Towards metrological grade Mid-IR quantum cascade laser sources

Year: 2010

Authors: Cancio P., Bartalini S., Borri S., De Natale P.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Largo Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy; European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, Via Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino FI, Italy

Abstract: The narrow measured intrinsic linewidth of QCL lasers, beyond the \”clasical\” Schawlow-Townes limit, opens new scenario for the molecular-based clocks and frequencymetrology in the mid-IR.

Conference title: Laser Science, LS 2010
Place: Rochester, NY; United States; 24-28 October 2010

KeyWords: Quantum cascade lasers; Linewidth; Frequency noise; Quantum cascades