Note: Fast, small, and low vibration mechanical laser shutters

Martínez, S.; Hernández, L.; Reyes, D.; Gomez, E.; Ivory, M.; Davison, C.; Aubin, S.
April 2011
Review of Scientific Instruments;Apr2011, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p046102
Academic Journal
We present three novel mechanical laser shutter designs based, respectively, on a stepper motor, a relay, and a piezoelectric actuator. Each shutter type is ideally suited to a specific shuttering application. The stepper motor is well suited for applications requiring low vibrations, the relay is compact and capable of rapid bursts, and the piezoelectric is 2 orders of magnitude faster than other available mechanical shutters.


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