CTX Pockels cells
The largest Pockels cell in our repertoire, the CTX series has an active aperture up to 99 mm and operates in the 300–1300 nm wavelength range at repetition rates up to 1 kHz.Full Product Description
- Optical material:
- Material purity:
- 300–1300 nm
- Contrast Ratio:
- Active Aperture:
- 19.5–99.0 mm
- Repetition Rate:
- 1 kHz
- Single Pass Distortion:
- λ / 20
- Price Point:
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The CTX Pockels cell series represents the most advanced large aperture optical isolators commercially available and incorporates state-of-the-art features, such as specially modified cylindrical-ring electrode geometries for optimum aperture extinction and transmission uniformity and minimum optical path length. It is the only Pockels cell series to feature axially adjustable windows to control spacing between the windows and the crystal and differential screws for arc-second adjustment of windows parallelism or net wedge.
The CTX Pockels cells offer an intrinsic contrast ratio that is greater than 8000:1 at 1064 nm.
99% Deuterated KD*P available in certain sizes
Q switching and optical isolators in petawatt/terawatt lasers for applications such as nuclear fusion and microlithography
- Axially adjustable windows for sub-millimeter control of window/crystal spacing
- 224 TPI differential screws for arc-second adjustment of input/output windows parallelism
- Double fill/drain ports for easy fluid draining or refilling
- Individually accessible crystal faces for convenient inspection or cleaning
- 50 Ω transmission line drive configuration is standard.
- Precision-milled and epoxy-free for clean assembly
- A range of apertures available
|Active Aperture||19.5–99.0 mm|
|Repetition Rate||1 kHz|
|Voltage contrast ratio (VCR)||100 – 3000:1 @ 1064 nm (parallel polarizers)|
|Single Pass Distortion||λ / 20|
|Capacitance (DC)||23-115 pF|
|DC Quarter-Wave Voltage||3.2-3.9 kV @ 1064 nm|
|LIDT||> 10 J/cm² (1064 nm, 10 ns pulse, 10 Hz, 1 mm diameter)|
|Hard aperture||19.5 mm||25.5 mm||33.5 mm||49.5 mm||73.5 mm||99.0 mm|
|Single pass insertion loss @ 1064 nm||3.5%||4%||5%||5%||6.5%||7%|
|DC quarter wave voltage @ 1064 nm||3.2 kV||3.2 kV||3.4 kV||3.5 kV||3.7 kV||3.9 kV|
|Capacitance @ 1 kHz||23 pF||27 pF||32 pF||56 pF||86 pF||115 pF|
|10-90% risetime||1 ns||<2 ns||2 nse||3 ns||5 ns||7 ns|
¹ 99% deuterated KD*P and UV-grade KDP also available in certain sizes. Please inquire.