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Cover of Nature Photonics with Tri-comb spectroscopy

Tri-comb spectroscopy
Artist’s impression of triple-frequency-comb laser spectroscopy. Three different repetition-rate frequency combs are used to generate a high-resolution multidimensional coherent spectrum of a mixture of 87Rb and 85Rb isotopes in under one second. The approach is promising for remote chemical sensing applications.


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