Suppressing the influence of optical fringes in dispersion spectroscopy

Michal Nikodem, Gerard Wysocki

Abstract


In this letter we show that in chirped laser dispersion spectroscopy (CLaDS) a significant reduction of parasitic optical fringes can be achieved. Good agreement between theoretical model and experimental data is demonstrated. Such a fringe reduction capability makes CLaDS technique a good candidate for field applications in which long-term accuracy is critical.

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