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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15714–15724

Triple-frequency symmetric subtraction scheme for nonresonant background suppression in coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy

Chao Fang, Fake Lu, Wei Zheng, and Zhiwei Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15714-15724 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015714


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Abstract

We report a unique triple-frequency symmetric subtraction scheme to effectively remove the nonresonant background in coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy. Theoretical and experimental studies show that this unique scheme has an optimal performance for high contrast vibrational imaging, particularly useful when the resonant signal was larger than or comparable to the nonresonant background.

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OCIS Codes
(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: May 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Chao Fang, Fake Lu, Wei Zheng, and Zhiwei Huang, "Triple-frequency symmetric subtraction scheme for nonresonant background suppression in coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy," Opt. Express 18, 15714-15724 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15714


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