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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Nano- and Near-Field Spectroscopy (QF3D)

Sub-diffraction-limited spatial resolution in CARS microscopy by ground state depletion

Carsten Cleff, Petra Gross, Carsten Fallnich, Herman L. Offerhaus, Jennifer L. Herek, Kai Kruse, Willem P. Beeker, Chris Lee, and Klaus Boller  »View Author Affiliations


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Suppression of CARS signal generation is demonstrated via ground state depletion in a theoretical investigation. Using a donut-shaped control light field for population transfer results in sub-diffraction-limited spatial resolution CARS microscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

C. Cleff, P. Gross, C. Fallnich, H. L. Offerhaus, J. L. Herek, K. Kruse, W. P. Beeker, C. Lee, and K. Boller, "Sub-diffraction-limited spatial resolution in CARS microscopy by ground state depletion," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QF3D.7.

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