Enhanced frequency up-conversion in Rb vapor

Vernier, A., Franke-Arnold, S., Riis, E. and Arnold, A.S. (2010) Enhanced frequency up-conversion in Rb vapor. Optics Express, 18(16), pp. 17020-17026. (doi:10.1364/OE.18.017020)

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Abstract

We demonstrate highly efficient generation of coherent 420nm light via up-conversion of near-infrared lasers in a hot rubidium vapor cell. By optimizing pump polarizations and frequencies we achieve a single-pass conversion efficiency of 260% per Watt, significantly higher than in previous experiments. A full exploration of the coherent light generation and fluorescence as a function of both pump frequencies reveals that coherent blue light is generated close to 85Rb two-photon resonances, as predicted by theory, but at high vapor pressure is suppressed in spectral regions that do not support phase matching or exhibit single-photon Kerr refraction. Favorable scaling of our current 1mW blue beam power with additional pump power is predicted

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franke-Arnold, Dr Sonja and Vernier, Ms Aline
Authors: Vernier, A., Franke-Arnold, S., Riis, E., and Arnold, A.S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Express
Journal Abbr.:Opt. Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Published Online:27 July 2010

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