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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7985–7996

Application of spectral phase shaping to high resolution CARS spectroscopy

S. Postma, A. C. W. van Rhijn, J. P. Korterik, P. Gross, J. L. Herek, and H. L. Offerhaus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7985-7996 (2008)

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By spectral phase shaping of both the pump and probe pulses in coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) spectroscopy we demonstrate the extraction of the frequencies, bandwidths and relative cross sections of vibrational lines. We employ a tunable broadband Ti:Sapphire laser synchronized to a ps-Nd:YVO mode locked laser. A high resolution spectral phase shaper allows for spectroscopy with a precision better than 1 cm-1 in the high frequency region around 3000 cm-1. We also demonstrate how new spectral phase shaping strategies can amplify the resonant features of isolated vibrations to such an extent that spectroscopy and microscopy can be done at high resolution, on the integrated spectral response without the need for a spectrograph.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: February 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2008
Published: May 19, 2008

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S. Postma, A. C. W. van Rhijn, J. P. Korterik, P. Gross, J. L. Herek, and H. L. Offerhaus, "Application of spectral phase shaping to high resolution CARS spectroscopy," Opt. Express 16, 7985-7996 (2008)

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