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A Pockels cell alters the polarisation state of light passing through it when an applied voltage induces birefringence changes in an electro-optic crystal such as KD*P and BBO. When used in conjunction with polarisers, these cells can function as optical switches, or laser Q-switches. Frequently, laser cavities incorporate Q-switches to shorten the output pulse, resulting in a light beam with enhanced peak intensity.

In order to provide the device best suited to your purpose, Gooch & Housego offers the industry standard QX series, economical IMPACT cells, BBO-based LightGate, IRX CdTe IR, and large-aperture TX Pockels cell lines.

BBO LightGate Pockels Cells
Preferred for high-average power and high repetition rate applications read more

EO Drivers
Robust, compact packaged drivers for research laboratory Q-switch applications read more

Lithium Niobate Q-Switches
Lithium niobate Q-switches are used in military and commercial applications read more

CdTeIRX Pockels Cells
IRX Pockels cells operate beyond the spectral range of classical oxide cells read more

KD*P Pockels Cells
QX series Pockels cells set the standard for KD*P electro-optic Q-switches read more

TX Series Large Aperture Pockels Cells
TX series KD*P Pockels cells are proven performers in high power applications read more

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