Abstract

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

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