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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18844–18849

Picosecond polarized supercontinuum generation controlled by intermodal four-wave mixing for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

Pierre Blandin, Frederic Druon, Marc Hanna, Sandrine Lévêque-Fort, Christelle Lesvigne, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Leproux, Alessandro Tonello, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18844-18849 (2008)

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We present the generation of a picosecond polarized supercontinuum in highly birefringent multimodal microstructured fiber. The initial steps of the spectral broadening are dominated by intermodal four-wave mixing controlled by the specific fiber design. Using a low repetition rate ultra-stable solid state laser, a pulse train well-suited for versatile time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging applications is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2008
Published: October 31, 2008

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Pierre Blandin, Frederic Druon, Marc Hanna, Sandrine Lévêque-Fort, Christelle Lesvigne, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Leproux, Alessandro Tonello, and Patrick Georges, "Picosecond polarized supercontinuum generation controlled by intermodal four-wave mixing for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 18844-18849 (2008)

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