Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 45–50 | Cite as

Absolute frequency measurement of acetylene transitions in the region of 1540 nm

  • A. Czajkowski
  • J.E. Bernard
  • A.A. Madej
  • R.S. Windeler
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Abstract

An optical frequency comb has been used to measure the frequency of a diode laser system, locked to the P(10), P(11), P(15), P(16), P(20), and P(21) transitions in the ν13 overtone band of 13C2H2. When locked to any of these transitions, the laser frequency showed a stability of 4×10-12 in 1 s and a reproducibility of better than 1 kHz. The frequency of the reference P(16) transition was found to be P(16)=194369569383.83 kHz with an uncertainty of 0.32 kHz, based on measurements of a single system, and 2.5 kHz, based on the reproducibility of independent systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Czajkowski
    • 1
  • J.E. Bernard
    • 2
  • A.A. Madej
    • 2
  • R.S. Windeler
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.National Research CouncilOttawaCanada
  3. 3.OFS Fitel LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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