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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 7, 2006
  • pp: 7246–7251

Picosecond anti-Stokes generation in a photonic-crystal fiber for interferometric CARS microscopy

Esben Ravn Andresen, Søren Rud Keiding, and Eric Olaf Potma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 7246-7251 (2006)

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We generate tunable picosecond anti-Stokes pulses by four-wave mixing of two picosecond pump and Stokes pulse trains in a photonic-crystal fiber. The visible, spectrally narrow anti-Stokes pulses with shifts over 150 nm are generated without generating other spectral features. As a demonstration, we employ the generated anti-Stokes pulses as reference pulses in an interferometric coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering imaging experiment showing that interpulse coherence among the pump, Stokes and anti-Stokes beams is retained.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2006
Published: August 7, 2006

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Esben Ravn Andresen, Søren Rud Keiding, and Eric Olaf Potma, "Picosecond anti-Stokes generation in a photonic-crystal fiber for interferometric CARS microscopy," Opt. Express 14, 7246-7251 (2006)

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