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Tunable resolution terahertz dual frequency comb spectrometer

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Author(s):
Vieira, Francisco S. ; Cruz, Flavio C. ; Plusquellic, David F. ; Diddams, Scott A.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express; v. 24, n. 26, p. 30100-30107, DEC 26 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

Terahertz dual frequency comb spectroscopy (THz-DFCS) yields high spectral resolution without compromising bandwidth. Nonetheless, the resolution of THz-DFCS is usually limited by the laser repetition rate, which is typically between 80 MHz and 1 GHz. In this paper, we demonstrate a new method to achieve sub-repetition rate resolution in THz-DFCS by adaptively modifying the effective laser repetition rate using integrated Mach-Zehnder electro-optic modulators (MZ-EOMs). Our results demonstrate that it is possible to improve the 100 MHz resolution of a terahertz frequency comb by at least 20x (down to 5 MHz) across the terahertz spectrum without compromising the average output power, and to a large extent, its bandwidth. Our approach can augment a wide range of existing THz-DFCS systems to provide a significant and easily adaptable resolution improvement. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57857-2 - Photonics for optical communications
Grantee:Hugo Luis Fragnito
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/13777-8 - Time domain terahertz spectroscopy: development of analytical methods, signal processing techniques, biochemical and fundamental studies
Grantee:Celio Pasquini
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/10125-8 - Development of a continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer for analyzing natural gas
Grantee:Francisco Senna Vieira
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/19093-9 - Spectroscopy of molecular gases in the medium and far infrared using optical frequency combs
Grantee:Flavio Caldas da Cruz
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research