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Sensitivity scaling of dual frequency comb spectroscopy

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Author(s)

Ian R. Coddington, William C. Swann, Nathan R. Newbury

Abstract

Coherent dual comb spectroscopy can harness many inherent strengths of frequency combs to provide high-resolution, high-accuracy measurements of a sample response (in both magnitude and phase) on a single detector. We will discuss the noise scaling properties of this technique and show that a useful figure of merit is the product of the signal-to-noise ratio and the number of spectra elements. When normalized by the square root of the observation time, this figure of merit is 10^6 to 10^7 Hz ^1/2 for a single detector and fiber-laser based system. We will discuss the scaling laws, performance, and corresponding strengths and weaknesses of coherent dual comb spectroscopy in the context of our recent results that achieved a figure of merit of 2 x 10^6 Hz^1/2 in a spectral band around 1560 nm.
Conference Dates
June 22-24, 2010
Conference Location
Columbus, OH
Conference Title
International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

Keywords

frequency combs, spectroscopy

Citation

Coddington, I. , Swann, W. and Newbury, N. (2010), Sensitivity scaling of dual frequency comb spectroscopy, International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy , Columbus, OH, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905098 (Accessed June 15, 2024)

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Created June 15, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017