Optical parametric oscillators (OPO’s) provide low-maintenance solid-state alternatives to dye lasers. We present results from use of a nearly degenerate broadband OPO for multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy. The system described is capable of generating spectra that cover a range of approximately 1000 cm<sup>−1</sup>.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
Peter C. Chen, Candace C. Joyner, and Michael Burns-Kaurin, "Multiplex Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy by Use of a Nearly Degenerate Broadband Optical Parametric Oscillator," Appl. Opt. 38, 5894-5898 (1999)