We demonstrate FTCARS microscopy and show that an external field combined with the signal can overcome detector dark noise. We discuss conditions for obtaining shot-noise-limited detection and compare the S/N of FTCARS with other methods.
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(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
M. Cui, J. Skodack, and J. P. Ogilvie, "Fourier Transform Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (FTCARS) Microscopy," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThII2.
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