By Gang Liu, Nan Shi, and Hongtao Zhou, Analog Technologies, Inc.
It is often necessary to have an understanding of how to chop a laser beam. Chopping diode lasers electrically is actually less costly and much simpler than doing so mechanically. This white paper walks through the process of chopping a diode laser beam at high speeds and low noise. Download the full paper for more information on the process, and tips for making the practice as simple and efficient as possible.