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A tunable CW UV laser with <35kHz absolute frequency instability for precision spectroscopy of Sr Rydberg states: supporting data Open Access

We present a solid-state laser system that generates over 200 mW of continuous-wave, narrowband light, tunable from 316.3 nm - 317.7 nm and 318.0 nm - 319.3 nm. The laser is based on commercially available fiber amplifiers and optical frequency doubling technology, along with sum frequency generation in a periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate crystal. The laser frequency is stabilized to an atomic-referenced high finesse optical transfer cavity. Using a GPS-referenced optical frequency comb we measure a long term frequency instability of less than 35 kHz for timescales between 10^{-3} s and 10^{3} s. As an application we perform spectroscopy of Sr Rydberg states from n = 37 - 81, demonstrating mode-hop-free scans of 24 GHz. In a cold atomic sample we measure Doppler-limited linewidths of 350 kHz.

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Contact person: Bridge, Elizabeth M. 1
Creator: Bridge, Elizabeth M. 1
Creator: Keegan, Niamh C. 1
Creator: Bounds, Alistair D. 1
Creator: Boddy, Danielle 1
Creator: Sadler, Daniel P. 1
Creator: Jones, Matthew P. A. 1
1 Durham University, UK
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Grant EP/J007021/
EU Grant FP7-ICT-2013-612862-HAIRS
EU Grant H2020-FETPROACT-2014-640378-RYSQ
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Rydberg states
Lasers, solid-state
Lasers, tunable
Lasers, ultraviolet
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Atomic physics
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https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-24-3-2281
arxiv:1512.04888
doi:10.1364/OE.24.002281
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doi:10.15128/1v53jw96n
ark:/32150/1v53jw96n
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY)

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Durham University
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