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CASTECH INC. - Fuzhou, China
Source of LBO crystals. Manufacturer of LBO, BBO, KTP, KD*P, KDP, Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4, YVO4, Q-switches, LiNbO3, LiTaO3; and YVO4 birefringent wedges and displacers, and other optics.
Boston Piezo-Optics Inc. - Bellingham, MA
Covesion Ltd. - Romsey, England
Cradley Crystals Corp. - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Deltronic Crystal Industries, Inc. - Dover, NJ
E.S. Technology Ltd., Sub. of Rofin-Baasel UK Ltd. - Kingston Bagpuize, England
Gamdan Optics Inc. - San Jose, CA
GWU-Lasertechnik GmbH - Erftstadt, Germany
HC Photonics Corp. - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Labfer Ltd. - Ekaterinburg, Russia
MTI Corp. - Richmond, CA
A solid with a structure that exhibits a basically symmetrical and geometrical arrangement. A crystal may already possess this structure, or it may acquire it through mechanical means. More than 50 chemical substances are important to the optical...
lithium niobate (LiNbO
A crystalline ferroelectric material used primarily as a substrate and an active medium for thin-film optical modulators and switches. It possesses very high electro-optic and piezoelectric coefficients.
optical parametric oscillator (OPO)
A laser-pumped crystal with nonlinear optical properties that generates coherent light whose output can be tuned continuously over a variety of infrared and visible wavelengths.
A device used to rapidly change the Q of an optical resonator. It is used in the optical resonator of a laser to prevent lasing action until a high level of inversion (optical gain and energy storage) is achieved in the lasing medium. When the...
optical path difference (OPD)
For a perfect optical system, the optical path, or distance, from an object point to a corresponding image point will be equal for all rays. In near-perfect systems, slight differences will exist between rays resulting in an optical path difference,...
See acousto-optic modulator; electro-optic modulator.
optical parametric oscillators
acoustic wave wafer
optical parametric oscillator
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