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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1254–1256

Saturated absorption spectroscopy of acetylene molecules with an optical nanofiber

Masato Takiguchi, Yutaka Yoshikawa, Takayuki Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Nakayama, and Takahiro Kuga  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1254-1256 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001254


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Abstract

We performed saturated absorption spectroscopy of acetylene ( C 2 H 2 ) ν 1 + ν 3 band transitions with an optical nanofiber (ONF). Owing to high-intensity light around the ONF, we observed a Lamb dip at relatively low-power laser ( 10 mW ) without a cavity. Our results showed that the simple ONF spectrometer is advantageous for performing saturation absorption spectroscopy and serves as a practical low-cost wavelength reference in the optical fiber communication band.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2011
Published: March 30, 2011

Citation
Masato Takiguchi, Yutaka Yoshikawa, Takayuki Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Nakayama, and Takahiro Kuga, "Saturated absorption spectroscopy of acetylene molecules with an optical nanofiber," Opt. Lett. 36, 1254-1256 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-7-1254


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