Analog Modules (Longwood, FL ) has announced the release of its Pockels Cell Driver, Model 823B. The Model 823B Pockels Cell/Shutter Driver is designed for continuous pulsed applications. The compact construction utilizes solid-state MOSFET technology, giving excellent trigger noise immunity and a smooth output waveform. This technique eliminates common problems associated with krytron, avalanche, and transformer drivers. Amplitude is continuously variable up to 3.2kV by adjusting the internal high voltage power supply with a risetime of 30ns typical at full output. The output is push-pull, which yields high reliability by halving the voltage swing per side and which effectively cancels the EMI of the output pulse. Applications of the Model 823B include driving E-O switches for Q-switching solid-state lasers, high voltage pulser, and E-O Shutter.

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This article first appeared in the February, 2011 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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