The present invention relates to a device and method for modulating the optical intensity of laser radiation incident on the device. When the modulating device is used inside a laser cavity and the correct steering pulses are fed into the device, it can yield high rep-rate short and powerful Q-switched laser pulses. The operation principle of the device is based on forcing transverse cavity mode hopping by introducing a small obstacle inside the laser cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Patent publication numberEU 060008856.4
Publication statusPublished - 1970

    Research areas

  • Laser switching, Q-switching

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