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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1055–1057

Electro-optically cavity-dumped ultrashort-pulse Ti:sapphire oscillator

G. N. Gibson, R. Klank, F. Gibson, and B. E. Bouma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 1055-1057 (1996)

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We report the demonstration of what we believe is the first electro-optically cavity-dumped short-pulse Ti:sapphire oscillator. By designing a novel ultrabroadband, zero-dispersion, zero-insertion-loss polarizer we have obtained single-pulse energies of >200 nJ directly from the oscillator at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. The pulse duration is <20 fs with >10 MW peak power and high contrast (>2000) between the pulses immediately preceding and following the main pulse. This system is well suited for white-light continuum generation and seeding multipass or regenerative amplifiers.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 29, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996

G. N. Gibson, B. E. Bouma, R. Klank, and F. Gibson, "Electro-optically cavity-dumped ultrashort-pulse Ti:sapphire oscillator," Opt. Lett. 21, 1055-1057 (1996)

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