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Electro Optics

Electro Optics

Optical birefringence is induced in an electro optic crystal such as KD*P or BBO when a high voltage is applied. A Pockels cell makes use of this effect, rotating the plane of polarisation of light or of a laser beam passing through the cell. When used together with a polariser, these cells can function as optical switches, or laser Q-switches.

The electro optics devices in our portfolio feature high repetition rates for high power applications.