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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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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