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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15388–15396

Damage-free single-mode transmission of deep-UV light in hollow-core PCF

F. Gebert, M. H. Frosz, T. Weiss, Y. Wan, A. Ermolov, N. Y. Joly, P. O. Schmidt, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15388-15396 (2014)

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Transmission of UV light with high beam quality and pointing stability is desirable for many experiments in atomic, molecular and optical physics. In particular, laser cooling and coherent manipulation of trapped ions with transitions in the UV require stable, single-mode light delivery. Transmitting even ~2 mW CW light at 280 nm through silica solid-core fibers has previously been found to cause transmission degradation after just a few hours due to optical damage. We show that photonic crystal fiber of the kagomé type can be used for effectively single-mode transmission with acceptable loss and bending sensitivity. No transmission degradation was observed even after >100 hours of operation with 15 mW CW input power. In addition it is shown that implementation of the fiber in a trapped ion experiment increases the coherence time of the internal state transfer due to an increase in beam pointing stability.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2014
Published: June 17, 2014

F. Gebert, M. H. Frosz, T. Weiss, Y. Wan, A. Ermolov, N. Y. Joly, P. O. Schmidt, and P. St. J. Russell, "Damage-free single-mode transmission of deep-UV light in hollow-core PCF," Opt. Express 22, 15388-15396 (2014)

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