Sum-frequency generation of 589 nm light with near-unit efficiency

Emmanuel Mimoun, Luigi De Sarlo, Jean Jacques Zondy, Jean Dalibard, Fabrice Gerbier

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18684-18691
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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