FastPulse Technology and its Lasermetrics Division are recognized as leaders in the design and manufacture of electro-optic light modulators, Pockels cells, Pockels Cell drivers, Q-switches, laser pulse pickers, choppers and extraction systems for research and industry. Pockels cells devices are fabricated from KD*P (DKDP, KDDP), RTP, BBO and Lithium Niobate.
The company integrates its E-O crystal devices with its high voltage, nanosecond switching time electronic drivers to provide convenient, highly reliable optical switching systems for regenerative amplifiers, Q-switching and optical chopping applications.
About Laser Metrics
LASERMETRICS® grew the crystals for and produced the first large aperture (150 mm) second harmonic generator crystals (KDP and KD*P) and the first 50 ohm, 50 picosecond risetime response laser modulators. Among other “firsts”: 1 GHz Lithium Tantalate Phase /Frequency modulators, a space qualified Lithium Niobate Q-switch and impedance matched transmission line type transverse and longitudinal field E-O modulators. A recent addition to the Q-switch product line is Sol Gel Antireflection coatings which are applied directly to the KD*P crystals to provide extremely high damage thresholds and low reflectance.
Current efforts include design and manufacture of high speed pulse extraction and chopping systems for use with mode locked lasers and regenerative amplifiers. These highly reliable systems incorporate high voltage MOSFET circuits which permit packaging in small, easily mounted modules. These new modules complement the company’s extensive line of high voltage amplifiers, pulse generators and wide band amplifiers.