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High-precision molecular spectroscopy in the mid-infrared using quantum cascade lasers

  • Simone BorriEmail author
  • Giacomo Insero
  • Gabriele Santambrogio
  • Davide Mazzotti
  • Francesco Cappelli
  • Iacopo Galli
  • Gianluca Galzerano
  • Marco Marangoni
  • Paolo Laporta
  • Valentina Di Sarno
  • Luigi Santamaria
  • Pasquale Maddaloni
  • Paolo De Natale
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Mid-infrared and THz Laser Sources and Applications


Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) are becoming a key tool in several advanced experiments in the field of precision molecular spectroscopy and absolute frequency metrology. In view of this, a thorough control of their emission properties must be achieved, including a narrow linewidth as well as a high frequency-stability combined with referencing to a primary standard. Here, we give a review on recent developments and next perspectives in this scope, with particular regard to the use of QCLs in fundamental physics spectroscopic searches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Borri
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Giacomo Insero
    • 1
    • 3
  • Gabriele Santambrogio
    • 1
    • 4
  • Davide Mazzotti
    • 1
  • Francesco Cappelli
    • 1
  • Iacopo Galli
    • 1
  • Gianluca Galzerano
    • 5
    • 6
  • Marco Marangoni
    • 5
    • 6
  • Paolo Laporta
    • 5
    • 6
  • Valentina Di Sarno
    • 7
    • 8
  • Luigi Santamaria
    • 7
    • 9
  • Pasquale Maddaloni
    • 7
    • 8
  • Paolo De Natale
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR-INO, Istituto Nazionale di OtticaSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.INFN, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di FirenzeSesto FiorentinoItaly
  3. 3.Joint Research Centre-EU Science HubEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany
  4. 4.INRIM, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca MetrologicaTurinItaly
  5. 5.CNR-IFN, Istituto di Fotonica e NanotecnologieMilanItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di Fisica-Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  7. 7.CNR-INO, Istituto Nazionale di OtticaPozzuoliItaly
  8. 8.INFN, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di Napoli, Complesso Universitario di M.S. AngeloNaplesItaly
  9. 9.Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Centro di Geodesia SpazialeMateraItaly

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