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Optical Engineering

Quasicontinuous wave linearly polarized rubidium vapor laser pumped by a 5-bar laser diode stack
Author(s): Zhiyong Li; Rongqing Tan; Wei Huang; Dandan Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We report a quasicontinuous wave (CW) linearly polarized rubidium vapor laser. The pumping source consists of five laser diode bars and its linewidth is reduced from the raw 1.8 to 0.2 nm by a bulk volume Bragg grating. Instead of adopting the “quasi-waveguide structure” gain cell, the pumping light of the rubidium vapor laser propagates freely in the vapor cell. The pumping light with polarization perpendicular to one of the rubidium laser is coupled into the resonator cavity by the polarized beam splitter. This laser configuration is suitable for a convection-cooling diode-pumped alkali vapor laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(11) 116113 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.11.116113
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiyong Li, Institute of Electronics (China)
Rongqing Tan, Institute of Electronics (China)
Wei Huang, Institute of Electronics (China)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Dandan Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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