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dc.creatorJacquet, P.en_US
dc.creatorThon, R.en_US
dc.creatorBecker, T.en_US
dc.creatorBernhardt, B.en_US
dc.creatorSorokin, E.en_US
dc.creatorSorokina, I. T.en_US
dc.creatorPicque, N.en_US
dc.creatorHansch, T. W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-12T13:59:42Z
dc.date.available2010-07-12T13:59:42Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier2010-FD-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/46145
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Institut des Sciences Moleculaires d'Orsay, C.N.R.S., Universite Paris-Sud, Bat 350, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France; Max Planck Institut fur Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany; Institut fur Photonik, TU Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27/387, A-1040 Vienna, Austria; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway; Institut des Sciences Moleculaires d'Orsay, C.N.R.S., Universite Paris-Sud, Bat 350, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France; Max Planck Institut fur Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany; Ludwig Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Fakultat fur Physik, Schellingstrasse 4/III, 80799 Munchen, Germany; Max Planck Institut fur Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany; Ludwig Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Fakultat fur Physik, Schellingstrasse 4/III, 80799 Munchen, Germanen_US
dc.description.abstractThe mid-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum is the so-called molecular fingerprint region because gases have tell-tale absorption features associated with molecular rovibrations. It also contains windows (in particular 2.0-2.4 $\mu$m, 3-5 $\mu$m and 8-13 $\mu$m) where the atmosphere is relatively transparent. These regions can be for instance exploited to detect small traces of environmental and toxic vapours down to sensitivities of parts-per-billion in atmospheric and industrial applications. Novel Fourier transform spectroscopy without moving parts, based on time-domain interferences between two comb sources, can in particular benefit optical diagnostics and precision spectroscopy. To date, high-resolution and -sensitivity proof-of-principle experiments have only been reported in the near-infrared region where frequency comb oscillators are conveniently available. However, as most of molecular transitions in this region are due to weak overtone bands, such techniques can hardly be harnessed for sensitive trace gas detection. Developing mid-infrared dual comb Fourier transform spectroscopy is therefore a demanding but highly desirable task.\\ Here we present a proof-of-principle experiment of frequency comb Fourier transform spectroscopy with two Cr$^{2+}$:ZnSe femtosecond oscillators directly emitting in the 2.4 $\mu$m mid-infrared region. Spectra of acetylene in the region of the $\nu_1+\nu_5^1$ band extend from 3970 cm$^{-1}$ to 4200 cm$^{-1}$. With 0.4 cm$^{-1}$ resolution, the acquisition time of the corresponding interferograms is 10 $\mu$s, without averaging. This demonstrates the feasibility of our approach.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleMID-INFRARED FREQUENCY COMB SPECTROSCOPY WITH TWO Cr$^{2+}$:ZnSe FEMTOSECOND OSCILLATORSen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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