Pockels Cell Module (PCM)

Integrated high power components for setup of free-space lasers with the simplicity and robustness of fiber lasers. Allows GW peak powers at hundred of Watts average power: beam shaping module for setting up enclosed resonator.

  • PCM module for installing one or two BBO crystals, incl. adjustable waveplate
  • HV switch
  • HV supply

Description

Integrated high power components for setup of free-space lasers with the simplicity and robustness of fiber lasers. Allows GW peak powers at hundred of Watts average power.

  • PCM module for installing one or two BBO crystals, incl. adjustable waveplate
    • high power optics for 1030 nm
    • completely enclosed beam, allowing controlled air-flow along beam path
    • mini-clean room environment: overpressure prevents dust from entering
    • water cooled apertures on both sides to protect BBO crystals
    • easy alignment/exchange of pre-aligned BBO crystals mounted in removable holder
      • damage threshold < 500 MW/cm2 for 10 ns, 10 Hz
      • crystal vibration damped, for MHz operation*
      • apertures of 6 mm, 9 mm and 12 mm available
    • no cable and tubes in beam area
    • prepared for water cooling of apertures
    • interface for connecting additional modules, SM1 mounted optics or window
    • sensors: damage detection of optics + NTC + SHT21, no cable and tubes in beam area
    • basic self status check, interface via CAN BUS
  • HV switch to be installed in compartment below optical base plate or next to Pockels cell module
    • for kHz (< 50 kHz) or optionally up to MHz operation
    • prepared for GALDEN® cooling of driver / crystal for operation at > 1 kHz
  • HV supply unit for installation in rack

Brochure of PCM-20200624

Additional information

Etalon thickness

100 um, 200 um