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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7375–7387

Referenced passive spectroscopy using dual frequency combs

Sylvain Boudreau and Jérôme Genest  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7375-7387 (2012)

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A referenced passive spectroscopy scheme using infrared frequency combs is presented. We perform a noise analysis and compare the results with a classical Fourier transform spectrometer. Experimental results are shown and great agreement with theory is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2012
Published: March 15, 2012

Sylvain Boudreau and Jérôme Genest, "Referenced passive spectroscopy using dual frequency combs," Opt. Express 20, 7375-7387 (2012)

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