Abstract

We describe what is to our knowledge the first experimental demonstration of internal wavelength conversion in the metastable Mg atomic filter. The filter operates at a Fraunhofer line, thereby offering intrinsic solar background rejection. Incoming green Fraunhofer photons (518 nm) are absorbed by metastable Mg atoms in an oven cell and are converted into UV (384-nm) photons. We observed a green-to-UV conversion efficiency of greater than 50%.

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1989 (1)

1988 (1)

J. A. Gelbwachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1266 (1988).
[Crossref]

1986 (1)

C. S. Liu, P. J. Chantry, C. L. Chen, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 709, 132 (1986).

1983 (1)

1979 (1)

J. B. Marling, J. Nislen, L. C. West, L. L. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 610 (1979).
[Crossref]

1976 (1)

G. Taieb, H. P. Broida, J. Chem. Phys. 65, 2914 (1976).
[Crossref]

Broida, H. P.

G. Taieb, H. P. Broida, J. Chem. Phys. 65, 2914 (1976).
[Crossref]

Chantry, P. J.

C. S. Liu, P. J. Chantry, C. L. Chen, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 709, 132 (1986).

Chen, C. L.

C. S. Liu, P. J. Chantry, C. L. Chen, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 709, 132 (1986).

Chung, Y. C.

T. M. Shay, Y. C. Chung, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), p. 64.

Gelbwachs, J. A.

J. A. Gelbwachs, M. D. Tabat, Opt. Lett. 14, 211 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. A. Gelbwachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1266 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. A. Gelbwachs, C. F. Klein, J. E. Wessel, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Laser Radar Conference (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Munich, 1979), pp. 36–38.

J. A. Gelbwachs, in Laser Spectroscopy VIII, W. Persson, S. Svanberg, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 409–410.

Jenkins, F. A.

F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976), App. V.

Klein, C. F.

J. A. Gelbwachs, C. F. Klein, J. E. Wessel, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Laser Radar Conference (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Munich, 1979), pp. 36–38.

Lee, S. A.

Liu, C. S.

C. S. Liu, P. J. Chantry, C. L. Chen, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 709, 132 (1986).

Marling, J. B.

J. B. Marling, J. Nislen, L. C. West, L. L. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 610 (1979).
[Crossref]

Nislen, J.

J. B. Marling, J. Nislen, L. C. West, L. L. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 610 (1979).
[Crossref]

Shay, T. M.

T. M. Shay, Y. C. Chung, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), p. 64.

She, C. Y.

Shimizu, H.

Tabat, M. D.

Taieb, G.

G. Taieb, H. P. Broida, J. Chem. Phys. 65, 2914 (1976).
[Crossref]

Wessel, J. E.

J. A. Gelbwachs, C. F. Klein, J. E. Wessel, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Laser Radar Conference (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Munich, 1979), pp. 36–38.

West, L. C.

J. B. Marling, J. Nislen, L. C. West, L. L. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 610 (1979).
[Crossref]

White, H. E.

F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976), App. V.

Wood, L. L.

J. B. Marling, J. Nislen, L. C. West, L. L. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 610 (1979).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. A. Gelbwachs, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1266 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. B. Marling, J. Nislen, L. C. West, L. L. Wood, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 610 (1979).
[Crossref]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

G. Taieb, H. P. Broida, J. Chem. Phys. 65, 2914 (1976).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

C. S. Liu, P. J. Chantry, C. L. Chen, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 709, 132 (1986).

Other (4)

J. A. Gelbwachs, in Laser Spectroscopy VIII, W. Persson, S. Svanberg, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 409–410.

F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976), App. V.

J. A. Gelbwachs, C. F. Klein, J. E. Wessel, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Laser Radar Conference (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Munich, 1979), pp. 36–38.

T. M. Shay, Y. C. Chung, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), p. 64.

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Fig. 1

Energy-level diagram for the metastable Mg atomic filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the experimental apparatus. BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Green and UV signals versus the IR laser power.

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