an inverse square root relationship with wavelength such that as you move to shorter wavelengths, the damage threshold decreases (i.e., a LIDT of 1 J/cm2 at 1064 nm scales to 0.7 J/cm2 at 532 nm):

Pulse Wavelength Scaling

You now have a wavelength-adjusted energy density, which you will use in the following step.

Beam diameter is also important to know when comparing damage thresholds. While the LIDT, when expressed in units of J/cm², scales independently of spot size; large beam sizes are more likely to illuminate a larger number of defects which can lead to greater variances in the LIDT [4]. For data presented here, a <1 mm beam size was used to measure the LIDT. For beams sizes greater than 5 mm, the LIDT (J/cm2) will not scale independently of beam diameter due to the larger size beam exposing more defects.

The pulse length must now be compensated for. The longer the pulse duration, the more energy the optic can handle. For pulse widths between 1 - 100 ns, an approximation is as follows:

Pulse Length Scaling

Use this formula to calculate the Adjusted LIDT for an optic based on your pulse length. If your maximum energy density is less than this adjusted LIDT maximum energy density, then the optic should be suitable for your application. Keep in mind that this calculation is only used for pulses between 10-9 s and 10-7 s. For pulses between 10-7 s and 10-4 s, the CW LIDT must also be checked before deeming the optic appropriate for your application.

Please note that we have a buffer built in between the specified damage thresholds online and the tests which we have done, which accommodates variation between batches. Upon request, we can provide individual test information and a testing certificate. Contact Tech Support for more information.


[1] R. M. Wood, Optics and Laser Tech. 29, 517 (1998).
[2] Roger M. Wood, Laser-Induced Damage of Optical Materials (Institute of Physics Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, 2003).
[3] C. W. Carr et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 127402 (2003).
[4] N. Bloembergen, Appl. Opt. 12, 661 (1973).


Posted Comments:
a1133195  (posted 2018-10-11 23:06:25.783)
What is the performance of the CCM1-PBS254/M at 2000nm?
YLohia  (posted 2018-10-15 10:42:15.0)
Hello, the out-of-band performance at this wavelength varies between different production runs since this is quite far out of the design range. I will reach out to you directly with some data.
danielpwhite1993.dw  (posted 2018-06-25 15:21:51.49)
Is there a PBS that would work from 405 to 532nm?
YLohia  (posted 2018-06-25 10:49:21.0)
We will reach out to you directly to look into the possibility of offering a customized solution.
user  (posted 2018-03-31 12:33:04.263)
Hi, could you tell me if the stated reflection extinction ratio applies to polarised or un-polarised input, .i.e. If highly linearly polarised light was input into the cube would it matter if you used the transmitted or reflected component?
nbayconich  (posted 2018-04-11 02:53:21.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. The extinction ratio specification for our polarization dependent beamsplitters is given assuming a linearly polarized input as a ratio of the maximum to minimum transmission.
geosmith  (posted 2016-06-13 11:12:01.653)
I would like to swap the polarization that is transmitted without rotating the entire cube since the only mount is on the bottom face. Is it possible for the end user to access the beamsplitter cube and rotate it 90 degrees within the mount?
besembeson  (posted 2016-06-15 09:43:05.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The cube is glued to the base so it is not advisable to do that as you risk damaging the cube. You could have the freedom to orient the cube as you desire if you consider a combination of the CM1-4ER and the PBS251.
cagrikaan.akkan  (posted 2013-07-29 10:10:18.653)
Dear Sir/Madam, I have a problem with this specified item ( CM1-PBS251). Last weak i was trying to make an experiment and suddenly the beam splitter got burned. Althouhg it is written on your web page it can resist 2J/cm^2 at 532nm/10Hz/10ns, the beam splitter burned at an output energy of 0.2J (10Hz/10ns/532nm/9mm beam dia). As you can see the specification that i wrote here, even the laser intensity at the center of the beam (gaussian consideration) can not be higher than 1J/cm^2. Do you have any suggestion to recover our damage? Kind Regards... Cagri Kaan AKKAN
tcohen  (posted 2013-08-01 10:18:00.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs to Cagri: Thank you for contacting us. This stated damage threshold is based on tested energy density where the optic suffered no damage. If the optic has dust/dirt accumulation or the surface quality has been compromised, the power handling can be reduced. I will contact you directly so we can discuss your damage in more detail.

Polarizer Selection Guide

Thorlabs offers a diverse range of polarizers, including wire grid, film, calcite, alpha-BBO, rutile, and beamsplitting polarizers. Collectively, our line of wire grid polarizers offers coverage from the visible range to the beginning of the Far-IR range. Our nanoparticle linear film polarizers provide extinction ratios as high as 100 000:1. Alternatively, our other film polarizers offer an affordable solution for polarizing light from the visible to the Near-IR. Next, our beamsplitting polarizers allow for use of the reflected beam, as well as the more completely polarized transmitted beam. Finally, our alpha-BBO (UV), calcite (visible to Near-IR), rutile (Near-IR to Mid-IR), and yttrium orthovanadate (YVO4) (Near-IR to Mid-IR) polarizers each offer an exceptional extinction ratio of 100 000:1 within their respective wavelength ranges.

To explore the available types, wavelength ranges, extinction ratios, transmission, and available sizes for each polarizer category, click More [+] in the appropriate row below.

