OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1107–1112

Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectrometer in the 320-520nm range

E. Pontecorvo, S.M. Kapetanaki, M. Badioli, D. Brida, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo, and T. Scopigno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1107-1112 (2011)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1059 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Multi-µJ narrow-bandwidth (≈ 10 cm−1) picosecond pulses, broadly tunable in the visible-UV range (320-520 nm), are generated by spectral compression of femtosecond pulses emitted by an amplified Ti:sapphire system. Such pulses provide the ideal Raman pump for broadband femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy, as here demonstrated on a heme protein.

© 2011 OSA

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: January 10, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

E. Pontecorvo, S.M. Kapetanaki, M. Badioli, D. Brida, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo, and T. Scopigno, "Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectrometer in the 320-520nm range," Opt. Express 19, 1107-1112 (2011)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. D. W. McCamant, P. Kukura, S. Yoon, and R. A. Mathies, “Femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman spectroscopy: Apparatus and methods,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75(11), 4971–4980 (2004). [CrossRef]
  2. P. Kukura, S. Yoon, and R. A. Mathies, “Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy,” Anal. Chem. 78(17), 5952–5959 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. P. Kukura, D. W. McCamant, and R. A. Mathies, “Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy,” Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 58(1), 461–488 (2007). [CrossRef]
  4. P. Kukura, D. W. McCamant, S. Yoon, D. B. Wandschneider, and R. A. Mathies, “Structural observation of the primary isomerization in vision with femtosecond-stimulated Raman,” Science 310(5750), 1006–1009 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. C. Fang, R. R. Frontiera, R. Tran, and R. A. Mathies, “Mapping GFP structure evolution during proton transfer with femtosecond Raman spectroscopy,” Nature 462(7270), 200–204 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. W. McCamant, P. Kukura, and R. A. Mathies, “Femtosecond stimulated Raman study of excited-state evolution in bacteriorhodopsin,” J. Phys. Chem. B 109(20), 10449–10457 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. F. Raoult, A. C. L. Boscheron, D. Husson, C. Sauteret, A. Modena, V. Malka, F. Dorchies, and A. Migus, “Efficient generation of narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses by frequency doubling of femtosecond chirped pulses,” Opt. Lett. 23(14), 1117–1119 (1998). [CrossRef]
  8. S. Laimgruber, H. Schachenmayr, B. Schmidt, W. Zinth, and P. Gilch, “A femtosecond stimulated Raman spectrograph for the near ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 85(4), 557–564 (2006). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Shim and R. A. Mathies, “Generation of narrow-bandwidth picosecond visible pulses from broadband femtosecond pulses for femtosecond stimulated Raman,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(12), 121124 (2006). [CrossRef]
  10. D. T. Co, J. V. Lockard, D. W. McCamant, and M. R. Wasielewski, “Narrow-bandwidth tunable picosecond pulses in the visible produced by noncollinear optical parametric amplification with a chirped blue pump,” Appl. Opt. 49(10), 1880–1885 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. A. Weigel and N. P. Ernsting, “Excited stilbene: intramolecular vibrational redistribution and solvation studied by femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. B 114(23), 7879–7893 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. T. C. Gunaratne, M. Milliken, J. R. Challa, and M. C. Simpson, “Tunable ultrafast infrared/visible laser to probe vibrational dynamics,” Appl. Opt. 45(3), 558–564 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. M. A. Marangoni, D. Brida, M. Quintavalle, G. Cirmi, F. M. Pigozzo, C. Manzoni, F. Baronio, A. D. Capobianco, and G. Cerullo, “Narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses by spectral compression of femtosecond pulses in second-order nonlinear crystals,” Opt. Express 15(14), 8884–8891 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. M. Marangoni, D. Brida, M. Conforti, A. D. Capobianco, C. Manzoni, F. Baronio, G. F. Nalesso, C. De Angelis, R. Ramponi, and G. Cerullo, “Synthesis of picosecond pulses by spectral compression and shaping of femtosecond pulses in engineered quadratic nonlinear media,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 241–243 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. M. Marangoni, A. Gambetta, C. Manzoni, V. Kumar, R. Ramponi, and G. Cerullo, “Fiber-format CARS spectroscopy by spectral compression of femtosecond pulses from a single laser oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 34(21), 3262–3264 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. K. Moutzouris, E. Adler, F. Sotier, D. Träutlein, and A. Leitenstorfer, “Multimilliwatt ultrashort pulses continuously tunable in the visible from a compact fiber source,” Opt. Lett. 31(8), 1148–1150 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generation: Tuning and Tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992). [CrossRef]
  18. L. Torner, D. Mazilu, and D. Mihalache, “Walking Solitons in quadratic nonlinear media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77(12), 2455–2458 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. S. R. Greenfield and M. R. Wasielewski, “Near-transform-limited visible and near-IR femtosecond pulses from optical parametric amplification using Type II β-barium borate,” Opt. Lett. 20(12), 1394–1396 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. S. R. Greenfield and M. R. Wasielewski, “Optical parametric amplification of femtosecond pulses tunable from the blue to the infrared with microjoule energies,” Appl. Opt. 34(15), 2688–2691 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. M. Brunori, “Myoglobin strikes back,” Protein Sci. 19(2), 195–201 (2010). [CrossRef]
  22. S. Hu, K. M. Smith, and T. G. Spiro, “Assignment of Protoheme Resonance Raman Spectrum by Heme Labeling in Myoglobin,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118(50), 12638–12646 (1996). [CrossRef]
  23. S. Kruglik, J-C. Lambry, J-L. Martin, M. Vos, and M. Negrerie, “Sub-picosecond Raman spectrometer for time-resolved studies of structural dynamics in heme proteins,” J. Raman Spectro. doi: (2010).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited