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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 1299–1301

Calibration of diode laser spectra using a confocal etalon

Donald E. Jennings  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1299-1301 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.001299


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Original Manuscript: December 30, 1983
Published: May 1, 1984

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Donald E. Jennings, "Calibration of diode laser spectra using a confocal etalon," Appl. Opt. 23, 1299-1301 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-9-1299


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References

  1. See, for example, S. P. Reddy, W. Ivanic, V. M. Devi, A. Baldacci, K. N. Rao, A. W. Mantz, R. S. Eng, “Tunable diode laser spectroscopy in the infrared: some practical considerations of techniques and calibration with ν2 lines of HCN,” Appl. Opt. 18, 1350 (1979). [CrossRef]
  2. M. Hercher, “The sperical mirror Fabry-Perot interferometer,” Appl. Opt. 7, 951 (1968); P. Connes, “Augmentation du produit luminosité x résolution des interférometres par l’emploi d’une différence de marche indépendente de l’incidence,” Rev. Opt. 35, 37 (1956); see also the use of a semiconfocal etalon by A. S. Pine, K. W. Nill, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 74, 43 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. E. Jennings, “Absolute lines strengths in ν4, 12CH4: a dual-beam diode laser spectrometer with sweep integration,” Appl. Opt. 19, 2695 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. The etalon produces a fringe pattern in He–Ne laser light and could be stabilized indefinitely, if necessary, to within ~1 MHz by locking to a He–Ne fringe. The FSR of 6328-Å He–Ne laser corresponds to 8 MHz at 12 μm.
  5. E. D. Hinkley, C. Freed, “Direct observation of the Lorenztian line shape as limited by quantum phase noise in a laser above threshold,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 277 (1969). [CrossRef]
  6. D. E. Jennings, J. J. Hillman, “Shock isolator for diode laser operation on a closed-cycle refrigerator,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 48, 1568 (1977). [CrossRef]
  7. The etalon cavity might also be used as a sample chamber in this mode to increase the effective optical path through the sample. This was tried here and found to enhance line absorptions by a factor of ~20.

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