On-Chip Mid-Infrared and THz Frequency Combs for Spectroscopy
Frequency combs have revolutionized time and frequency metrology and in recent years, new frequency comb lasers that are highly compact or even on-chip have been demonstrated in the mid-infrared and THz regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The emerging technologies include electrically pumped quantum and interband cascade semiconductor devices, as well as high-quality factor microresonators. In this guest editorial, the authors summarize recent advances in the field, the potential for rapid broadband spectroscopy, as well as the challenges and prospects for use in molecular gas sensing.
This editorial and collection was inspired by the 2018 International Quantum Cascade Lasers Workshop.
Guest Editors: Giacomo Scalari, Jérôme Faist, Nathalie Picqué