Wire Grid Polarizers
Film Polarizers
Beamsplitting Polarizers
alpha-BBO Polarizers
Calcite Polarizers
Quartz Polarizers
Magnesium Fluoride Polarizers
Yttrium Orthovanadate (YVO4) Polarizers
Rutile Polarizers
  • Click on the graph icons in this column to view a transmission curve for the corresponding polarizer. Each curve represents one substrate sample or coating run and is not guaranteed.
  • Mounted in a protective box, unthreaded ring, or cylinder.
  • Available unmounted or in an SM05-threaded (0.535"-40) mount that indicates the polarization axis.
  • Available unmounted or in an SM1-threaded (1.035"-40) mount that indicates the polarization axis.
  • Available unmounted or mounted in cubes for cage system compatibility.
  • Calcite's transmittance of light near 350 nm is typically around 75% (see Transmission column).
  • Available unmounted or in an unthreaded Ø1/2" housing.
  • The transmission curves for calcite are valid for linearly polarized light with a polarization axis aligned with the mark on the polarizer's housing.
  • The 1064 nm V coating corresponds to a -C26 suffix in the item number.
  • Available unmounted or mounted in a protective box or unthreaded cylinder that indicates the polarization axis.

Cube-Mounted Polarizing Beamsplitting Cubes

Item # Transmission
CCM1-PBS251 and
CCM1-PBS251/M
420 - 680 nm Transmission Graph
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CCM1-PBS252 and
CCM1-PBS252/M
620 - 1000 nm Transmission Graph
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CCM1-PBS255 and
CCM1-PBS255/M
700 - 1300 nm Transmission Graph
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CCM1-PBS253 and
CCM1-PBS253/M
900 - 1300 nm Transmission Graph
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CCM1-PBS254 and
CCM1-PBS254/M
1200 - 1600 nm Transmission Graph
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  • Transmitted Extinction Ratio: Tp:Ts > 1,000:1
  • Transmission Efficiency: Tp > 90%
  • Four SM1-Threaded Ports
  • 4-40 Tapped Holes for 30 mm Cage

Our CCM1-PBS series of mounted polarizing beamsplitter cubes utilizes our 1" (25.4 mm) polarizing beamsplitter cubes. Each cube is mounted in a 30 mm cage system compatible housing, which also offers four SM1-threaded ports. In addition to offering cage and lens tube system compatibility, these cubes feature either an 8-32 or M4 tap on the bottom of each cube, making them post mountable.

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CCM1-PBS251 Support Documentation
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CCM1-PBS252 Support Documentation
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CCM1-PBS253 Support Documentation
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CCM1-PBS254 Support Documentation
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CCM1-PBS255/M Support Documentation
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CCM1-PBS254/M Support Documentation
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Cage Cube Connector

CM1-CC Application
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Item #QtyDescription
BA2T21Adjustable Mounting Base, 2" x 3" x 3/8"
CM1-CC2Cage Cube Connector for Compact 30 mm Cage Cubes
CCM1-BS014130 mm Cage Cube-Mounted Non-Polarizing Beamsplitter, 700 - 1100 nm, 8-32 Tap
CCM1-PBS252130 mm Cage Cube-Mounted Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube, 620-1000 nm, 8-32 Tap
CCM1-4ER1Compact Clamping 4-Port Prism/Mirror 30 mm Cage Cube, 8-32 Tap
PH21Ø1/2" Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L = 2"
TR21Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 2"
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Item #QtyDescription
BA2T2/M1Adjustable Mounting Base, 50 mm x 75 mm x 10 mm
CM1-CC2Cage Cube Connector for Compact 30 mm Cage Cubes
CCM1-BS014130 mm Cage Cube-Mounted Non-Polarizing Beamsplitter, 700 - 1100 nm, 8-32 Tap
CCM1-PBS252130 mm Cage Cube-Mounted Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube, 620-1000 nm, 8-32 Tap
CCM1-4ER/M1Compact Clamping 4-Port Prism/Mirror 30 mm Cage Cube, M4 Tap
PH50/M1Ø12.7 mm Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L=50 mm
TR50/M1Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 50 mm
Two CM1-CC Connectors used to Connect Multiple 1.5" Wide Cage Cubes
  • Connect Two 1.5" Wide Cage Cubes Side by Side
  • Compatible with CM1 and CCM1 Series Cage Cubes

The CM1-CC cube connector allows two or more cubes to be connected as shown in the image to the right. Many of our cage cubes are compatible with this connector, including empty cubes, empty dichroic cubes, mounted beamsplitters, mounted penta prisms, and mounted turning mirrors.

Two cage cube-mounted turning mirrors cannot be connected using the CM1-CC due to a lack of Ø6 mm cage rod holes on two sides of the cube.

Alignment Pins
Please note that because dowel alignment pins are used, the connector requires drilled holes on the cube face between the SM1-threaded (1.035"-40) ports. If you have an older cube and would like it updated to have alignment holes for free, please contact Technical Support. Alternatively, the alignment pins are press-fit inside their mounting holes, and can be pressed out for use with cubes that do not have these alignment holes.

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CM1-CC Support Documentation
CM1-CCCage Cube Connector for Compact 30 mm Cage Cubes
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