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A DFB diode laser for monitoring and repumping a barium metastable state

Year: 2007

Authors: Gabbanini C.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, C.N.R., Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: A DFB diode laser at 1.500 mu m has been applied to monitor absorption of the 5d6s D-1(2) metastable state of barium in a hollow cathode lamp. The laser has been used to repump barium atoms from the metastable state in a thermal atomic beam. Suitable repumping schemes are discussed in order to implement efficient laser cooling of barium.

Journal/Review: LASER PHYSICS LETTERS

Volume: 4 (2)      Pages from: 117  to: 121

KeyWords: Diode laser; Laser cooling; Metastable state
DOI: 10.1002/lapl.200610080

Citations: 4
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