Abstract

We present the first implementation of mid-infrared dual-comb spectroscopy with an optical parametric oscillator. Methane absorption spectroscopy was demonstrated with a resolution of 0.2cm1 (5 GHz) at an acquisition time of 10.4ms over a spectral coverage at 29003050cm1. The average power from each individual mid-infrared comb line was 1μW, representing a power level much greater than typical difference-frequency-generation sources. Mid-infrared dual-comb spectroscopy opens up unique opportunities to perform broadband spectroscopic measurements with high resolution, high requisition rate, and high detection sensitivity.

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2012 (3)

2011 (2)

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[CrossRef]

Z. Zhang, J. Sun, T. Gardiner, and D. T. Reid, Opt. Express 19, 17127 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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J.-D. Deschenes, P. Giaccarri, and J. Genest, Opt. Express 18, 23358 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Giaccari, J.-D. Deschênes, P. Saucier, J. Genest, and P. Tremblay, Opt. Express 16, 4347 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

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Brehm, M.

Coddington, I.

E. Baumann, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, A. M. Zolot, I. Coddington, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. A 84, 062513 (2011).
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I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
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Deschenes, J.-D.

Deschênes, J.-D.

Fang, X.

Gardiner, T.

Genest, J.

Giaccari, P.

Giaccarri, P.

Giorgetta, F. R.

E. Baumann, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, A. M. Zolot, I. Coddington, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. A 84, 062513 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gohle, C.

Griffiths, P. R.

P. R. Griffiths and J. A. De Haseth, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (Wiley, 2007).

Gu, C.

Guelachvili, G.

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Opt. Lett. 37, 4847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, arXiv:1201.4177 (2012) (to be published).

Hänsch, T. W.

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Opt. Lett. 37, 4847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, arXiv:1201.4177 (2012) (to be published).

Holzwarth, R.

Ideguchi, T.

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Opt. Lett. 37, 4847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, arXiv:1201.4177 (2012) (to be published).

Jacquet, P.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Keilmann, F.

Maier, R. R. J.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

McNaghten, E. D.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Newbury, N. R.

E. Baumann, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, A. M. Zolot, I. Coddington, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. A 84, 062513 (2011).
[CrossRef]

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Picqué, N.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Opt. Lett. 37, 4847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, arXiv:1201.4177 (2012) (to be published).

Poisson, A.

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Opt. Lett. 37, 4847 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, arXiv:1201.4177 (2012) (to be published).

Reid, D. T.

Saucier, P.

Schliesser, A.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Schliesser, M. Brehm, F. Keilmann, and D. van der Weide, Opt. Express 13, 9029 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sorokin, E.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sorokina, I. T.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sun, J.

Swann, W. C.

E. Baumann, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, A. M. Zolot, I. Coddington, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. A 84, 062513 (2011).
[CrossRef]

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Thon, R.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tillman, K. A.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tremblay, P.

van der Weide, D.

Wang, C.

Zhang, Z.

Zolot, A. M.

E. Baumann, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, A. M. Zolot, I. Coddington, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. A 84, 062513 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

E. Baumann, F. R. Giorgetta, W. C. Swann, A. M. Zolot, I. Coddington, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. A 84, 062513 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

P. R. Griffiths and J. A. De Haseth, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (Wiley, 2007).

T. Ideguchi, A. Poisson, G. Guelachvili, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, arXiv:1201.4177 (2012) (to be published).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Layout of the mid-IR dual-comb spectrometer. MLL, mode-locked laser; BS, beam splitter; PPLN, periodically poled lithium niobate.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Time-domain interferogram (Δf=96Hz). One of the mid-IR pulse sequences operated in a double-pulse mode.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Fourier-transform spectrum expressed in the RF (lower axis) and optical (upper axis) domains.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Normalized methane absorption spectra for single measurements (top 4 traces, black) and an averaged spectrum (bottom trace, blue).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Comparison between the measured and simulated absorption spectrum (fitting parameters: 0.65% methane at 1 atm; 20 cm cell; resolution=0.2cm1).

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