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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2934–2939

Cavity dispersion tuning spectroscopy of tellurium near 444.4 nm

James Coker, Haoquan Fan, C. P. McRaven, P. M. Rupasinghe, T. Zh. Yang, N. E. Shafer-Ray, and J. E. Furneaux  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 2934-2939 (2011)

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We present saturation absorption spectroscopy of transitions in Te 2 near 444.4 nm . These spectra were taken using a blue diode laser locked to a Fabry–Perot (FP) cavity that is in turn locked to a Zeeman-stabilized helium–neon laser. Tuning of the diode laser frequency is accomplished by N 2 pressure tuning of the FP cavity. The result is a tuning frequency that is proportional to the dispersion of the index of refraction between the helium neon and diode laser wavelengths. We assess the stability of the blue laser frequency by scanning over a single Te 2 absorption line repeatedly over a 48 h period. This work is motivated by our desire to produce a versatile frequency-locked source of radiation for use in molecular optical polarization experiments.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

James Coker, Haoquan Fan, C. P. McRaven, P. M. Rupasinghe, T. Zh. Yang, N. E. Shafer-Ray, and J. E. Furneaux, "Cavity dispersion tuning spectroscopy of tellurium near 444.4 nm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2934-2939 (2011)

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