Lyman-a source for laser cooling antihydrogen

G. Gabrielse, B. Glowacz, D. Grzonka, C. D. Hamley, E. A. Hessels, N. Jones, G. Khatri, S. A. Lee, C. Meisenhelder, T. Morrison, E. Nottet, C. Rasor, S. Ronald, T. Skinner, C. H. Storry, E. Tardiff, D. Yost, D. Martinez Zambrano*, M. Zielinski

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We present a Lyman-a laser developed for cooling trapped antihydrogen. The system is based on a pulsed Ti:sapphire laser operating at 729 nm that is frequency doubled using an LBO crystal and then frequency tripled in a Kr/Ar gas cell. After frequency conversion, this system produces up to 5.7 μW of average power at the Lyman-a wavelength. This laser is part of the ATRAP experiment at the antiproton decelerator in CERN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2905-2908
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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