Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 1, pp 27–33 | Cite as

Compact all-solid-state continuous-wave single-frequency UV source with frequency stabilization for laser cooling of Be+ ions

  • S. VasilyevEmail author
  • A. Nevsky
  • I. Ernsting
  • M. Hansen
  • J. Shen
  • S. Schiller


A compact setup for generation, frequency stabilization, and precision tuning of UV laser radiation at 313 nm was developed. The source is based on frequency quintupling of a C-band telecom laser at 1565 nm, amplified in a fiber amplifier. The maximum output power of the source at 313 nm is 100 mW. An additional feature of the source is the high-power output at the fundamental and the intermediate second- and third-harmonic wavelengths. The source was tested by demonstration of laser cooling of Be+ ions in an ion-trap apparatus. The output of the source at the third-harmonic wavelength (522 nm) was used for stabilization of the laser frequency to molecular iodine transitions. Sub-Doppler spectroscopy and frequency measurements of hyperfine transitions in molecular iodine were carried out in the range relevant for the Be+ laser cooling application.


Pump Power Laser Cool Molecular Iodine Fundamental Wavelength Master Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Vasilyev
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Nevsky
    • 1
  • I. Ernsting
    • 1
  • M. Hansen
    • 1
  • J. Shen
    • 1
  • S. Schiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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