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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 35, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1996
  • pp: 6810–6813

Optical harmonic generation from animal tissues by the use of picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses

Yici Guo, P. P. Ho, A. Tirksliunas, Feng Liu, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 34, pp. 6810-6813 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.006810


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Abstract

Second- and third-harmonic generations of femtosecond and picosecond laser pulses have been measured from chicken skin, muscle, and fat tissues. The magnitude of the harmonic signals showed a strong structural dependence with the signal from skin interface being the strongest. The polarization dependence of the signal was also measured and found to be consistent with the fact that the tissue samples were highly scattering random media. The second-harmonic- and third-harmonic-generation conversion efficiencies were found to be in the range of ~10−7 to ~10−10.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 1996
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996

Citation
Yici Guo, P. P. Ho, A. Tirksliunas, Feng Liu, and R. R. Alfano, "Optical harmonic generation from animal tissues by the use of picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses," Appl. Opt. 35, 6810-6813 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-34-6810

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