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Laser cooling using cavity enhanced pump absorption
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a cavity enhanced resonant absorption (CERA) approach for increasing optical pump absorption. This is demonstrated in the context of laser cooling of solids, where the absorption in ytterbium (Yb+3) ion is increased by over an order of magnitude. This corresponds to more than 90% absorption efficiency. We demonstrate cooling with Yb:ZBLAN and obtain &Dgr;T = -3 K starting from room temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6461, Laser Cooling of Solids, 646104 (7 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.709788
Show Author Affiliations
D. Seletskiy, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
M. P. Hasselbeck, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
M. Sheik-Bahae, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
R. I. Epstein, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6461:
Laser Cooling of Solids
Richard I. Epstein; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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