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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Recent advances in ultrafast optical parametric oscillator frequency combs
Author(s): Richard A. McCracken; Zhaowei Zhang; Derryck T. Reid

Paper Abstract

We discuss recent advances in the stabilization and application of femtosecond frequency combs based on optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) pumped by femtosecond lasers at 800 and 1060 nm. A method for locking to zero the carrier-envelope-offset of a Ti:sapphire-pumped OPO comb is described. The application of Yb:KYW-laser-pumped dual-combs for mid-infrared spectroscopy is detailed, specifically methane spectroscopy at approximately a 0.7% concentration at 1 atm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(12) 122605 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.12.122605
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. McCracken, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Zhaowei Zhang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Derryck T. Reid, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

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