Below you will see the variety of different types of longitudinal and transverse Pockels cells manufactured by Leysop for modulation, Q-switching, pulse slicing and pulse picking. If you don't see anything which meets your needs, please contact us. Custom devices are available.
For systems where a large aperture is required but the
smallest Pockels cell must be used, the convenience of
Leysop's new EM508UC is unbeatable.
It combines a pre-aligned quarter wave retardation plate and a thin film Brewster plate polarizer for simple operation. Details
|This is Leysop's next smallest longitudinal
mode KD*P Pockels cell, particularly suited to OEM laser
manufacture. Aperture is presently limited to 8 or 10mm.
Cells are supplied dry with AR coating for maximum optical power handling and are offered for the wavelength range 1047-1064nm.
Stud or pin connections are available. Details
|Capable of operating at average powers of
even hundreds of watts, for applications at the highest
average powers there is no better choice than a BBO Pockels
The low piezo-electric coefficient also makes it suitable for high repetition rate applications. Details
|This is Leysop's Pockels cell
designed specifically for high repetition rate Q-switching and
pulse-picking (even to MHz rates) using RTP, selected for its
complete absence of measurable piezo-electric resonances.
Supplied as an OEM format cell in an industry standard package, a 100kHz driver is also available. Details
This is Leysop's conventional range of longitudinal mode KD*P
Pockels cells, particularly suited to general laboratory and
Apertures range from 8mm to 20mm and cells can be configured with either 1, 2 or 4 terminals depending on your interconnection requirements.
Cells can be supplied fluid filled for low loss or dry for the highest optical power handling. Details
|This is Leysop's more compact range
of Pockels cells where a smaller size and simpler interconnect make
them especially suited to OEM laser equipment manufacture.
Both 8mm and 10mm aperture versions are currently available, but any aperture may be accommodated by this general style of packaging. Details
This is Leysop's special range of ultra fast response KD*P
Pockels cells, designed to give the fastest possible rise-times
and cleanest responses for the most demanding pulse slicing and
pulse picking applications.
The aperture is a very useful 6mm diameter, large enough to accommodate most beams while being small enough to retain a 150ps time response. Details
|Double Pockels cells provide an
excellent way of halving the drive voltage required by using two
crystals to share the work.
Double Pockels cells are available in conventional Pockels cell packaging as well as compact style devices and ultra-fast versions. Details
|For some special applications such
as pulse picking and pulse slicing, there are advantages to using
Pockels cell cells with three electrodes.
These are effectively back-to-back Pockels cells which can then be driven independently to turn on and off the transmission of the optical beam with great precision and flexibility. Details
|With the exception of the RTP and BBO cells, all of the above
Pockels cells use KD*P crystals in longitudinal field mode. While
extremely effective devices, there are some applications where
transverse field devices are superior choices, particularly where
wavelengths are longer than 1100nm, and where small size or low
voltage operation is required.
Most transverse Pockels cells are made using either lithium niobate or lithium tantalate, both materials of excellent optical quality. The optimum choice will depend on your application, so give us a call to discuss your needs. Custom requirements are easily accommodated. Details