Broadband and high resolution measurements of cavity loss and dispersion

Dominik Andrzej Charczun, Grzegorz Kowzan, Agata Cygan, Ryszard S. Trawiński, Daniel Lisak, Piotr Masłowski

Abstract


We present a method for broadband measurements of dispersion and loss of an optical cavity. We employ an optical frequency comb directly coupled into a cavity to scan the cavity modes and retrieve their shapes and positions. The measurement data is acquired using instrumental-line-shape-free Fourier transform spectrometry. This method can be developed into a powerful tool for optical loss and dispersion measurements for broadband characterization of optical elements as well as absorption and dispersion spectroscopy.

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