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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 57–66 | Cite as

Astronomical spectrograph calibration with broad-spectrum frequency combs

  • D. A. BrajeEmail author
  • M. S. Kirchner
  • S. Osterman
  • T. Fortier
  • S. A. Diddams
Topical issue: Metrology and optical frequency combs

Abstract.

Broadband femtosecond-laser frequency combs are filtered to spectrographically resolvable frequency-mode spacing, and limitations of using cavities for spectral filtering are considered. Data and theory are used to show implications relevant to spectrographic calibration of high-resolution, astronomical spectrometers.

PACS.

42.62.Eh Metrological applications; optical frequency synthesizers for precision spectroscopy 95.55.-n Astronomical and space-research instrumentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Braje
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. S. Kirchner
    • 1
  • S. Osterman
    • 2
  • T. Fortier
    • 1
  • S. A. Diddams
    • 1
  1. 1.Time and Frequency DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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