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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15863–15869

Background free CARS imaging by phase sensitive heterodyne CARS

M. Jurna, J.P. Korterik, C. Otto, J.L. Herek, and H.L. Offerhaus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15863-15869 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015863


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Abstract

In this article we show that heterodyne CARS, based on a controlled and stable phase-preserving chain, can be used to measure amplitude and phase information of molecular vibration modes. The technique is validated by a comparison of the imaginary part of the heterodyne CARS spectrum to the spontaneous Raman spectrum of polyethylene. The detection of the phase allows for rejection of the non-resonant background from the data. The resulting improvement of the signal to noise ratio is shown by measurements on a sample containing lipid.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2008
Published: September 22, 2008

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M. Jurna, J. P. Korterik, C. Otto, J. L. Herek, and H. L. Offerhaus, "Background free CARS imaging by phase sensitive heterodyne CARS," Opt. Express 16, 15863-15869 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15863


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