Alkali D2 line laser optically pumped by two color free-free absorption

Andrey E. Mironov, William Goldshlag, James Gary Eden

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Abstract

A two color pumping scheme has been demonstrated for the Rb D2 line laser (780 nm). Photoexcitation of ground state Rb-rare gas collision pairs at 760 nm (peak of Rb D2 blue satellite in Xe) and ∼794.5 nm simultaneously improves the slope efficiency of single color pumping by a factor of 1.8. Furthermore, each D2 laser photon removes 102 cm-1 of thermal energy from the laser gain medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX
EditorsSteven J. Davis, Michael C. Heaven, J. Thomas Schriempf
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419641
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventHigh Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2016Feb 16 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9729
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherHigh Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/15/162/16/16

Keywords

  • Laser effciency
  • alkali lasers
  • optical pumping
  • photoassociation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mironov, A. E., Goldshlag, W., & Eden, J. G. (2016). Alkali D2 line laser optically pumped by two color free-free absorption. In S. J. Davis, M. C. Heaven, & J. T. Schriempf (Eds.), High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IX [972906] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9729). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213548