Pockels Cells

The Pockels Cells (EO Q-Switches) from Artifex Engineering are compact, high quality units at OEM pricing.These devices contain an electro-optic crystal using the Pockels effect. A voltage applied across the crystal generates birefringence, causing linearly polarized light propagating through the cr ...Read more

The Pockels Cells (EO Q-Switches) from Artifex
Engineering are compact, high quality units at
OEM pricing.

Highlights:

- Low insertion loss

- High damage threshold

- Cost efficient



The Pockels Cells (EO Q-Switches) from Artifex Engineering are compact, high quality units at OEM pricing.

These devices contain an electro-optic crystal using the Pockels effect. A voltage applied across the crystal generates birefringence, causing linearly polarized light propagating through the crystal to be resolved into two orthogonal vectors. The change in retardation between the two vectors (ellipticity) is proportional to the magnitude of the electrical field. A crossed polarizer analyzes the output beam, resulting in intensity modulation. Sub nanosecond response times can be realized.

Pockels cells graphic


Highlights:

- Low insertion loss

- High damage threshold

- Cost efficient

We will customize to your requirements, please contact us to discuss your details.

Materials available:

- DKDP (KD*P)

- MgO:LiNbO3

- BBO

 

In addition, we offer a series of standard Pockels cells. Full data can be downloaded from the “Downloads” tab.

Model specifications:

Article No.:50.250.0002550.250.0000550.250.0000650.250.00007
Aperture6mm8mm10mm12mm
Dimensions16x20mm20x29mm25.4x39mm28x33mm