II-VI introduces electro-optic modulators for ultrafast lasers

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II‐VI has introduced new electro-optic modulators, based on proprietary crystal technology, that are suited for ultrafast lasers in materials processing.

The modulators enable ultrafast lasers to generate a series of highly controlled energy pulses at rapid intervals to achieve precision machining tasks such as scribing, drilling, and marking at a very high speed. They are differentiated by their high contrast ratio of greater than a thousand to one, enabling ultrafast lasers to deliver a rapid stream of pulsed energy to the workpiece with a high degree of control.

II-VI leverages its electro-optic, acousto-optic, and magneto-optic materials and technology platforms to enable a wide range of ultrafast laser designs. The firms portfolio of components for ultrafast lasers includes seed lasers, wavelength-stabilised pump laser modules, matched chirped mirror pairs, dispersion-compensation prism pairs, diffractive gratings, and polarisation-mode combiners.

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