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Thermal design of high temperature alkaline-earth vapor cells
Author(s): Jordan L. Armstrong; Nathan D. Lemke; Kyle W. Martin; Christopher J. Erickson
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Paper Abstract

Europium doped calcium fluoride is a machinable and alkaline-earth resistant crystal that is suitable for constructing a calcium or strontium vapor cell. However, its heat capacity, emissivity, and high coefficient of thermal expansion make it challenging to achieve optically dense calcium vapors for laser spectroscopy on narrow linewidth transitions. We discuss a low size, weight and power heating package that is under development at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9763, Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX, 976303 (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220194
Show Author Affiliations
Jordan L. Armstrong, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Nathan D. Lemke, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Kyle W. Martin, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Christopher J. Erickson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9763:
Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX
Selim M. Shahriar; Jacob Scheuer, Editor(s)

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