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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4811–4813

Subkilohertz linewidth room-temperature mid-infrared quantum cascade laser using a molecular sub-Doppler reference

F. Cappelli, I. Galli, S. Borri, G. Giusfredi, P. Cancio, D. Mazzotti, A. Montori, N. Akikusa, M. Yamanishi, S. Bartalini, and P. De Natale  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4811-4813 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004811


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Abstract

We report on the narrowing of a room-temperature mid-IR quantum cascade laser by frequency locking it to a CO 2 sub-Doppler transition obtained by polarization spectroscopy. A locking bandwidth of 250 kHz has been achieved. The laser linewidth is narrowed by more than two orders of magnitude below 1 kHz, and its absolute frequency is stabilized at the same level.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
(300.6460) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, saturation
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

Citation
F. Cappelli, I. Galli, S. Borri, G. Giusfredi, P. Cancio, D. Mazzotti, A. Montori, N. Akikusa, M. Yamanishi, S. Bartalini, and P. De Natale, "Subkilohertz linewidth room-temperature mid-infrared quantum cascade laser using a molecular sub-Doppler reference," Opt. Lett. 37, 4811-4813 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-23-4811

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