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BBO Pockels Cells

  • High Repetition Rate and Damage Resistance
  • Low Absorption and Acoustic Noise 
  • High Ultra-Violet Transmission
  • Pockels Cells with Double Crystals available
  • Applications: High repetition rate DPSS Q-switches, High Repetition Rate Regenerative Amplifier Control, Cavity Dumping and Beam Chopper
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Aperture 2.5mm Quarter-wave Voltage 3.4KV
Optical Transmission >98% Damage Threshold 500MW/cm2 @ 10ns, 1064nm
Wavefront Distortion @ 1064nm < Lambda/8 Typical Capacitance < 3pF
Outline Dimension φ25.4 x 44mm
β-barium borate (BBO) crystal has significant advantages over other materials in terms of laser power handling abilities, temperature stability, and substantial freedom from piezoelectric ringing. BBO is one of the electro-optical material choices for high average power Electro-Optical Q Switch applications. Because it relies on the electro-optical effect, switching time - aided by the low capacitance of the Electro-Optical Q Switch is very fast, which makes it suitable for high repetition rate lasers up to 1MHz. BBO crystals has a wide transparency range of 200nm to 1650nm, which allows it to be used in diverse applications from UV to NIR spectrum. 
Hangzhou Shalom EO offer high quality custom BBO pockels cells, pockels cells with  double BBO crystals design is available.