Stallion Q-Switch Technology
22 January 2008
Gooch & Housego
Gooch & Housego has released The Stallion - a further development of its Q-Switch Technology which was created using a 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.
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 combined the corrosion resistant properties of stainless steel with the superior power handling of aluminium, to bring the new, Stallion version of the standard Q-Switch, which can be cooled with ordinary water and still deliver optimum performance.
Rob Swain , Acousto-Optics product manager at Gooch & Housego, said: ‘Changes in the way that laser cooling has been implemented over recent years have created the requirement for a device with corrosion resistance. The Stallion technique enables us to deliver a Q-Switch that can extend the lifetime of products, reduce production downtime and cut engineer costs, whilst never compromising performance.’