Cavity ringdown spectroscopy with a continuous-wave laser and a rapidly swept optical cavity

Brian J. Orr*, Yabai He

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Abstract

A rapidly swept optical cavity and a cw single-mode tunable diode laser (TDL) were used to record high-resolution cavity ringdown laser absorption spectroscopy (CRDS) of weak combination bands. This approach simplifies cw-CRDS by eliminating the need for a fast optical switch or for cavity locking. It depends on understanding the dynamic response and characteristing ringing effects associated with the build-up and decay or radiation in a high-finesse optical cavity as its length is scanned piezoelectrically by an applied linear voltage ramp.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
EditorsRanier Blatt, Robert Byer, Luigi Lugiato, Fuigo Shimizu
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages79
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000

Other

Other2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France
Period10/09/0015/09/00

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    Orr, B. J., & He, Y. (2000). Cavity ringdown spectroscopy with a continuous-wave laser and a rapidly swept optical cavity. In R. Blatt, R. Byer, L. Lugiato, & F. Shimizu (Eds.), IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings (pp. 79). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).