OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12341–12346

Mid-infrared wavelength- and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator

I.D. Lindsay, P. Groß, C.J. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12341-12346 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012341


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (110 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We describe the implementation of the wavelength- and frequency-modulation spectroscopy techniques using a singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a fiber-amplified diode laser. Frequency modulation of the diode laser was transferred to the OPO’s mid-infrared idler output, avoiding the need for external modulation devices. This approach thus provides a means of implementing these important techniques with powerful, widely tunable, mid-infrared sources while retaining the simple, flexible modulation properties of diode lasers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
I. D. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. J. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, "Mid-infrared wavelength- and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 14, 12341-12346 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12341


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. S. Bomse, A. C. Stanton and J. A. Silver, "Frequency-modulation and wavelength modulation spectroscopies - comparison of experimental methods using a Lead-Salt Diode-Laser," Appl. Opt. 31, 718-731 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. F. S. Pavone and M. Inguscio, "Frequency-modulation and wavelength-modulation spectroscopies - comparison of experimental methods using an AlGaAs Diode-Laser," Appl. Phys. B. 56, 118-122 (1993). [CrossRef]
  3. H. J. Li, G. B. Rieker, X. Liu, J. B. Jeffries and R. K. Hanson, "Extension of wavelength-modulation spectroscopy to large modulation depth for diode laser absorption measurements in high-pressure gases," Appl. Opt. 45, 1052-1061 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. A. A. Kosterev, Y. A. Bakhirkin, R. F. Curl and F. K. Tittel, "Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 27, 1902-1904 (2002). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Borri, S. Bartalini, P. de Natale, M. Inguscio, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, "Frequency modulation spectroscopy by means of quantum-cascade lasers," Appl. Phys. B. 85, 223-229 (2006). [CrossRef]
  6. P. Maddaloni, G. Gagliardi, P. Malara and P. De Natale, "A 3.5-mW continuous-wave difference-frequency source around 3 mu m for sub-Doppler molecular spectroscopy," Appl. Phys. B. 80, 141-145 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. M. van Herpen, S. E. Bisson, A. K. Y. Ngai, F. J. M. Harren, "Combined wide pump tuning and high power of a continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. B. 78, 281-286 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. J. Ng, A. H. Kung, A. Miklos and P. Hess, "Sensitive wavelength-modulated photoacoustic spectroscopy with a pulsed optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 29, 1206-1208 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. I. D. Lindsay, B. Adhimoolam, P. Gross, M. E. Klein and K. J. Boller, "110GHz rapid, continuous tuning from an optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber-amplified DBR diode laser," Opt. Express 13, 1234-1239 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. M. E. Klein, P. Gross, K. J. Boller, M. Auerbach, P. Wessels and C. Fallnich, "Rapidly tunable continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 920-922 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. A. Henderson and R. Stafford, "Low threshold, singly-resonant CWOPO pumped by an all-fiber pump source," Opt. Express 14, 767-772 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. J. P. Koplow, D. A. V. Kliner and L. Goldberg, "Single-mode operation of a coiled multimode fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 25, 442-444 (2000). [CrossRef]
  13. L. S. Rothman et al. "The HITRAN 2004 molecular spectroscopic database," J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 96, 139-204 (2005). [CrossRef]
  14. G. C. Bjorklund, M. D. Levenson, W. Lenth and C. Ortiz, "Frequency modulation (FM) spectroscopy. Theory of lineshapes and signal-to-noise analysis," Appl. Phys. B. B32, 145-52 (1983). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 
Fig. 4.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited