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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18684–18691

Sum-frequency generation of 589 nm light with near-unit efficiency

Emmanuel Mimoun, Luigi De Sarlo, Jean-Jacques Zondy, Jean Dalibard, and Fabrice Gerbier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18684-18691 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018684


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Abstract

We report on a laser source at 589 nm based on sum-frequency generation of two infrared laser at 1064 nm and 1319 nm. Output power as high as 800 mW is achieved starting from 370 mW at 1319 nm and 770 mW at 1064 nm, corresponding to converting roughly 90% of the 1319 nm photons entering the cavity. The power and frequency stability of this source are ideally suited for cooling and trapping of sodium atoms.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2008
Published: October 28, 2008

Citation
Emmanuel Mimoun, Luigi De Sarlo, Jean-Jacques Zondy, Jean Dalibard, and Fabrice Gerbier, "Sum-frequency generation of 589 nm light with near-unit efficiency," Opt. Express 16, 18684-18691 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18684


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