We demonstrate a side-pumping technique for high efficiency (>80%) light coupling into double-clad hollow-core optical fibers for evanescent wave atom-guiding. We examine the benefits of the scheme and techniques for optimizing atom throughput.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
F. K. Fatemi, M. Bashkansky, H. C. Busch, and S. W. Moore, "Side-Pumped Hollow-Core Fiber for Atom Guiding," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWB75.
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