Q-Switch Gooch & Housego Unveils The Stallion At Photonics West 2008

Gooch & Housego announced a major development in Q-Switch Technology The Stallion - created using an innovative manufacturing technique that enables optimum performance without the need for specialised treatment of cooling water. The first product based on the Stallion technology is for use in high power pulsed laser systems and is on display at the Gooch & Housego booth, Photonics West.

The patent-pending Stallion manufacturing technique, developed at Gooch & Housego's Ilminster site, is the result of many years of research to advance Q-Switch technology. Gooch & Housego has successfully combined the corrosion resistant properties of stainless steel with the superior power handling of aluminium, to bring the new, Stallion version of the leading industry standard Q-Switch, which can be cooled with ordinary water and still deliver optimum performance.

Gooch & Housego is the world's manufacturer of acousto-optic Q-Switches. It was one of the first companies to develop compact Q-Switches for the first generation of diode-pumped lasers and has produced a wide range of devices optimised for specific customer applications, most recently including fibre-coupled Q-Switches for fibre lasers.

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