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Optically pumped semiconductor lasers for atomic and molecular physics
Author(s): S. Burd; D. Leibfried; A. C. Wilson; D. J. Wineland
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Paper Abstract

Experiments in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics rely on lasers at many different wavelengths and with varying requirements on spectral linewidth, power and intensity stability. Optically pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSLs), when combined with nonlinear frequency conversion, can potentially replace many of the laser systems currently in use. We are developing a source for laser cooling and spectroscopy of Mg+ ions at 280 nm, based on a frequency quadrupled OPSL with the gain chip fabricated at the ORC at Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland. This OPSL system could serve as a prototype for many other sources used in atomic and molecular physics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9349, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V, 93490P (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077027
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S. Burd, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Univ. of Colorado (United States)
D. Leibfried, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. C. Wilson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
D. J. Wineland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9349:
Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) V
Mircea Guina, Editor(s)

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