Polarizing Beamsplitters (PBS): A Classic Alternative Option to Improve Visibility

Transmitting two different polarized rays from specialty mirrors at different angles is referred to as polarizing beamsplitters. In a 50/50 ratio, splitting of unpolarized light happens. Through the process of polarization, the light splits in two directions. Furthermore, depending on the configuration, polarizing beamsplitters are designed either at 45 degrees or 0 degrees of incidence. They are either in shape of plates or in the shape of cubes and are ideal for applications that require system integration and high durability. Moreover, when used with UV and infrared wavelengths, their performance can be explored than traditional PBSs due to their high power levels. As per Business Research Insights, the polarizing beamsplitters (PBS) market size is likely to grow at 8.4% CAGR during 2022-2027.

Business Research Insights highlights the top 8 PBS companies.

1. Nitto Optical (Osaka, Japan)

Nitto Optical is a Japanese firm that was established in 2003. The company deals in optical protective film, optically transparent plastic, and transparent conductive film of touch panels with an aim to smoothen the tone of LED package film.

2. Keysight Technologies (U.S.)

Keysight Technologies is an American company that manufactures measurement and electronic test equipment and software. It is headquartered in the U.S. and was founded in 1939. The firm is at the forefront of developing a smarter and safer world through environmentally sustainable and socially responsible operations. The firm also deals in energy ecosystem, high-speed digital, the Internet of Things, and design & automation.


Founded in 1997, SIGMAKOKI CO., LTD is a Japanese firm. The company expanded its digital technology to help industries with advanced optical frames. Through its continuous efforts in R&D, the company has set its leading position in the marketplace to provide high-quality products.  

4. SOC Showa Optronics (Japan)

Founded in 1954, SOC Showa Optronics is a giant leader in offering polarizing beamsplitters. It is headquartered in the U.S. The firm also provides collective lenses for high-power lasers and objectives. Despite this, the firm also sells precision optical parts, solid-state lasers, gas lasers, and precision optical devices.

5. Gooch & Housego (U.K.)

Gooch & Housego is a British company that was founded in 1948. The firm works with OEM companies and provides critical systems and components for a wide range of applications based on photonics. Along with this, the key areas of the organization are engineering for space, defense supply, and systems engineering.

6. Meadowlark Optics (U.S.)

Meadowlark Optics is a privately-held firm headquartered in the U.S. It was founded in 1979. From UV to MWIR, the firm provides an extensive range of polarizing beamsplitters components equipped with liquid crystal devices. The standard products of the company include waveplates/retarders, spatial light modulators, tunable optical filters, tri-color filters, shutters, and rotators.

7. Dayoptics Inc (China)

Dayoptics Inc is headquartered in China and was founded in 2005. The company offers new ideas and discoveries in optical prisms, mirrors, and filters. Its high-quality products and processing technology have received a good reputation from customers around the world. High power UV lasers, PBS, 355nm Mirror, and Sapphire are the essential products of the firm.

8. EKSMA Optics (Lithuania)

EKSMA Optics is headquartered in Lithuania, the geographical center of Europe, and was established in 1981. The firm is a global supplier of laser and nonlinear frequency crystals. Along with additional investments in R&D, the firm has set its benchmark in electro-optical modules to expand its product portfolio in the medical, aesthetic, scientific, defense, and industrial markets.   

Growing Demand for High-performance Optical Devices to Provide Better Assistance to Facilitate Product Demand

Due to a variety of applications offered by polarizing beamsplitters in numerous fields, such as space and defense, healthcare and medical, and automotive, the demand for the product rose to a great extent. Also, the growing demand for high-performance optical devices to provide better assistance to the driver has propelled the demand for the product. Further, due to the high efficiency of polarizing beamsplitters, the need for thin-film mirrors rose owing to their applications in controlling heat reflections.