Measuring molecular frequencies in the 1-10 mu m range at 11-digits accuracy
Autori: Insero G., Borri S., Calonico D., Cancio Pastor P., Clivati C., D’Ambrosio D., De Natale P., Inguscio M., Levi F., Santambrogio G.
Affiliazione autori: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-CNR & Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze & European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy LENS, Via Nello Carrara 1, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; INFN, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di Firenze, Via Nello Carrara 1, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica INRIM, Strada delle Cacce 91, 10135, Torino, Italy
Abstract: High-resolution spectroscopy in the 1-10 mu m region has never been fully tackled for the lack of widely-tunable and practical light sources. Indeed, all solutions proposed thus far suffer from at least one of three issues: they are feasible only in a narrow spectral range; the power available for spectroscopy is limited; the frequency accuracy is poor. Here, we present a setup for high-resolution spectroscopy, whose approach can be applied in the whole 1-10 mu m range. It combines the power of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and the accuracy achievable by difference frequency generation using an orientation patterned GaP crystal. The frequency is measured against a primary frequency standard using the Italian metrological fibre link network. We demonstrate the performance of the setup by measuring a vibrational transition in a highly-excited metastable state of CO around 6 mu m with 11 digits of precision.
Giornale/Rivista: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Volume: 7 Da Pagina: 12780-1 A: 12780-7
Maggiori informazioni: This work was supported by INFN under the SUPREMO project, and by EMPIR-15SIB05-OFTEN, which has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European UnionDOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12891-6Citazioni: 20dati da “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) aggiornati al: 2023-02-05Riferimenti tratti da Isi Web of Knowledge: (solo abbonati) Link per visualizzare la scheda su IsiWeb: Clicca quiLink per visualizzare la citazioni su IsiWeb: Clicca qui