OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12379–12384

Unobtrusive interferometer tracking by path length oscillation for multidimensional spectroscopy

Kevin F. Lee, Adeline Bonvalet, Patrick Nuernberger, and Manuel Joffre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12379-12384 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012379


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (409 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We track the path difference between interferometer arms with few-nanometer accuracy without adding optics to the beam path. We measure the interference of a helium-neon beam that copropagates through the interferometer with midinfrared pulses used for multidimensional spectroscopy. This can indicate motion, but not direction. By oscillating the path length of one arm with a mirror on a piezoelectric stack and monitoring the oscillations of the recombined helium-neon beam, the direction can be calculated, and the path delay can be continuously tracked.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: July 7, 2009

Citation
Kevin F. Lee, Adeline Bonvalet, Patrick Nuernberger, and Manuel Joffre, "Unobtrusive interferometer tracking by path length oscillation for multidimensional spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 12379-12384 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12379


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. A. A. Michelson, "The relative motion of the Earth and the Luminiferous ether," Am. J. Sci. 22, 120-129 (1881).
  2. B. Abbott et al.(LIGO Scientific Collaboration), "Search for Gravitational-Wave Bursts from Soft Gamma Repeaters," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 211102 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. M. Jonas, "Two-Dimensional Femtosecond Spectroscopy," Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 54, 425-463 (2003).
  4. L. P. DeFlores, R. A. Nicodemus, and A. Tokmakoff, "Two-dimensional Fourier transform spectroscopy in the pump-probe geometry," Opt. Lett. 32, 2966-2968 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. M. Salour and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, "Observation of Ramsey’s Interference Fringes in the Profile of Doppler-Free Two-Photon Resonances," Phys. Rev. Lett. 38, 757-760 (1977). [CrossRef]
  6. N. F. Scherer, R. J. Carlson, A. Matro, M. Du, A. J. Ruggiero, V. Romero-Rochin, J. A. Cina, G. R. Fleming, and S. A. Rice, "Fluorescence-detected wave packet interferometry: Time resolved molecular spectroscopy with sequences of femtosecond phase-locked pulses," J. Chem. Phys. 95, 1487-1511 (1991). [CrossRef]
  7. T. Zhang, C. Borca, X. Li, and S. Cundiff, "Optical two-dimensional Fourier transform spectroscopy with active interferometric stabilization," Opt. Express 13, 7432-7441 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. C. J. Buchenauer and A. R. Jacobson, "Quadrature interferometer for plasma density measurements," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 48, 769-774 (1977). [CrossRef]
  9. M. U. Wehner, M. H. Ulm, and M. Wegener, "Scanning interferometer stabilized by use of Pancharatnam’s phase," Opt. Lett. 22, 1455-1457 (1997). [CrossRef]
  10. Q1. S. Pancharatnam, "Generalized Theory of Interference and its Applications," Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. Sect. A 44, 247-262 (1956).
  11. N. Belabas and M. Joffre, "Visible-infrared two-dimensional Fourier-transform spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 27, 2043-2045 (2002). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Winter, M. Wollenhaupt, and T. Baumert, "Coherent matter waves for ultrafast laser pulse characterization," Opt. Commun. 264, 285 - 292 (2006). [CrossRef]
  13. E. H. G. Backus, S. Garrett-Roe, and P. Hamm, "Phasing problem of heterodyne-detected two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 33, 2665-2667 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. A. D. Bristow, D. Karaiskaj, X. Dai, and S. T. Cundiff, "All-optical retrieval of the global phase for two-dimensional Fourier-transform spectroscopy," Opt. Express 16, 18017-18027 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. A. L. Besse and J. G. Kelley, "Interferometer for Shock Tube," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 37, 1497-1499 (1966). [CrossRef]
  16. V. Volkov, R. Shanz, and P. Hamm, "Active phase stabilization in Fourier-transform two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 30, 2010-2012 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. G. D. Goodno, G. Dadusc, and R. J. D. Miller, "Ultrafast heterodyne-detected transient-grating spectroscopy using diffractive optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1791-1794 (1998). [CrossRef]
  18. A. A. Maznev, K. A. Nelson, and J. Rogers, "Optical heterodyne detection of laser-induced gratings," Opt. Lett. 23, 1319-1321 (1998). [CrossRef]
  19. S.-H. Shim, D. B. Strasfeld, Y. L. Ling, and M. T. Zanni, "Automated 2D IR spectroscopy using a mid-IR pulse shaper and application of this technology to the human islet amyloid polypeptide," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, 14197-14202 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. K. Gundogdu, K. W. Stone, D. B. Turner, and K. A. Nelson, "Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy made easy," Chem. Phys. 341, 89 - 94 (2007). [CrossRef]
  21. U. Selig, F. Langhojer, F. Dimler, T. Löhrig, C. Schwarz, B. Gieseking, and T. Brixner, "Inherently phase-stable coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy using only conventional optics," Opt. Lett. 33, 2851-2853 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. M. J. Nee, R. McCanne, K. J. Kubarych, and M. Joffre, "Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy detected by chirped pulse upconversion," Opt. Lett. 32, 713-715 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. L. Lepetit, G. Chériaux, and M. Joffre, "Linear techniques of phase measurement by femtosecond spectral interferometry for applications in spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2467-2474 (1995). [CrossRef]
  24. K. F. Lee, K. J. Kubarych, A. Bonvalet, and M. Joffre, "Characterization of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, A54-A62 (2008). [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