Electro-Optic Components

Pockels cells are useful helpers for any laser user

Pockels cells are based on crystalline, optically non-linear materials, which can be used to create optical anisotropy with externally modulatable electric fields. Depending on the Pockels cell’s design and orientation toward the laser beam and laser polarization, very fast intensity modulators, intensity switches, frequency shifters, phase shifters, deflectors, polarization switches or polarization rotators can be built based on the birefringence created.

Polytec offers you convenient and safe high voltage amplifiers to suit these Pockels cells.

Our modulation systems are the best choice – and not only when using innovative multi-photon fluorescence stimulation techniques, such as STED microscopy.

Tell us your laser’s specifications and your desired operational purpose – we are more than happy to advise you during the product selection process.

Basic electro-optic knowledge
Multi-photon microscopy