Use of a transverse KD*P Pockels cell and novel low-loss sapphire Rochon polarizer to cavity dump a hard-aperture, Kerr-lens mode-locked, Ti:sapphire oscillator is demonstrated. High-quality 90-fs pulses with energies of ∼50 nJ at repetition rates of up to 50 kHz were obtained.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2001
Published: September 20, 2001
Nathan W. Rimington, Adrian Cornea, Aaron J. Van Tassle, Jeffrey Santoro, and W. Andreas Schroeder, "Femtosecond Ti:sapphire oscillator electro-optically cavity dumped at 50 kHz," Appl. Opt. 40, 4831-4835 (2001)