The following figures show embodiments of Pockels cell drivers according to the invention. In such case, the selected pulses are transmitted through optical amplifiers, passing these and gaining energy in passing as often as necessary to attain the desired energy. A first embodiment of the driver according to the invention in FIG. Pockels cells with drivers according to the invention can be used advantageously in laser systems. Pulseburst laser systems for fast thomson scattering invited. Keep it simple dont use too many different parameters. Thus it is necessary to increase the voltage of the high voltage source, which also increases the amount of energy consumed per switching action.

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The current of the individual MOSFETS, and hence the chain, can be controlled pockela means of adding a current measuring resistance into the source path of the transistors and transmitting the voltage arising there via a capacitor to a gate connector of the transistors.

Bergmann pockels cell driver

It is also possible to let the evaporated material pass right next to the mirror into the mass spectrometer. It passes a mechanical shutter, a pockels cell, and the ir detector detection of beam intensity, all of which enable control of the laser power and its administration duration. This will pull both connectors of the Pockels cell back to the potential of the high voltage source, with a time constant determined by R pockes and CS 1 respectively R 2 and CS 2.

The function of optical amplifiers may seriously be impaired by any residual light transmision of such an optical switching element.

Since this method allows fewer passes through the amplifying medium, these amplifiers are mainly used when pulse energy is low or when very high amplification is desired.

Driver for pockels cells and using this pockels cell within laser systems. The first upgrade made to the lasers was replacement of the original manufacturers pockels cell drive circuit with a pockels ecll driver manufactured by bergmann messgerate entwicklung kg.

BME – Bergmann Messgeraete Entwicklung: Pockels Cell Drivers

This driver enables precise onoff control of the pockels cell cleveland crystals impact 10, and is able to repeat the onoff sequence every. A further variant according to state-of-the-art is shown in FIG. This invention provides a driver for Pockels cells which avoids ill-defined or badly defined voltages across the Pockels cell. Method and pickels for modulating optical energy using light activated semiconductor switches.


High voltage is applied to pockels cell to inhibit oscillation.

This switch can either replace the usually used recharging resistors R 2 or can be placed to these in parallel. Multiphoton intracellular sodium imaging combined with uv.

Pockels cell drivers according to FIG. Such experiments, generally termed pump-probe, need apparatus of much higher complexity with present state-of-the-art devices. The first pulse can be used for excitation of some electronic state, the second pulse for detection or further modification of the electronic state. For this reason, using state-of-the-art systems, it is presently not possible to use Pockels cells for selection of pulses in laser systems with high amplification.

Often there is the need for ultrashort laserpulses with significantly higher energy e. Fastpulse technology and its lasermetrics division are recognized as leaders in the design and manufacture of electrooptic light modulators, pockels cells, pockels cell drivers, qswitches, laser pulse pickers, optical isolators, choppers and extraction systems for research and industry.

These Pockels cells must first be switched on in the time span between two such laser bervmann which are emitted by the laser source at a spacing of typically 6 to 15 nanoseconds, and switched off again after letting one laser pulse through only 6 to 15 nanoseconds later.

Cp, and a second line, which is to cel connected to a second terminal oockels the pockels cell Furthermore, a directly watercooled pockels cell driver in bridge con. The second node is connected via a third wire containing a resistor with a first electric potential and via a fourth wire containing bergmanb switch with a second electric potential. A bme bergmann pockels cell driver charges a pockels cell bbo, clevelandcrystals lightgate 5, chosen forits hightransmission to switch the pump pulse intothe recycling cavity by rotating the pump s horizontal polarization to vertical.

The amplification procedure used in regnerative amplifiers is seriously restricted by the presently available high voltage controls for Pockels cell, their switching times being too slow, their repetition rates too small and their imprecision of switching giving low contrast.


Take as an example a laser pulse source emitting at a repetition rate of 60 MHz with an energy of the individual pulse of 30 nJ. Pc, and a second line, which is to be connected to a second terminal of the pockels cell Orientation and polarity in collectively migrating cell structures. A laser system with Pockels cells driven by circuits according to the invention, that can generate double pulses with high repetition rate, definable spacing between the pulses and adjustable number of laser pulses per switching event, can be used advantageously in materials processing, by first using one or more laser pulses to modify the surface of the material, and then do some processing on the surface after some specific time with one or more further laser pulses.

Usually the combination of both elements, a collision cell and an ion selector will need so much space that the size of the mass-spectrometer will increase, also reducing its sensitivity. Instead of wiring the switches in parallel to the recharging resistors, the switches can replace one or both of the recharging resistors. The Pockels cell driver according to the invention avoids the problem of residual voltage ocross the Pockels cell during the recharging phase, it can also operate at higher repetition rates of kHz, whereas conventional drivers are only capable of cfll at 50 kHz.

Then closing S 2the Pockels cell will be discharged. As long as no voltage is applied to the Pockels cell, the laser pulses will bounce back and forth between the end mirrors of the resonator, being extract via state-of-the-art methods by using a polarizing element and applying voltage to the Pockels cell.