A Fizeau wavelength meter was used to compensate for fluctuations in the longitudinal mode structure and wavelength of a pulsed dye laser. The average laser linewidth was effectively narrowed by selection of laser pulses with a single longitudinal mode. These techniques were recently employed to measure some atomic transition wavelengths in ¯pHe + to fractional precisions greater than 1 part in 107. The wavelengths were absolutely calibrated against iodine or tellurium lines by absorption spectroscopy or against neon or argon lines by optogalvanic spectroscopy.
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(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
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Masaki Hori, Ryugo S. Hayano, Eberhard Widmann, and Hiroyuki A. Torii, "Resolution enhancement of ¯pHe+ atomic line profiles measured with a pulsed dye laser and a Fizeau wavelength meter," Opt. Lett. 28, 2479-2481 (2003)