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CLEO: Science and Innovations
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Advanced Laser Techniques (CMH)

Observing the Continuous Transformation of a Four Level Laser into a Two Level System

John D. Hewitt, Jason D. Readle, and James G. Eden  »View Author Affiliations


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Pumping the Cs 852.1nm laser by photoassociating Cs-rare gas atomic pairs allows one to observe a four-level system morph into a two-level system. This occurs when the state 3-state 2 energy defect falls below ~2kT/3.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory

J. D. Hewitt, J. D. Readle, and J. G. Eden, "Observing the Continuous Transformation of a Four Level Laser into a Two Level System," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMH3.

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