Cavity Dumper Kit

Cavity Dumper Kit

An acoustooptical switch that is integrated in the cavity of a modelocked laser system for the reduction of the system's pulse repetition rate

In contrast to the situation where pulse pickers are used to reduce pulse repetition rate, the intracavity Cavity Dumper kit increases the pulse energy to a multiple of the energy that is reached by the normal modelocked pulses of the system. This makes it particularly relevant for nonlinear optical processes like SHG and THG.

The Cavity Dumper Kit consists of an acoustooptical Bragg cell to be integrated in the laser cavity and the PulseSwitch control electronics. As an option APE offers a mounting-kit for holding the Bragg cell. In parallel it provides all the necessary tools for adjusting the modulator.


  • Generation of high peak power pulses
  • Fast Risetimes
  • Tunable phase shift
  • Driver unit and Bragg cell



This product could be used for the following applications:

  • Non linear optics
  • Amplification of low output pulses


This product is manufactured by APE GmbH.

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