Simple method to determine dispersion of high-finesse optical cavities

TitleSimple method to determine dispersion of high-finesse optical cavities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHammond, T. J., Arthur K. Mills, and David J. Jones
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue11
Pagination8998 - 9005
Date Published2009/05/25/
ISBN Number1094-4087
Keywordsfrequency comb
AbstractWe present a simple and quick, yet accurate method to measure the dispersion of high finesse optical cavities. By exciting the cavity with a femtosecond frequency comb and measuring the resonance condition as a function of optical frequency, the cavity's dispersion can be determined with minimal uncertainty. Measurement results are presented from an evacuated reference cavity with low group delay dispersion as well as several differential, intra-cavity measurements of well known optical materials demonstrating the dynamic range and accuracy of this technique. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America
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