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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7440–7449

Doppler-free polarization spectroscopy with a quantum cascade laser at 4.3 μm

S. Bartalini, S. Borri, and P. De Natale  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7440-7449 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007440


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Abstract

We report on what we believe to be the first Doppler-free polarization spectroscopy with a quantum cascade laser. A hot-band CO2 transition around 4.3 μm wavelength has been used to test the potential of the technique for high-resolution spectroscopy and wide-bandwidth quantum cascade laser frequency stabilization.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2009
Published: April 21, 2009

Citation
S. Bartalini, S. Borri, and P. De Natale, "Doppler-free polarization spectroscopy with a quantum cascade laser at 4.3 µm," Opt. Express 17, 7440-7449 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7440


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