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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18229–18236

Local laser cooling of Yb:YLF to 110 K

Denis V. Seletskiy, Seth D. Melgaard, Richard I. Epstein, Alberto Di Lieto, Mauro Tonelli, and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18229-18236 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.018229


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Abstract

Minimum achievable temperature of ~110 K is measured in a 5% doped Yb:YLF crystal at λ = 1020 nm, corresponding to E4-E5 resonance of Stark manifold. This measurement is in excellent agreement with the laser cooling model and was made possible by employing a novel and sensitive implementation of differential luminescence thermometry using balanced photo-detectors.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2011
Published: September 1, 2011

Citation
Denis V. Seletskiy, Seth D. Melgaard, Richard I. Epstein, Alberto Di Lieto, Mauro Tonelli, and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, "Local laser cooling of Yb:YLF to 110 K," Opt. Express 19, 18229-18236 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-19-18229


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