Efficient lasing on Alkali atomic D 2 lines utilizing spin-polarized Alkali Vapor

Andrey E. Mironov, A. Steinforth, J. A. Rivera, James Gary Eden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We report a novel method for significantly improving the efficiency of alkali atomic lasers. By pumping alkali-rare gas atomic pairs with a circularly polarized optical field, an increase in the efficiency of >50% has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2017
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2017Sep 21 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F66-FiO 2017


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2017
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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