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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1985
  • pp: 815–828

Broadly tunable microcomputer-controlled color-center laser for intracavity and extracavity sub-Doppler spectroscopy

H. Adams, R. Brüggemann, P. Dietrich, D. Kirsten, H. Solka, and W. Urban  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 815-828 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.2.000815


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Abstract

A microcomputer-controlled color-center laser has been designed for broadband tunability and high-resolution sub-Doppler spectroscopy. The application of the programming language FORTH for the controlling software provides high versatility and universal applicability to microcomputer-controlled laser spectrometers. Different tuning modes were optimized, allowing continuous-frequency scans over several wave numbers with a resolution of 15 MHz as well as high-resolution scans over 2 GHz with a step width of <100 kHz. Intracavity and extracavity detection techniques were tested on the ν1 fundamental band of isothiocyanic acid and on the hydrofluoric acid P(4) vibration-rotation transition, indicating a resolution limit of <10−5 cm−1 for the spectrometer.

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H. Adams, R. Brüggemann, P. Dietrich, D. Kirsten, H. Solka, and W. Urban, "Broadly tunable microcomputer-controlled color-center laser for intracavity and extracavity sub-Doppler spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 815-828 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-2-5-815


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