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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jan. 23, 2006
  • pp: 786–793

Stimulated parametric emission microscopy

Keisuke Isobe, Shogo Kataoka, Rena Murase, Wataru Watanabe, Tsunehito Higashi, Shigeki Kawakami, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Kiichi Fukui, and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 786-793 (2006)

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We propose a novel microscopy technique based on the four-wave mixing (FWM) process that is enhanced by two-photon electronic resonance induced by a pump pulse along with stimulated emission induced by a dump pulse. A Ti:sapphire laser and an optical parametric oscillator are used as light sources for the pump and dump pulses, respectively. We demonstrate that our proposed FWM technique can be used to obtain a one-dimensional image of ethanol-thinned Coumarin 120 solution sandwiched between a hole-slide glass and a cover slip, and a two-dimensional image of a leaf of Camellia sinensis.

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OCIS Codes
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Nonlinear Optics

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Keisuke Isobe, Shogo Kataoka, Rena Murase, Wataru Watanabe, Tsunehito Higashi, Shigeki Kawakami, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Kiichi Fukui, and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "Stimulated parametric emission microscopy," Opt. Express 14, 786-793 (2006)

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