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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 13017–13028

Delivery of picosecond lasers in multimode fibers for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering imaging

Zhiyong Wang, Yaliang Yang, Pengfei Luo, Liang Gao, Kelvin K. Wong, and Stephen T. C. Wong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 13017-13028 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.013017


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Abstract

We investigated the possibility of using standard commercial multimode fibers (MMF), Corning SMF28 fibers, to deliver picosecond excitation lasers for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) imaging. We theoretically and/or experimentally analyzed issues associated with the fiber delivery, such as dispersion length, walk-off length, nonlinear length, average threshold power for self-phase modulations, and four-wave mixing (FWM). These analyses can also be applied to other types of fibers. We found that FWM signals are generated in MMF, but they can be filtered out using a long-pass filter for CARS imaging. Finally, we demonstrated that MMF can be used for delivery of picosecond excitation lasers in the CARS imaging system without any degradation of image quality.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2010
Published: June 2, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Zhiyong Wang, Yaliang Yang, Pengfei Luo, Liang Gao, Kelvin K. Wong, and Stephen T. C. Wong, "Delivery of picosecond lasers in multimode fibers for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering imaging," Opt. Express 18, 13017-13028 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-12-13017


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