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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5430–5439

Acetylene frequency references in gas-filled hollow optical fiber and photonic microcells

Chenchen Wang, Natalie V. Wheeler, Coralie Fourcade-Dutin, Michael Grogan, Thomas D. Bradley, Brian R. Washburn, Fetah Benabid, and Kristan L. Corwin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 22, pp. 5430-5439 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.005430


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Abstract

Gas-filled hollow optical fiber references based on the P(13) transition of the ν13 band of C122H2 promise portability with moderate accuracy and stability. Previous realizations are corrected (<1σ) by using proper modeling of a shift due to line-shape. To improve portability, a sealed photonic microcell is characterized on the C122H2ν13 P(23) transition with somewhat reduced accuracy and stability. Effects of the photonic crystal fiber, including surface modes, are explored. Both polarization-maintaining (PM) and non-PM 7-cell photonic bandgap fiber are shown to be unsuitable for kilohertz-level frequency references.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013

Citation
Chenchen Wang, Natalie V. Wheeler, Coralie Fourcade-Dutin, Michael Grogan, Thomas D. Bradley, Brian R. Washburn, Fetah Benabid, and Kristan L. Corwin, "Acetylene frequency references in gas-filled hollow optical fiber and photonic microcells," Appl. Opt. 52, 5430-5439 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-22-5430


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