Comb mode filtering silver mirror cavity for spectroscopic distance measurement

R. Šmíd, A. Hänsel, L. Pravdová, J. Sobota, O. Cíp, N. Bhattacharya

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Abstract

In this work we present a design of an external optical cavity based on Fabry-Perot etalons applied to a 100 MHz Er-doped fiber optical frequency comb working at 1560 nm to increase its repetition frequency. A Fabry-Perot cavity is constructed based on a transportable cage system with two silver mirrors in plano-concave geometry including the mode-matching lenses, fiber coupled collimation package and detection unit. The system enables full 3D angle mirror tilting and x-y off axis movement as well as distance between the mirrors. We demonstrate the increase of repetition frequency by direct measurement of the beat frequency and spectrally by using the virtually imaged phased array images.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093107
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume87
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Mirrors
  • Frequency combs
  • Silver
  • Piezoelectric transducers
  • Fabry-Perot interferometers

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