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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 4000–4007

Multipass cell design for Stark-modulation spectroscopy

Christoph Dyroff, Andreas Zahn, Wolfgang Freude, Bernd Jänker, and Peter Werle  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 19, pp. 4000-4007 (2007)

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A multipass cell for absorption measurements with an additionally applied homogeneous electric field for Stark effect measurements is described. The configuration is based on two ring mirrors, where the laser beam propagates between two nested cylindrical-wall electrodes. The total optical path length achieved is 40   m . The beam pointing stability of this setup is investigated and compared to a confocal-type Herriott cell of the same base length, employing numerical simulations. The exit beam pointing stability is found to be very good. The response measurements show fast exchange times, which agree well with theoretical values.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(260.6580) Physical optics : Stark effect
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation

ToC Category:
Absorption and Cavity-Based Techniques

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2007
Published: June 12, 2007

Christoph Dyroff, Andreas Zahn, Wolfgang Freude, Bernd Jänker, and Peter Werle, "Multipass cell design for Stark-modulation spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 46, 4000-4007 (2007)

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