All-solid state, single-frequency tunable Nd:YLiF4/ppKTP red laser source for silver and calcium atom spectroscopy

Jean Jacques Zondy, Rodolphe Sarrouf, Thomas Badr, Virginie Sousa, Guibao Xu

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Abstract

We report on the performance (watt-level red output at ∼657nm, long-term passive single-frequency operation and wavelength tuning over ∼4nm) of an all solid-state continuous-wave Nd:YLiF4 (Nd:YLF) ring laser operating on the 4F3/2-4I 3/2 σ-polarized transition (λω=1314nm) and intra-cavity frequency-doubled by a temperature-tuned periodicallypoled KTiOPO4 (ppKTP) crystal. Evidence of self-mode-locking via cascading second-order nonlinearities is observed when the ppKTP is strongly phase-mismatched on the Kerr-lens focusing nonlinearity side. This red laser source is well suited for calcium and silver atom spectroscopy and cooling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRIAO/OPTILAS 2007 - 6th Ibero-American Conference on Optics (RIAO) and the 9th Latin-American Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications (OPTILAS)
Pages409-414
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 21 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Ibero-American Conference onOptics and 9th Latin-American Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications, RIAO/OPTILAS 2007 - Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Oct 21 2007Oct 26 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume992
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other6th Ibero-American Conference onOptics and 9th Latin-American Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications, RIAO/OPTILAS 2007
CountryBrazil
CityCampinas, Sao Paulo
Period10/21/0710/26/07

Keywords

  • Diode-pumped solid-state lasers
  • Intra-cavity second-harmonic generation
  • Single-frequency lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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