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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7672–7682

Spectral interferometric coherent Raman imaging

B. Yellampalle, R. D. Averitt, A. Efimov, and A. J. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7672-7682 (2005)

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We propose a low-background and sensitive coherent Raman imaging technique that uses selective excitation of Raman levels with chirped pulses from a single femtosecond laser. The proposed scheme uses spectral interferometric detection to obtain the real and imaginary parts of χ(3) simultaneously. We combine three advantages desirable for microscopy namely, use of a single femtosecond laser, suppression of non-resonant background, and measurement of complex resonant Raman χ(3).

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: August 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

B. Yellampalle, R. Averitt, A. Efimov, and A. Taylor, "Spectral interferometric coherent Raman imaging," Opt. Express 13, 7672-7682 (2005)

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