We report on absolute measurements of saturated-absorption line-center frequencies of room-temperature trifluoromethane using a quantum cascade laser at 8.6 μm and the frequency modulation spectroscopy method. Absolute calibration of the laser frequency is obtained by direct comparison with a mid-infrared optical frequency comb synthesizer referenced to a radio-frequency Rb standard. Several sub-Doppler transitions falling in the v5 vibrational band are investigated at around 1158.9 cm-1 with a fractional frequency precision of 8.6·10-12 at 1-s integration time, limited by the Rb-clock stability. The demonstrated frequency uncertainty of 6.6·10-11 is mainly limited by the reproducibility of the frequency measurements.

Absolute frequency measurements of CHF3 Doppler-free ro-vibrational transitions at 8.6 μm

GAMBETTA, ALESSIO;VICENTINI, EDOARDO;WANG, YUCHEN;COLUCCELLI, NICOLA;LAPORTA, PAOLO;GALZERANO, GIANLUCA
2017

Abstract

We report on absolute measurements of saturated-absorption line-center frequencies of room-temperature trifluoromethane using a quantum cascade laser at 8.6 μm and the frequency modulation spectroscopy method. Absolute calibration of the laser frequency is obtained by direct comparison with a mid-infrared optical frequency comb synthesizer referenced to a radio-frequency Rb standard. Several sub-Doppler transitions falling in the v5 vibrational band are investigated at around 1158.9 cm-1 with a fractional frequency precision of 8.6·10-12 at 1-s integration time, limited by the Rb-clock stability. The demonstrated frequency uncertainty of 6.6·10-11 is mainly limited by the reproducibility of the frequency measurements.
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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