In an effort to provide the best possible service to our customers, Thorlabs has made a commitment to ship our most popular free-space and fiber isolator models from stock. We currently offer same-day shipping on more than 90 isolator models. In addition to these stock models, non-stock isolators with differing aperture sizes, wavelength ranges, package sizes, and polarizers are available. These generally have the same price as a similar stock unit. If you would like a quote on a non-stock isolator, please fill out the form below and a member of our staff will be in contact with you.
Thorlabs has many years of experience working with OEM, government, and research customers, allowing us to tailor to specific design requirements that best other manufacturers. In addition to customizing our isolators (see the OEM Application Services list to the right), we also offer various application services.
From 244 - 2800 nma
Up to Ø15 mm
Dependent or Independent
Up to 2 GW/cm²
Up to 60 dB (Tandem Units)
Rotator material, for use in the 244 to 5000 nm range, available separately.
We are able to provide a wide range of flexibility in manufacturing non-stock, free-space isolators. Almost any selection of specifications from our standard product line can be combined to suit a particular need. The table to the right shows the range of specifications that we can meet.
We offer isolators suitable for both narrowband and broadband applications. The size of the housing is very dependent on the desired max power and aperture size, so please include a note in the quote form below if you have special requirements.
We can also offer our Faraday rotator material for use at wavelengths from 244 to 5000 nm.
From 633 - 2050 nma
Dependent or Independent
Max Power (Fiber to Free-Space)
Max Power (Fiber to Fiber)
For wavelengths down into the visible, we recommend using our free-space isolators in conjunction with our modular FiberBench accessories. Please contact Technical Support for more information.
Thorlabs is uniquely positioned to draw on experience in classical optics, fiber coupling, and isolators to provide flexible designs for a wide range of fiber optic specifications. Current design efforts are focused on increasing the maximum power of our fiber isolators at and near the 1064 nm wavelength. We offer models with integrated ASE filters and taps. The table to the right highlights the range of specifications that we can meet.
The fiber used is often the limiting factor in determining the maximum power the isolator can handle. We have experience working with single mode (SM) and polarization-maintaining fibers (PM); single-, double- and triple-clad fibers; and specialty fibers like 10-to-30 µm LMA fibers and PM LMA fibers.
In the spectral region below 633 nm, we recommend mounting one of our free-space isolators in a FiberBench system. A FiberBench system consists of pre-designed modules that make it easy to use free-space optical elements with a fiber optic system while maintaining excellent coupling efficiency. We are also in the process of extending our fiber isolator capabilities down into the visible region.
For more information, please contact Technical Support by email, phone at (973) 300-3000, or by using the form below.