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Title: Note: Efficient generation of optical sidebands at GHz with a high-power tapered amplifier

Two methods using a laser-diode tapered amplifier to produce high-power, high-efficiency optical frequency sidebands over a wide tunable frequency range are studied and compared. For a total output of 500 mW at 811 nm, 20% of the power can be placed in each of the first-order sidebands. Functionality and characterization are presented within the sideband frequency region of 0.8–2.3 GHz, and it is shown that both methods can be applied beyond this frequency range. These methods provide a versatile and effective tool for atomic physics experiments.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22254958
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AMPLIFIERS; ATOMIC PHYSICS; EFFICIENCY; GHZ RANGE; LASERS