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Pockels Cells

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.

Ultra-Compact Integrated Pockels Cells

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



Ultra-Miniature Pockels Cells

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



High Power BBO Pockels Cells

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 cell.

The low piezo-electric coefficient also makes it suitable for high repetition rate applications. Details



RTP Pockels Cells for High Repetition Rate Applications

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


Standard Pockels Cells

This is Leysop's conventional range of longitudinal mode KD*P Pockels cells, particularly suited to general laboratory and darkroom environments.

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
longitudinal KD*P Pockels cell for electro-optic modulation and Q-switching


Compact Pockels Cells

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
Compact longitudinal Pockels cell for OEM Q-switching


Ultra Fast Pockels Cells

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

Ultra fast Pockels cell for pulse slicing and pulse picking


Double Pockels Cells

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
Double crystal Pockels cell for reduced drive voltage


Three Electrode Pockels Cells

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
three electrode Pockels cell for pulse slicing


Transverse Field Pockels Cells

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
transverse field Pockels cells for electro-optic modulation and Q-switchng