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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20713–20721

Two-photon lensless endoscope

Esben Ravn Andresen, Géraud Bouwmans, Serge Monneret, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20713-20721 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020713


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Abstract

We report a first demonstration of two-photon endoscopic imaging with a lensless endoscope. The endoscope probe is a double-clad bundle of single-mode fibers; point excitation and scanning is achieved by coherent combining of femtosecond light pulses propagating in the single-mode fibers; and back-scattered two-photon signal is collected through the multi-mode inner cladding. We demonstrate the two-photon endoscope on a test sample of rhodamine 6G crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2013
Published: August 27, 2013

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Esben Ravn Andresen, Géraud Bouwmans, Serge Monneret, and Hervé Rigneault, "Two-photon lensless endoscope," Opt. Express 21, 20713-20721 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-18-20713


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