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Nonlinear Photonics
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
June 17-21, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-946-6
Nonlinear Effects in Optical Waveguides (NTh2A)

Four-Wave Mixing Fiber Source for Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy

Simon Lefrancois, Dan Fu, Gary R. Holtom, Lingjie Kong, William J. Wadsworth, Patrick Schneider, Robert Herda, Armin Zach, Sunney X. Xie, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a two-color picosecond fiber laser system based on four-wave mixing in photonic crystal fiber. Seeding the process overcomes pulse walk-off and noise. 1 μm pulses are converted to 800 nm for CARS microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(180.5655) Microscopy : Raman microscopy

S. Lefrancois, D. Fu, G. R. Holtom, L. Kong, W. J. Wadsworth, P. Schneider, R. Herda, A. Zach, S. X. Xie, and F. W. Wise, "Four-Wave Mixing Fiber Source for Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy," in Advanced Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper NTh2A.1.

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