A new tool in the field of optical broadband spectroscopy



Within the last decade, the invention of optical frequency combs has revolutionized the field of spectroscopy and enabled measurements with previously unattainable precision.

Now, Max-Planck-Institute scientists from the “Laboratory of Photonics & Quantum Measurements”, lead by EPFL tenure track professor T.J. Kippenberg, developed a novel measurement scheme for broadband and fast measurements of optical spectra utilizing the accuracy of an optical frequency comb and transferring it to an easy-to-use tunable diode laser. An article about this breakthrough is published in the August 2009 issue of Nature Photonics.


Source: EPFL