For scan-free high-resolution direct-comb spectroscopy, mode spacing of an optical frequency comb is reduced down to 260 kHz by phase modulation. It turns out that timedomain signal is degraded by averaging because of slow optical path length fluctuations and fast optical pulse timing jitter. In this study, compensation of these effects is introduced, and signal degradation by averaging is avoided. With demonstrations of direct-comb spectroscopy with the narrow-mode-spacing optical frequency comb, Doppler-limited absorption spectrum of methane and reflection spectrum from an optical ring cavity are observed. As a result, detailed resonance spectral line profile of 8 MHz linewidth for the optical ring cavity is obtained in 50 ms measurement time.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics