We report the generation of pulses with energies as high as 100 nJ and durations as short as 50 fs directly from a mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser, using the technique of cavity dumping. The simplicity, high energy, short pulse widths, and variable repetition rate of this system make it an attractive tunable source for ultrafast measurements.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 14, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993
M. Ramaswamy, M. Ulman, J. Paye, and J. G. Fujimoto, "Cavity-dumped femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 1822-1824 (1993)