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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 12, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-779-2
Ultrafast Lasers: Applications in Biology and Medicine I (FWF)

Fiber-optic two-photon-excited fluorescence microscopy

Fritjof Helmchen, Werner Göbel, and Axel Nimmerjahn

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2004.FWF4


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Abstract

Fiber-optic delivery of femtosecond laser pulses permits the development of miniaturized, flexible two-photon microscopes. A major obstacle has been pulse-broadening caused by fiber dispersion and non-linearities. Here we utilize a novel hollow-core photonic crystal fiber for undistorted transmission of high-energy femtosecond pulses at 810-nm center wavelength from a Ti:sapphire laser.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging

Citation
F. Helmchen, W. Göbel, and A. Nimmerjahn, "Fiber-optic two-photon-excited fluorescence microscopy," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWF4.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2004-FWF4


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