Frequency comb assisted two-photon vibrational spectroscopy

Juho Karhu, Markku Vainio, Markus Metsälä, Lauri Halonen

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We report a setup for high-resolution two-photon spectroscopy using a mid-infrared continuous wave optical parametric oscillator (CW-OPO) and a near-infrared diode laser as the excitation sources, both of which are locked to fully stabilized optical frequency combs. The diode laser is directly locked to a commercial near-infrared optical frequency comb using an optical phase-locked loop. The near-infrared frequency comb is also used to synchronously pump a degenerate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator to produce a fully stabilized mid-infrared frequency comb. The beat frequency between the mid-infrared comb and the CW-OPO is then stabilized through frequency locking. We used the setup to measure a double resonant two-photon transition to a symmetric vibrational state of acetylene with a sub-Doppler resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4688-4699
JournalOptics Express
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


CHEMS doctoral program of the University of Helsinki; the Finnish Cultural Foundation; the Academy of Finland (grant numbers #257479 and #294752); the Finnish Funding Agency of Technology and Innovation (TEKES, grant number #498/31/2015).


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