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Publication Citation: High resolution spectroscopy using fiber-laser frequency combs

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Author(s): Ian R. Coddington; William C. Swann; Nathan R. Newbury;
Title: High resolution spectroscopy using fiber-laser frequency combs
Published: June 08, 2008
Abstract: The output of a femtosecond fiber laser can be both spectrally broadened and stabilized, thereby providing a broadband coherent source in the near infrared. In the frequency domain, the result is a frequency comb with frequency stabilities at the millihertz level, while in the time domain, the result is an optical pulse train with sub-femtosecond relative timing jitter. This coherent source can be used for high-resolution measurements in a range of areas including frequency metrology, ranging, vibrometry, and spectroscopy. We will discuss the performance of these sources, focusing on recent work applying them to high-resolution spectroscopy.
Proceedings: Tech. Dig., Conf. on Prec. Electromagn. Meas.
Pages: 2 pp.
Location: Broomfield, CO
Dates: June 8-13, 2008
Keywords: fiber laser;frequency comb;HCN;spectroscopy
Research Areas: Spectroscopy
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