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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5275–5286

Multi-delay, phase coherent pulse pair generation for precision Ramsey-frequency comb spectroscopy

J. Morgenweg and K. S. E. Eikema  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5275-5286 (2013)

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We demonstrate the generation of phase-stable mJ-pulse pairs at programmable inter-pulse delays up to hundreds of nanoseconds. A detailed investigation of potential sources for phase shifts during the parametric amplification of the selected pulses from a Ti:Sapphire frequency comb is presented, both numerically and experimentally. It is shown that within the statistical error of the phase measurement of 10 mrad, there is no dependence of the differential phase shift over the investigated inter-pulse delay range of more than 300 ns. In combination with nonlinear upconversion of the amplified pulses, the presented system will potentially enable short wavelength (<100 nm), multi-transition Ramsey-frequency comb spectroscopy at the kHz-level.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2013
Published: February 25, 2013

J. Morgenweg and K. S. E. Eikema, "Multi-delay, phase coherent pulse pair generation for precision Ramsey-frequency comb spectroscopy," Opt. Express 21, 5275-5286 (2013)

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