We examine the image formation in CARS, FM-CARS, AM-SRS and FM-SRS modalities. We find that in the presence of a nonresonant spatially-nonuniform background medium, only the FM-SRS modality can be considered both background and distortion free.
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K. Popov, A. Pegoraro, A. Stolow, and L. Ramunno, "Effect of the Nonresonant Background Medium in CARS and SRS Microscopy Image Formation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW3G.6.
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