Leysop have been established for around 20 years having evolved from the very successful and well regarded Electro-Optic Developments. Based in Basildon in Essex, we are the only UK manufacturer of electro-optic components. We have a highly skilled team of technicians who can make active and passive precision optical elements in most crystals and glasses.
A well-known problem with standing wave laser resonators is the effect of spatial hole burning where the standing waves cause localized saturation of the gain and the laser medium in not used uniformly. This can lead to a loss of efficiency as well as instability.
The electro-optic modulator (EOM)
The electro-optic modulator (EOM) is an extremely useful and fast device where high speed switching of light is required as the electro-optic effect is to all intents and purposes instantaneous.
For many years, Leysop have been providing custom and bespoke electro-optic systems for special applications.
The Faraday effect causes a rotation of the plane of light polarization when a light beam passes through a material in the presence of an axial magnetic field. The effect is similar to that produced when a light ray passes through an optically active material such as quartz