Applied Physics B

, Volume 118, Issue 4, pp 517–525 | Cite as

Spectroscopy and laser cooling on the \({}^{1}S_{0}\)\(\,^{3}P_{1}\) line in Yb via an injection-locked diode laser at 1,111.6 nm

Injection locking for the yellow–green spectrum
  • N. Kostylev
  • C. R. Locke
  • M. E. Tobar
  • J. J. McFerran
Article

Abstract

We generate 555.8-nm light with sub-MHz linewidth through the use of laser injection locking of a semiconductor diode at 1,111.6 nm, followed by frequency doubling in a resonant cavity. The integrity of the injection lock is investigated by studying an offset beat signal between slave and master lasers, by performing spectroscopy on the \((6s)^{2}\, {}^{1}S_{0}\hbox{--}(6s6p)\,{}^{3}P_{1}\) transition in magneto-optically trapped ytterbium, and by demonstrating additional laser cooling of \({}^{171}\hbox {Yb}\) with the 555.8-nm light in a dual-wavelength magneto-optical trap (MOT). For the \({}^{1}S_{0}\)\(\,^{3}P_{1}\) spectroscopy, we confirm the linear dependence between ground-state linewidth and the intensity of an off-resonant laser, namely that used to cool Yb atoms in a \({}^{1}S_{0}\)\(\,^{1}P_{1}\) magneto-optical trap. A temperature of 60 μK is produced for \({}^{171}\hbox {Yb}\) in the dual-wavelength MOT. Our results demonstrate the suitability of injection-locked 1,100–1,130-nm laser diodes as a source for sub-MHz linewidth radiation in the yellow–green spectrum.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kostylev
    • 1
  • C. R. Locke
    • 1
  • M. E. Tobar
    • 1
  • J. J. McFerran
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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