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.
To compliment our RTP Pockels cell we have always been able to offer a benchtop Q-switch pulse driver which produces up to 2kV maximum voltage and also up to 100kHz maximum switching speed with ~5ns rise time.
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.