We experimentally demonstrate the concept of simultaneous spatial and temporal focusing of femtosecond pulses. Our technique has the potential to significantly reduce background excitation which fundamentally limits the imaging depth in scattering biological specimens.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
G. Zhu, J. van Howe, M. Durst, W. Zipfel, and C. Xu, "Simultaneous Spatial and Temporal Focusing of Femtosecond Pulses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CWP1.
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