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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 18885–18892

Stimulated Raman scattering using a single femtosecond oscillator with flexibility for imaging and spectral applications

Hope T. Beier, Gary D. Noojin, and Benjamin A. Rockwell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 18885-18892 (2011)

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Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) is a powerful tool for obtaining background-free chemical information about a material without extrinsic labeling. Background-free spectra are particularly important in the fingerprint region (~800 and 1800 cm−1) where peaks are narrow, closely-spaced, and may be in abundance for a particular chemical. We demonstrate a method for obtaining SRS spectra using a single femtosecond laser oscillator. A photonic crystal fiber is used to create a supercontinuum to provide a range of Stokes shifts from ~300 to 3400 cm−1. This SRS approach provides for collection capabilities that are easily modified between obtaining broadband spectra and single-frequency images.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

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Original Manuscript: July 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2011
Published: September 14, 2011

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Hope T. Beier, Gary D. Noojin, and Benjamin A. Rockwell, "Stimulated Raman scattering using a single femtosecond oscillator with flexibility for imaging and spectral applications," Opt. Express 19, 18885-18892 (2011)

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