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

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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.

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Vasilyev, S., Nevsky, A., Ernsting, I. et al. Compact all-solid-state continuous-wave single-frequency UV source with frequency stabilization for laser cooling of Be+ ions. Appl. Phys. B 103, 27–33 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-011-4435-1

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