Polarization-sensitive dual-comb spectroscopy with an electro-optic modulator for determination of anisotropic optical responses of materials

Kana A. Sumihara, Sho Okubo, Kenichi Oguchi, Makoto Okano, Hajime Inaba, Shinichi Watanabe

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We propose and demonstrate a polarization-sensitive dual-comb spectroscopy (DCS) technique that employs an electro-optic modulator for determining the anisotropic optical responses of materials. This straightforward extension of the typical DCS setup directly provides amplitudes and phases in two mutually orthogonal directions of the electric field of light. Using this method, we determined the optic axis direction and the anisotropy in the complex refractive index of a sample whose optical parameter is well defined. We estimate a birefringence of the sample to be 5.49(55)×10−5 at a comb tooth in the 780 nm region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35141-35165
Number of pages25
JournalOptics Express
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 25


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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