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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1641–1643

Narrow-line phase-locked quantum cascade laser in the 9.2 μ m range

Franck Bielsa, Albane Douillet, Tristan Valenzuela, Jean-Philippe Karr, and Laurent Hilico  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1641-1643 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001641


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Abstract

We report the operation of a 50 mW continuous-wave quantum cascade laser (QCL) in the 9.2 μ m range, phase locked to a single-mode C O 2 laser with a tunable frequency offset. The wide free-running emission spectrum of the QCL ( 3 5 MHz ) is strongly narrowed down to the kilohertz range, making it suitable for high-resolution molecular spectroscopy.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
Franck Bielsa, Albane Douillet, Tristan Valenzuela, Jean-Philippe Karr, and Laurent Hilico, "Narrow-line phase-locked quantum cascade laser in the 9.2 μm range," Opt. Lett. 32, 1641-1643 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1641


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