Application Note

Benefits Of Acousto-Optic Devices For Operation With 2mm Fiber Lasers

Source: Gooch & Housego PLC

Fiber lasers operating in the 2 µm region with a large mode area in an “eye safe” region of the spectrum are attractive to many applications such as laser machining and biomedical systems. Gooch & Housego has made recent developments in acousto-optic modulators and tunable filters that are specifically optimized for fiber systems operating at or around 2 µm. This article discusses the important consideration of the choice of interaction medium, such as acousto-optic devices, especially for the polarization behavior of the device when used in a fiber system. Download the full article for more benefits in using acousto-optic devices with 2mm fiber lasers.