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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Brief Report| April 06 2011
Note: Fast, small, and low vibration mechanical laser shutters
S. Martínez, L. Hernández, D. Reyes, E. Gomez, M. Ivory, C. Davison, S. Aubin; Note: Fast, small, and low vibration mechanical laser shutters. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 April 2011; 82 (4): 046102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3574224
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