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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2001
  • pp: 6005–6011

Interline transfer CCD camera for gated broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman-scattering measurements

Sukesh Roy, Gustavo Ray, and Robert P. Lucht  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 33, pp. 6005-6011 (2001)

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Use of an interline transfer CCD camera for the acquisition of broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman-scattering (CARS) spectra is demonstrated. The interline transfer CCD has alternating columns of imaging and storage pixels that allow one to acquire two successive images by shifting the first image in the storage pixels and immediately acquiring the second image. We have used this dual-image mode for gated CARS measurements by acquiring a CARS spectral image and shifting it rapidly from the imaging pixel columns to the storage pixel columns. We have demonstrated the use of this dual-image mode for gated single-laser-shot measurement of hydrogen and nitrogen CARS spectra at room temperature and in atmospheric pressure flames. The performance of the interline transfer CCD for these CARS measurements is compared directly with the performance of a back-illuminated unintensified CCD camera.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1520) Detectors : CCD, charge-coupled device
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2001
Published: November 20, 2001

Sukesh Roy, Gustavo Ray, and Robert P. Lucht, "Interline transfer CCD camera for gated broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman-scattering measurements," Appl. Opt. 40, 6005-6011 (2001)

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