Difference-frequency generation in PPLN at 4.25 mu m: an analysis of sensitivity limits for DFG spectrometers
Authors: Mazzotti D., De Natale P., Giusfredi G., Fort C., Mitchell J.A., Hollberg L.W.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)
Department of Physics, University of Firenze
European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Abstract: We report difference-frequency generation (DFG) in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) around 4.25 mu m using a cw Nd:YAG and an injection-locked diode laser. This system provides a narrow linewidth source at 4.25 mu m with near-shot-noise-limited operation. A conversion efficiency close to the theoretical limit is obtained. Detection of CO2 absorption spectra is demonstrated and further improvements and applications to high sensitivity spectroscopy are discussed.
Journal/Review: APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS
Volume: 70 (6) Pages from: 747 to: 750
KeyWords: Trace-gas-detection; Diode-laser; Wavelength; Amplifier; Power; FiberDOI: 10.1007/s003400000263Citations: 32data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-12-04References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here