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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 22 — Oct. 31, 2005
  • pp: 8837–8844

Ultrashort pulse Cr4+:YAG laser for high precision infrared frequency interval measurements

A. J. Alcock, P. Ma, P. J. Poole, S. Chepurov, A. Czajkowski, J. E. Bernard, A. A. Madej, J. M. Fraser, I. V. Mitchell, I. T. Sorokina, and E. Sorokin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 22, pp. 8837-8844 (2005)

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A cavity stabilized, SESAM mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser capable of generating sub-100 fs pulses has been developed. Locking the 130-MHz pulse repetition frequency to that of a hydrogen maser-referenced frequency synthesizer provides a 30-nm wide frequency comb for the 1530-nm wavelength region. In conjunction with a pair of acetylene stabilized, external cavity diode lasers, this laser provides a high precision measurement tool for the determination of acetylene transition frequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation

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Original Manuscript: September 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

A. Alcock, P. Ma, P. Poole, S. Chepurov, A. Czajkowski, J. Bernard, A. Madej, J. Fraser, I. Mitchell, I. Sorokina, and E. Sorokin, "Ultrashort pulse Cr4+:YAG laser for high precision infrared frequency interval measurements," Opt. Express 13, 8837-8844 (2005)

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