OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (221 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. R. Q. Fugate, "Measurement of atmospheric wavefront distortion using scattering light form a laser guide-star," Nature (London) 353, 144-146 (1991). [CrossRef]
  2. T. H. Jeys, A. A. Brailove, and A. Mooradian, "Sum frequency generation of sodium resonance radiation," Appl. Opt. 28, 2588-2591 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. H. Moosmuller and J. D. Vance, "Sum-frequency generation of continuous-wave sodium d2 resonance radiation," Opt. Lett. 22, 1135-1137 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. J. D. Vance, C. Y. She, and H. Moosmuller, "Continuous-wave, all-solid-state, single-frequency 400-mw source at 589 nm based on doubly resonant sum-frequency mixing in a monolithic lithium niobate resonator," Appl. Opt. 37, 4891-4896 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. J. C. Bienfang, C. A. Denman, B. W. Grime, P. D. Hillman, G. T. Moore, and J. M. Telle, "20w of continuouswave sodium d2 resonance radiation from sum-frequency generation with injection-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 28, 2219-2221 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. C. A. Denman, P. D. Hillman, G. T. Moore, J. M. Telle, J. D. Drummond, and A. L. Tuffli, "20 w cw 589 nm sodium beacon excitation source for adaptative optical telescope applications," Opt. Mater. 26, 507-513 (2004). [CrossRef]
  7. R. Mildren, M. Convery, H. Pask, J. Piper, and T. Mckay, "Efficient, all-solid-state, raman laser in the yellow, orange and red," Opt. Express 12, 785-790 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. Y. Feng, S. Huang, A. Shirakawa, and K.-I. Ueda, "589 nm light source based on raman fiber laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 43, L722-L724 (2004). [CrossRef]
  9. J. Janousek, S. Johansson, P. Tidemand-Lichtenberg, S. Wang, J. Mortensen, P. Buchhave, and F. Laurell, "Efficient all solid-state continuous-wave yellow-orange light source," Opt. Express 13, 1188-1192 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. D. Georgiev, V. P. Gapontsev, A. G. Dronov, M. Y. Vyatkin, A. B. Rulkov, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Wattslevel frequency doubling of a narrow line linearly polarized raman fiber laser to 589nm," Opt. Express 13, 6772-6776 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. J. W. Dawson, A. D. Drobshoff, R. J. Beach, M. J. Messerly, S. A. Payne, A. Brown, D. M. Pennington, D. J. Bamford, S. J. Sharpe, and D. J. Cook, "Multi-watt 589nm fiber laser source," in "SPIE Photonics West Conference," (2006).
  12. K. B. Davis, M. O. Mewes, M. R. Andrews, N. J. van Druten, D. S. Durfee, D. M. Kurn, and W. Ketterle, "Bose-einstein condensation in a gas of sodium atoms," Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3969-3974 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. E. Streed, A. Chikkatur, T. Gustavson, M. Boyd, Y. Torii, D. Schneble, G. Campbell, D. Pritchard, and W. Ketterle, "Large atom number bose-einstein condensate machines," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 023106 (2006). [CrossRef]
  14. R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear optics (Academic Press, 2003).
  15. G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, "Parametric interaction of focused gaussian light beams," J. Appl. Phys. 39, 3597-3639 (1968). [CrossRef]
  16. J.-J. Zondy, D. Touahri, and O. Acef, "Absolute value of the d 36 nonlinear coefficient of aggas2: prospect for a low-threshold doubly resonant oscillator-based 3:1 frequency divider," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2481-2497 (1997). [CrossRef]
  17. A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, 1986).
  18. Y. Kaneda and S. Kubota, "Theoretical treatment, simulation, and experiments of doubly resonant sum-frequency mixing in an external resonator," Appl. Opt. 36, 7766-7775 (1997). [CrossRef]
  19. E. Mimoun, L. De Sarlo, J. J. Zondy, J. Dalibard and F. Gerbier, in preparation (2008).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited