dc.creator Kuma, Susumu en_US dc.creator Momose, Takamasa en_US dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-12T14:02:14Z dc.date.available 2010-07-12T14:02:14Z dc.date.issued 2010 en_US dc.identifier 2010-FD-05 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/46167 dc.description Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1Z1, Canada en_US dc.description.abstract The development of optical frequency combs has enabled a broad range of lasers to be stabilized. In this study, we have developed a system to stabilize high-power CW mid-infrared (MIR) radiation at 3.3 $\mu$m using a NIR-VIS frequency comb. The mid-infrared radiation at 3.3 $\mu$m were generated as an idler of a CW OPO laser pumped by a 1.064 $\mu$m fibre laser. To stabilize the MIR radiation with a frequency comb system in 450 nm to 1.25 $\mu$m range, the pump frequency at 1.064 $\mu$m and the sum frequency of the MIR radiation and the pump radiation were locked simultaneously to the comb laser. The sum frequency of the MIR and pump radiations was generated in a PPLN crystal. With this technique, we have successfully obtained a width of better than 50 kHz at 3.3 $\mu$m with a power of more than 1 W. The stability is currently limited by the response of the PZT in an OPO cavity. Further improvement is underway. The stabilized MIR radiation at 3.3 $\mu$m can be used as a source for ultra-high-resolution spectroscopy of vibration-rotation transitions of molecules. Especially, it may be used to decrease the frequency uncertainty of the $\nu_3$ F$_2^{(2)}$ component of the P(7) transition of CH$_4$, which is one of the optical frequency standards recommended by CIPM. Another application of frequency stabilized MIR radiation is to build-up MIR radiation in a cavity for optical manipulation and trapping of cold molecules we have proposed in \textit{New.\ J.\ Phys.}\ \textbf{11}.\ 055023 (2009). en_US dc.language.iso en en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title FREQUENCY STABILIZATION OF HIGH-POWER 3.3 $\mu$m CW LASER WITH A FREQUENCY COMB SYSTEM en_US dc.type Article en_US
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