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Title: Resonance transition 795-nm Rubidium laser using 3He buffer gas

Abstract

We report the first demonstration of a 795-nm Rubidium resonance transition laser using a buffer gas consisting of pure {sup 3}He. This follows our recent demonstration of a hydrocarbon-free 795-nm Rubidium resonance laser which used naturally-occurring He as the buffer gas. Using He gas that is isotopically enriched with {sup 3}He yields enhanced mixing of the Rb fine-structure levels. This enables efficient lasing at reduced He buffer gas pressure, improving thermal management in high average power Rb lasers and enhancing the power scaling potential of such systems.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
940894
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-233631
Journal ID: ISSN 0030-4018; OPCOB8; TRN: US200824%%390
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Optics Communications, vol. 281, no. 5, March 1, 2008, pp. 1222-1225; Journal Volume: 281; Journal Issue: 5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; BUFFERS; FINE STRUCTURE; LASERS; MANAGEMENT; RESONANCE; RUBIDIUM; RUTHERFORD BACKSCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Wu, S S, Soules, T F, Page, R H, Mitchell, S C, Kanz, V K, and Beach, R J. Resonance transition 795-nm Rubidium laser using 3He buffer gas. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Wu, S S, Soules, T F, Page, R H, Mitchell, S C, Kanz, V K, & Beach, R J. Resonance transition 795-nm Rubidium laser using 3He buffer gas. United States.
Wu, S S, Soules, T F, Page, R H, Mitchell, S C, Kanz, V K, and Beach, R J. Thu . "Resonance transition 795-nm Rubidium laser using 3He buffer gas". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/940894.
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abstractNote = {We report the first demonstration of a 795-nm Rubidium resonance transition laser using a buffer gas consisting of pure {sup 3}He. This follows our recent demonstration of a hydrocarbon-free 795-nm Rubidium resonance laser which used naturally-occurring He as the buffer gas. Using He gas that is isotopically enriched with {sup 3}He yields enhanced mixing of the Rb fine-structure levels. This enables efficient lasing at reduced He buffer gas pressure, improving thermal management in high average power Rb lasers and enhancing the power scaling potential of such systems.},
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