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Whispering gallery mode resonators for mid-IR quantum and interband cascade laser analysis and control
Author(s): Mario Siciliani de Cumis; Simone Borri; Giacomo Insero; Silvia Viciani; Francesco D'Amato; Inaki Lopez Garcia; Gabriele Santambrogio; Davide D'Ambrosio; Anatoliy Savchenkov; Danny Eliyahu; Vladimir Ilchenko; Andrey Matsko; Lute Maleki; Paolo De Natale
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Paper Abstract

Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers are key sources for MIR molecular sensing. Understanding their noise features and stabilizing their emission is of fundamental importance for applications like precision spectroscopy and metrology. High-Q crystalline Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators have proven to be powerful tools for characterization and stabilization of lasers from the UV to the MIR. Here, we report our recent results on Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators used for frequency characterization, stabilization and linewidth narrowing of Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers. These results pave the way to new classes of compact MIR sources usable in Space missions, Metrology and Fundamental Physics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10518, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XX, 105180P (16 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2288708
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Mario Siciliani de Cumis, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
Simone Borri, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
INFN (Italy)
Giacomo Insero, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Silvia Viciani, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Francesco D'Amato, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Inaki Lopez Garcia, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Gabriele Santambrogio, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (Italy)
Davide D'Ambrosio, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Anatoliy Savchenkov, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
Danny Eliyahu, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
Vladimir Ilchenko, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
Andrey Matsko, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
Lute Maleki, OEwaves, Inc. (United States)
Paolo De Natale, CNR - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
INFN (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10518:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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