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Note: Fast, small, and low vibration mechanical laser shutters
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Shutters: (a) stepper motor, (b) relay, and (c) piezoelectric actuator. The arrows in subfigure (b) indicate where sorbothane has been installed to provide vibration damping.

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FIG. 2.

Circuits used to drive: (a) stepper motor, (b) relay, and (c) piezoelectric actuator. Heat sink required for: (a) L293D, (b) 750 Ω, and (c) IGBT.

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FIG. 3.

Approximate Gaussian pulse generated with the stepper motor shutter by varying the duration and direction of each step.

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FIG. 4.

(a) Piezoelectric actuator shutter displacement as a function of time. (b) Transmitted intensity when the shutter is at the focal point of the lens.

Tables

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Table I.

Performance of different shutter designs.

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