We present the development of a parametric all-fiber laser source for CARS microscopy. Since the pump and Stokes wavelengths are generated by four-wave-mixing, both pulses are emitted from a single fiber end with intrinsic synchronization.
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(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
M. Baumgartl, M. Chemnitz, C. Jauregui, T. Gottschall, T. Meyer, B. Dietzek, J. Popp, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Fiber Optical Parametric Frequency Conversion: Alignment and Maintenance Free All-fiber Laser Concept for CARS Microscopy," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CF1B.4.
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