Abstract

A high-power continuous-wave coherent light source at 253.7nm is described. It is based on a solid-state Yb:YAG disk laser with two successive frequency doubling stages and is capable of generating stable output powers of up to 750mW. Spectroscopy of the 6S016P13 transition of mercury has been demonstrated.

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Couillaud, B.

T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
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Eikema, K. S. E.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fortson, E. N.

M. V. Romalis, W. C. Griffith, J. P. Jacobs, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2505 (2001).
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Freegarde, T.

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[CrossRef]

Fry, E. S.

E. S. Fry, T. Walther, and S. Li, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4381 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fukui, T.

Graf, M.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Griffith, W. C.

M. V. Romalis, W. C. Griffith, J. P. Jacobs, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2505 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gustafsson, U.

J. Alnis, U. Gustafsson, G. Somesfalean, and S. Svanberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 1234 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hänsch, T. W.

K. S. E. Eikema, J. Walz, and T. W. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5679 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

R. Wallenstein and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 14, 353 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Harber, D. M.

D. M. Harber and M. V. Romalis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 013402 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Harder, C.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Huber, G.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Iwane, T.

Jacobs, J. P.

M. V. Romalis, W. C. Griffith, J. P. Jacobs, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2505 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keller, U.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

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Kleinman, D. A.

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, J. Mod. Opt. 39, 3597 (1968).

Kondo, K.

Kubota, S.

Kullberg, M. P.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Kumagai, H.

Li, S.

E. S. Fry, T. Walther, and S. Li, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4381 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mabuchi, H.

Midorikawa, K.

Mix, E.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Moser, M.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

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Oka, M.

Paschotta, R.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Polzik, E. S.

Romalis, M. V.

M. V. Romalis, W. C. Griffith, J. P. Jacobs, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2505 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. M. Harber and M. V. Romalis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 013402 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Schweitzer, W. G.

Somesfalean, G.

J. Alnis, U. Gustafsson, G. Somesfalean, and S. Svanberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 1234 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Specht, S.

M. G. Zadnik, S. Specht, and F. Begeman, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Process. 89, 103 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Spühler, G. J.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Svanberg, S.

J. Alnis, U. Gustafsson, G. Somesfalean, and S. Svanberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 1234 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tatsuki, K.

Umezo, N.

Wada, H.

Wallenstein, R.

R. Wallenstein and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 14, 353 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Walther, T.

E. S. Fry, T. Walther, and S. Li, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4381 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Walz, J.

K. S. E. Eikema, J. Walz, and T. W. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5679 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zadnik, M. G.

M. G. Zadnik, S. Specht, and F. Begeman, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Process. 89, 103 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Zimmermann, C.

T. Freegarde and C. Zimmermann, Opt. Commun. 199, 435 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 285 (2001).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Alnis, U. Gustafsson, G. Somesfalean, and S. Svanberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 1234 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Process. (1)

M. G. Zadnik, S. Specht, and F. Begeman, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Process. 89, 103 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

G. D. Boyd and D. A. Kleinman, J. Mod. Opt. 39, 3597 (1968).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (3)

R. Wallenstein and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Commun. 14, 353 (1975).
[CrossRef]

T. W. Hänsch and B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

T. Freegarde and C. Zimmermann, Opt. Commun. 199, 435 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

D. M. Harber and M. V. Romalis, Phys. Rev. A 63, 013402 (2000).
[CrossRef]

E. S. Fry, T. Walther, and S. Li, Phys. Rev. A 52, 4381 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. V. Romalis, W. C. Griffith, J. P. Jacobs, and E. N. Fortson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2505 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. S. E. Eikema, J. Walz, and T. W. Hänsch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5679 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. Yb, Yb:YAG disk; Et, etalon; P, Peltier element; T, thermistor; Ly, birefringent (Lyot) filter; M1–M9, laser output coupling mirror and cavity mirrors; PZT, piezoelectric transducer; FI, Faraday isolator; WM, wavemeter; ML, mode-matching lens; CL, cylindrical lens; HC, error signal generation by the Hänsch–Couillaud method; L, lens; PD1, PD2, UV photodiodes; Hg, mercury vapor cell; LBO, lithium triborate; BBO, B-barium borate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output power P gr at 507.5 nm obtained from the first cavity as a function of the IR input power P ir at 1015 nm . (b) Output power P uv at 253.7 nm generated in the second cavity as a function of the green input power P gr . Insets, long-term measurements of the output power P uv as a function of time at two different power levels.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Absorption spectrum of the S 0 1 P 1 3 transition of atomic mercury. (b) Line centers of the different mercury isotopes. Letters indicate hyperfine components of the odd isotopes. a, F = 1 2 ; b, F = 3 2 ; c, F = 5 2 .

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