Abstract

The low-frequency tail of an octave-spanning supercontinuum (SC) generated by an Er:fiber comb is enhanced by a multipass Ho:YLF amplifier and used in a sum-frequency-generation scheme to obtain absolute referencing of a single-mode Tm-Ho:YAG laser tunable around 2.09μm. By tuning the comb repetition frequency, the probing laser is scanned across the absorption lines of a CO2 gas sample and highly accurate absorption profiles are measured. This approach can be readily scaled to any wavelength above 2μm.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Chardonnet, C.

Chen, L.

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Coluccelli, N.

Daussy, C.

De Natale, P.

Di Lieto, A.

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Fasci, E.

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Guinet, M.

Hänsch, T. W.

Holman, K. W.

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Jones, R. J.

J. Ye, R. J. Jones, L. Chen, K. W. Holman, and D. J. Jones, in Astrophysics, Clocks and Fundamental Constants (Lecture Notes Phys. 648), S.G.Karshenboim and E.Peik, eds. (Springer, 2004).

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E. R. Hudson, H. J. Lewandowski, B. C. Sawyer, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 143004 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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E. R. Hudson, H. J. Lewandowski, B. C. Sawyer, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 143004 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Ye, R. J. Jones, L. Chen, K. W. Holman, and D. J. Jones, in Astrophysics, Clocks and Fundamental Constants (Lecture Notes Phys. 648), S.G.Karshenboim and E.Peik, eds. (Springer, 2004).

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A. Gambetta, E. Fasci, A. Castrillo, M. Marangoni, G. Galzerano, G. Casa, P. Laporta, and L. Gianfrani, New J. Phys. 12, 103006 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

A. Shelkovnikov, R. J. Butcher, C. Chardonnet, and A. Amy-Klein, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 150801 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. R. Hudson, H. J. Lewandowski, B. C. Sawyer, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 143004 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. Ye, R. J. Jones, L. Chen, K. W. Holman, and D. J. Jones, in Astrophysics, Clocks and Fundamental Constants (Lecture Notes Phys. 648), S.G.Karshenboim and E.Peik, eds. (Springer, 2004).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the setup for absolute frequency measurement of CO 2 line at 2.09 μm . BS: beam splitter; DBS: dichroic beam splitter; PPLN: periodically poled LiNbO 3 crystal; G: grating; PD: Si photodiode; CM: chirped mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output spectra of the SC Er:fiber source and CW Tm-Ho:YAG laser ( 7 nm RBW). (b) Spectra at the output of the PPLN crystal ( 0.5 nm RBW): SH of the comb generated by the Ho:YLF amplifier (blue line), SH of the Tm-Ho:YAG laser (black line), and resulting SF comb (red line).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

RF spectrum of the beatnotes acquired with the self-referencing nonlinear interferometer: f b , beatnote between SF and SC combs; f 0 , comb offset frequency; f p , parasitic beatnote; f r , repetition rate. Inset: detail of the beatnote generated by the 1.03 μm SC tail and the SF comb.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Averaged transmission profile (five scans) of the P28f line of the C 12 O 2 16 isotopologue (red line), and fit (black line) calculated with a Galatry profile; (b) residuals of the fit; (c) the average center frequency of the P28f line is ν P 28 f = 143.4326625 ( 2 ) THz .

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Table 1 Center Frequencies of the Investigated C 12 O 16 2 Lines

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