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Abstract-High-resolution terahertz spectroscopy with a single tunable frequency comb

High-resolution terahertz spectroscopy with a single tunable frequency comb

A. S. Skryl, D. G. Pavelyev, M. Y. Tretyakov, and M. I. Bakunov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 26, pp. 32276-32281 (2014)
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We report an improvement of three orders of magnitude in the spectral resolution of a recently proposed single-comb terahertz spectroscopy [Opt. Lett. 39, 5669 (2014)]. The improvement is achieved by using a femtosecond optical pulse train with a tunable repetition rate. Terahertz comb with tunable spectral line spacing generated by the train is detected via nonlinear mixing with a harmonic of a CW signal from a microwave frequency synthesizer. By applying this technique to the low-pressure gas spectroscopy, we achieved a 100 kHz spectral resolution in measuring separate absorption lines of the rotational manifold of fluoroform (CF3H).
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