Photon Lines supplies pigtailed fibre acousto-optic pulse pickers manufactured by AA Opto-Electronic. A pulse picker is an electrically controlled optical switch used to extract single pulses from a fast pulse train. Short and ultrashort pulses are in most cases generated by a mode-locked laser in the form of a pulse train with a pulse repetition rate of the order of 10 MHz – few GHz. For various reasons, it is often necessary to pick certain pulses from such a pulse train, i.e., to transmit only certain pulses and block all the others. This can be done with a pulse picker, which is essentially an electrically controlled optical gate.
Fibre Pigtailed AO Pulse Pickers
|Fibre Pulse Pickers||Wavelength (nm)||Fibre type||Configuration||Frequency Shift (MHz)||Rise time (ns)||Max Laser Power (W)||Insertion Losses (nom dB)|
|MT160-IIR10-Fio-xx||1250-1650||SM, PM||2 ports||160||10||0.5 or 1||5|
|MT80-FIR40-Fio-xx||1850-2100||SM, PM||2 ports||80||<40||0.5 or 5||4|
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RF Drivers for Free Space AO Pulse Pickers
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