The research in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Mid-IR Spectroscopy and Semiconductor Optics covers all aspects of cavity enhanced frequency comb spectroscopy in the mid-infrared (mid-IR). 

We strive to extend frequency comb technology further into the mid-IR spectral region and pursue applications with these frequency combs in the field of trace gas detection, precision spectroscopy and molecular fingerprinting. 

Progress in the mid-IR spectral region has been hindered in large part by the lack of high quality and low loss optics. Within the Christian Doppler laboratory, we will explore the advantages and possibilities of newly available high reflectivity and low loss optics in the mid IR. These revolutionary mirrors will be based on crystalline supermirror technology provided by our industrial partner Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS).

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