16 February 2018 Whispering gallery mode resonators for mid-IR quantum and interband cascade laser analysis and control
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Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers are key sources for MIR molecular sensing. Understanding their noise features and stabilizing their emission is of fundamental importance for applications like precision spectroscopy and metrology. High-Q crystalline Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators have proven to be powerful tools for characterization and stabilization of lasers from the UV to the MIR. Here, we report our recent results on Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators used for frequency characterization, stabilization and linewidth narrowing of Interband and Quantum Cascade Lasers. These results pave the way to new classes of compact MIR sources usable in Space missions, Metrology and Fundamental Physics.
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Mario Siciliani de Cumis, Mario Siciliani de Cumis, Simone Borri, Simone Borri, Giacomo Insero, Giacomo Insero, Silvia Viciani, Silvia Viciani, Francesco D'Amato, Francesco D'Amato, Inaki Lopez Garcia, Inaki Lopez Garcia, Gabriele Santambrogio, Gabriele Santambrogio, Davide D'Ambrosio, Davide D'Ambrosio, Anatoliy Savchenkov, Anatoliy Savchenkov, Danny Eliyahu, Danny Eliyahu, Vladimir Ilchenko, Vladimir Ilchenko, Andrey Matsko, Andrey Matsko, Lute Maleki, Lute Maleki, Paolo De Natale, Paolo De Natale, } "Whispering gallery mode resonators for mid-IR quantum and interband cascade laser analysis and control", Proc. SPIE 10518, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XX, 105180P (16 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2288708; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288708
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