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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 17161–17175

Portable, miniaturized, fibre delivered, multimodal CARS exoscope

Brett Smith, Majid Naji, Sangeeta Murugkar, Emilio Alarcon, Craig Brideau, Peter Stys, and Hanan Anis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17161-17175 (2013)

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We demonstrate for the first time, a portable multimodal coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscope (exoscope) for minimally invasive in-vivo imaging of tissues. This device is based around a micro-electromechanical system scanning mirror and miniaturized optics with light delivery accomplished by a photonic crystal fibre. A single Ti:sapphire femtosecond pulsed laser is used as the light source to produce CARS, two photon excitation fluorescence and second harmonic generation images. The high resolution and distortion-free images obtained from various resolution and bio-samples, particularly in backward direction (epi) successfully demonstrate proof of concept, and pave the path towards future non or minimally-invasive in vivo imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2013
Published: July 11, 2013

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Brett Smith, Majid Naji, Sangeeta Murugkar, Emilio Alarcon, Craig Brideau, Peter Stys, and Hanan Anis, "Portable, miniaturized, fibre delivered, multimodal CARS exoscope," Opt. Express 21, 17161-17175 (2013)

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