Amplified spontaneous emission on sodium D-lines using nonresonant optical pumping

T. D. Petukhov, G. S. Evtushenko, E. N. Tel’Minov

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We describe experiments on the excitation of amplified spontaneous emission on the D-lines of sodium (D2 = 588.9 nm; D1 = 589.6 nm) with longitudinal optical pumping with a large detuning from the D2 line toward shorter wavelengths. The radiation spectra are measured, showing gain on both lines, at a Na concentration of (1-5) × 1014 cm-3, buffer gas (helium) pressure of 600 Torr at the working temperature, and pumping power density of more than 1.5 MW/cm2. The time characteristics show that the output radiation varies versus the concentration of sodium atoms in the active medium. The dependences of radiation absorption at the D-lines of sodium on the concentration of Na atoms and buffer gas pressure are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalAtmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Active optical system
  • Alkaline metals
  • Amplified spontaneous emission
  • Optical pumping
  • Sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science

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