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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4923–4926

Precise frequency measurement and characterization of a continuous scanning single-mode laser with an optical frequency comb

Akiko Nishiyama, Ayumi Matsuba, and Masatoshi Misono  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4923-4926 (2014)

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We developed a high-precision frequency-measurement system for continuously scanning single-mode cw lasers. The high precision for wide frequency range is realized by employing an optical frequency comb. The developed system operates as a strong tool for analyzing the spectral profile and scan characteristics of lasers, which is suitable for high-resolution molecular spectroscopy. We demonstrated the ability of our system with Doppler-free spectroscopy of molecular iodine.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular

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Original Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2014
Published: August 15, 2014

Akiko Nishiyama, Ayumi Matsuba, and Masatoshi Misono, "Precise frequency measurement and characterization of a continuous scanning single-mode laser with an optical frequency comb," Opt. Lett. 39, 4923-4926 (2014)

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