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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3976–3985

High resolution spectroscopy of ammonia in a hollow-core fiber

Ana M. Cubillas, Jan Hald, and Jan C. Petersen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3976-3985 (2008)

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We have demonstrated frequency modulation saturation spectroscopy of the ν13 band of ammonia in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers (HC-PBFs). Previously blended lines have been resolved and the corresponding molecular transitions assigned. Cross-over resonances are observed between transitions that do not share a common level. We have measured the pressure dependence of the line shape and determined the collisional self-broadening coefficients for ammonia. The many absorption lines of ammonia in the 1.5 µm wavelength region are potential frequency references lines for optical communication as well as candidates for spectroscopic trace gas monitoring.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2008
Published: March 10, 2008

Ana M. Cubillas, Jan Hald, and Jan C. Petersen, "High resolution spectroscopy of ammonia in a hollow-core fiber," Opt. Express 16, 3976-3985 (2008)

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