ID 112447
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Hu, Guoqing Tokushima University|Beihang University
Mizuguchi, Tatsuya Tokushima University|JST
Oe, Ryo Tokushima University|JST
Nitta, Kazuki Tokushima University
Zhao, Xin Beihang University
Li, Ting Beihang University
Zheng, Zheng Beihang University|Collaborative Innovation Centre of Geospatial Technology
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Journal Article
Description
Dual terahertz (THz) comb spectroscopy enables high spectral resolution, high spectral accuracy, and broad spectral coverage; however, the requirement for dual stabilized femtosecond lasers hampers its versatility. We here report the first demonstration of dual THz comb spectroscopy using a single free-running fibre laser. By tuning the cavity-loss-dependent gain profile with an intracavity Lyot filter together with precise management of the cavity length and dispersion, dual-wavelength comb light beams with slightly detuned repetition frequencies are generated in a single laser cavity. Due to sharing of the same cavity, such comb light beams suffer from common-mode fluctuation of the repetition frequency, and hence the corresponding frequency difference between them is passively stable around a few hundred hertz within millihertz fluctuation. While greatly reducing the size, complexity, and cost of the laser source by use of a single free-running fibre laser, the dual THz comb spectroscopy system maintains a spectral bandwidth and dynamic range of spectral power comparable to a system equipped with dual stabilized fibre lasers, and can be effectively applied to high-precision spectroscopy of acetonitrile gas at atmospheric pressure. The demonstrated results indicate that this system is an attractive solution for practical applications of THz spectroscopy and other applications.
Journal Title
Scientific Reports
ISSN
20452322
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Springer Nature
Volume
8
Start Page
11155
Published Date
2018-07-24
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Supplementary Information : srep_8_11155_s1.docx
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