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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5028–5031

Erbium fiber laser-based direct frequency comb spectroscopy of Rb two-photon transitions

Jiutao Wu, Dong Hou, Zhengyu Qin, Xiaoliang Dai, Zhigang Zhang, and Jianye Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5028-5031 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005028


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Abstract

We demonstrate the direct frequency comb spectroscopy of Rb 5S5D two-photon transitions directly excited by an optical frequency comb (OFC) in 1.5 μm fiber communication bands. A chain of comb spectral manipulation and quantum coherence control is implemented to enhance the efficiency of second harmonic OFC generation and eliminate the Doppler-broadening background. The direct frequency comb spectroscopy with clearly resolved transition lines is obtained. Our scheme provides a potential approach to realize the OFC at 1.5μm with high stability and accuracy.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

Citation
Jiutao Wu, Dong Hou, Zhengyu Qin, Xiaoliang Dai, Zhigang Zhang, and Jianye Zhao, "Erbium fiber laser-based direct frequency comb spectroscopy of Rb two-photon transitions," Opt. Lett. 38, 5028-5031 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-5028


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