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dc.contributor.advisor Hulet, Randall G
dc.creatorLuo, Henry
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T17:22:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-01T17:22:08Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-02-14
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.identifier.citation Luo, Henry. "Second-Harmonic Generation for Narrow-Line Cooling of 7Li." (2017) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/96050.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96050
dc.description.abstract Laser cooling of lithium atoms is usually performed on the 2S1/2 to 2P3/2 transition at 671 nm. The Doppler temperature of this transition, which is the limit temperature of laser cooling, is 140 µK. The 2S1/2 to 3P3/2 transition at 323 nm has a Doppler temperature 7 times smaller than that of the 671 nm transition. With the 323 nm transition, it is possible to reach a temperature low enough for an all-optical production of a Bose-Einstein condensate. The 323 nm light is produced by second-harmonic generation (SHG). We present our design of the laser system that generates light at 646 nm and the frequency-doubling cavity for SHG. The laser frequency is stabilized by a Fabry-Perot cavity and an Iodine transition.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectSecond-harmonic generation
Laser cooling
dc.title Second-Harmonic Generation for Narrow-Line Cooling of 7Li
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T17:22:08Z
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thesis.degree.department Applied Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
thesis.degree.major Applied Physics/Physics


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