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Using active resonator impedance matching for shot-noise limited, cavity enhanced amplitude modulated laser absorption spectroscopy

Chow, Jong; Littler, I C M; Rabeling, D; McClelland, David; Gray, Malcolm B


We introduce a closed-loop feedback technique to actively control the coupling condition of an optical cavity, by employing amplitude modulation of the interrogating laser. We show that active impedance matching of the cavity facilitates optimal shot-noise sensing performance in a cavity enhanced system, while its control error signal can be used for intra-cavity absorption or loss signal extraction. We present the first demonstration of this technique with a fiber ring cavity, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-05-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.007726


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