High-power deep-UV laser for improved and novel experiments on hydrogen
This dissertation details the design, performance, and cavity enhancement of a novel, high-power coherent 243.1 nm laser system, and through simulations, its ability to trap hydrogen in a magic wavelength optical trap. This wavelength of light is necessary to address the 1S–2S two-photon transition in hydrogen, and the primary motivation behind development of this laser system is obtaining high enough 243.1 nm powers for two-photon cooling of hydrogen. Due to the light mass of hydrogen, high precision spectroscopy of hydrogen is limited by unwanted motional effects, which could be mitigated with ...
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