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A 750 mW, continuous-wave, solid-state laser source at 313 nm for cooling and manipulating trapped 9Be+ ions

Published

Author(s)

Andrew C. Wilson, Christian Ospelkaus, Aaron Vandevender, J. A. Mlynek, Kenton R. Brown, Dietrich G. Leibfried, David J. Wineland

Abstract

We present a solid-state laser system that generates 750 mW of continuous-wave, single frequency, output at 313 nm. Sum-frequency generation with fiber lasers at 1550 nm and 1051 nm produces up to 2 W at 626 nm. This visible light is then converted to UV by cavity-enhanced second-harmonic generation. The laser output can be tuned over a 495 GHz range, which includes the 9Be+ laser cooling and repumping transitions. This is the first report of a narrow linewidth laser system with sufficient power to perform fault-tolerant quantum-gate operations with trapped 9Be+ ions using stimulated Raman transitions.
Citation
Applied Physics B
Volume
105

Keywords

ion, laser, nonlinear, Raman, sum-frequency, second-harmonic

Citation

Wilson, A. , Ospelkaus, C. , Vandevender, A. , Mlynek, J. , Brown, K. , Leibfried, D. and Wineland, D. (2011), A 750 mW, continuous-wave, solid-state laser source at 313 nm for cooling and manipulating trapped 9Be+ ions, Applied Physics B, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=908644 (Accessed September 25, 2021)
Created October 28, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017