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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 848–851

Cavity-enhanced laser cooling of solid-state materials in a standing-wave cavity

Youhua Jia, Biao Zhong, and Jianping Yin  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 848-851 (2008)

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We propose a new method to cool the Yb3+-doped ZBLANP glass in a standing-wave cavity. There are two advantages of this cavity-enhanced technique: the pumping power is greatly enhanced and the absorption of the cooling material is greatly increased. We introduce the basic principle of the cavity-enhanced laser cooling and discuss the cooling effect of a solid-state material in a cavity. From the theoretical study, it is found that the laser cooling effect is strongly dependent on the reflectivity of the cavity mirrors, the length of the solid material, the surface scattering of the material, and so on. Some optimal parameters for efficient laser cooling are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

Youhua Jia, Biao Zhong, and Jianping Yin, "Cavity-enhanced laser cooling of solid-state materials in a standing-wave cavity," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 848-851 (2008)

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