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  • 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)

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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.

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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

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

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)

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