We present a laser configuration capable of fast frequency changes with a high power output and a large tuning range. The system integrates frequency tuning with an acousto-optic modulator with a double pass tapered amplifier. A compensation circuit keeps the seed power constant and prevents damage to the amplifier. A single mode fiber decouples the modulation and amplification sections and keeps the alignment fixed. The small power required to saturate the amplifier makes the system very reliable. We use the system to obtain a dipole trap that we image using a beam derived from the same configuration.
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Research Article| January 27 2012
High power rapidly tunable system for laser cooling
V. M. Valenzuela;
V. M. Valenzuela, L. Hernández, E. Gomez; High power rapidly tunable system for laser cooling. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 January 2012; 83 (1): 015111. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3680612
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