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Acousto-Optic Q-switches

The AO Q-switch is an optical device consisting of an A/R coated fused silica cell which has an integral acoustic transducer. The unit is water cooled, and is driven by a separate RF drive source. When modulated RF power is applied to the Q-switch, the intracavity laser beam is deflected, causing substantial loss of cavity gain. During this time the laser continues to store energy. When the RF drive is removed, the cavity returns to the high gain condition, and a short duration pulse is achieved. When properly used, the Q-switch is capable of fully holding off 50-100 watts of laser power. It is highly recommended that the Q-switch be mounted on a 2 axis kinematically adjustable mount such as Model N1009-1, or a 4 axis kinematically adjustable model 1009-2. For help in selecting the Q-switch mount, or for further technical information, contact the U.S. Laser sales department.

Related Products:
RF Driver, Q-Switch Mount

Part No. Description
N1011-1 24 MHz high power AO Q-switch (shear wave) *
N1011-2 24 MHz high power AO Q-switch (longitudinal wave) *
N1011-3 27 MHz high power AO Q-switch (shear wave)
N1011-4 27 MHz high power AO Q-switch (shear wave) 4 mm water lines (Stallion)
N1011-4-I Installation kit for Stallion Q-switch

* Note: 24 MHz high power AO Q-switches have been superseded for over 7 years. Thus, as of November 1, 2011 US Laser will no longer support the 24 MHz Q-switches. If you are currently using a 24 MHz Q-switch US Laser can provide an upgrade to the 27 MHz Q-switch which will include the change of the RF Driver Module to 27 MHz.

For details contact: or T# 201-848-9200.

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