We discuss the modulation in the spectrum generated by the windows of a Pockels cell. Although they are antireflection coated, the residual reflectivity of the highly parallel window faces can still have etalon effects that lead to pronounced spectrum modulation. This problem is easily solved by the use of slightly wedged windows.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 15, 1999
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 1999
Published: April 1, 2000
Cechan Tian, Steve Goldstein, and Edward S. Fry, "On the etalon effect generated by a Pockels cell with high-quality antireflection coatings," Appl. Opt. 39, 1600-1601 (2000)