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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7682–7687

Metastable Magnesium fluorescence spectroscopy using a frequency-stabilized 517 nm laser

Ming He, Brian B. Jensen, Kasper T. Therkildsen, Anders Brusch, and Jan W. Thomsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7682-7687 (2009)

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We present a laser operating at 517 nm for our Magnesium laser-cooling and atomic clock project. A two-stage Yb-doped fiber amplifier (YDFA) system generates more than 1.5 W of 1034 nm light when seeded with a 15 mW diode laser. Using a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide, we obtained more than 40 mW of 517 nm output power by single pass frequency doubling. In addition, fluorescence spectroscopy of metastable magnesium atoms could be used to stabilize the 517 nm laser to an absolute frequency within 1 MHz.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2009
Published: April 24, 2009

Ming He, Brian B. Jensen, Kasper T. Therkildsen, Anders Brusch, and Jan W. Thomsen, "Metastable Magnesium fluorescence spectroscopy using a frequency-stabilized 517 nm laser," Opt. Express 17, 7682-7687 (2009)

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