Modulation transfer spectroscopy is used to demonstrate absolute frequency stabilization of an 8.6-µm-wavelength quantum cascade laser against a sub-Doppler absorption of the CHF3 molecule. The obtained spectral emission properties are thoroughly characterized through a self-referenced optical frequency comb, stabilized against either a GPS-disciplined Rb clock or a 1.54-µm Er-fiber laser locked to a high-finesse ultra-low-expansion optical cavity. Fractional long-term stability and accuracy at a level of 4 × 10−12 (at 100 s) and 3 × 10−10, respectively, are demonstrated, along with an emission linewidth as narrow as 10 kHz for observation times of 0.1 s.

Absolute frequency stabilization of a QCL at 8.6 µm by modulation transfer spectroscopy

Vicentini E.;Gambetta A.;Coluccelli N.;Laporta P.;Galzerano G.
2020

Abstract

Modulation transfer spectroscopy is used to demonstrate absolute frequency stabilization of an 8.6-µm-wavelength quantum cascade laser against a sub-Doppler absorption of the CHF3 molecule. The obtained spectral emission properties are thoroughly characterized through a self-referenced optical frequency comb, stabilized against either a GPS-disciplined Rb clock or a 1.54-µm Er-fiber laser locked to a high-finesse ultra-low-expansion optical cavity. Fractional long-term stability and accuracy at a level of 4 × 10−12 (at 100 s) and 3 × 10−10, respectively, are demonstrated, along with an emission linewidth as narrow as 10 kHz for observation times of 0.1 s.
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