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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25825–25832

Phase-cycling coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering using shaped femtosecond laser pulses

Baolei Li, Warren S. Warren, and Martin C. Fischer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25825-25832 (2010)

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We demonstrate a homodyne coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) technique based on femtosecond laser pulse shaping. This technique utilizes fast phase cycling to extract nonlinear Raman signatures with a self-generated reference signal acting as a local oscillator. The local oscillator is generated at the focus and is intrinsically stable relative to the Raman signal even in highly scattering samples. We can therefore retrieve phase information from the Raman signal and can suppress the ubiquitous non-resonant background.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Original Manuscript: September 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2010
Published: November 24, 2010

Baolei Li, Warren S. Warren, and Martin C. Fischer, "Phase-cycling coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering using shaped femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 18, 25825-25832 (2010)

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