Journal article

Frequency doubled 1534 nm laser system for potassium laser cooling

We demonstrate a compact laser source suitable for trapping and cooling potassium. By frequency doubling a fiber laser diode at 1534nm in a waveguide, we produce 767nm laser light. A current modulation of the diode allows us to generate the two required frequencies for cooling in a simple and robust apparatus. We successfully used this laser source to trap 39K. © 2010 Optical Society of America.


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