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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 10408–10420

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy imaging at interfaces: evidence of interference effects

D. Gachet, F. Billard, N. Sandeau, and H. Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 10408-10420 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.010408


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Abstract

We show in this paper that the contrast of the interface between resonant and nonresonant media imaged in Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy strongly depends on the pump and Stokes fields spectral detuning. More specifically, when this detuning drives the vibrational resonance with the maximum phase difference, a spatial dip appears at the interface in the CARS image. This effect is studied both theoretically and experimentally and is an evidence of the coherent and resonant nature of the CARS contrast mechanism.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2007
Published: August 2, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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D. Gachet, F. Billard, N. Sandeau, and H. Rigneault, "Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy imaging at interfaces: evidence of interference effects," Opt. Express 15, 10408-10420 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-16-10408


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