MKLabs’ Collegiate™ femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser kit bolts directly to a standard optical table is a unique teaching aid for university Physics Departments. When it was introduced in 1994, the TS kit was the first commercial Ti:sapphire laser capable of generating pulses less than 12 femtoseconds in duration. Although KMLabs now offers turn-key laser systems, the Collegiate is a low-cost, entry-level Ti:sapphire laser system with world famous performance, The Collegiate is especially well-suited for undergraduate laser laboratories, since it’s components are easy to access and the optical layout is easy to understand. Students will learn about dispersion and ultrafast laser pulses as they adjust the dispersion compensation prisms inside the laser cavity.
Once assembled, the Collegiate kits are capable of producing the same broad-bandwidth, ultrashort pulses as other KMLabs Ti:sapphire lasers.