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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3388–3392

Efficient frequency doubling at 399  nm

Marco Pizzocaro, Davide Calonico, Pablo Cancio Pastor, Jacopo Catani, Giovanni A. Costanzo, Filippo Levi, and Luca Lorini  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 16, pp. 3388-3392 (2014)

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We describe a reliable, high-power, and narrow-linewidth laser source at 399 nm, which is useful for cooling and trapping of ytterbium atoms. A continuous-wave titanium-sapphire laser at 798 nm is frequency doubled using a lithium triborate crystal in an enhancement cavity. Up to 1.0 W of light at 399 nm has been obtained from 1.3 W of infrared light, with an efficiency of 80%.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2014
Published: May 22, 2014

Marco Pizzocaro, Davide Calonico, Pablo Cancio Pastor, Jacopo Catani, Giovanni A. Costanzo, Filippo Levi, and Luca Lorini, "Efficient frequency doubling at 399  nm," Appl. Opt. 53, 3388-3392 (2014)

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