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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2014
  • pp: 17063–17072

Photoacoustic microscopy using ultrashort pulses with two different pulse durations

Yoshihisa Yamaoka, Yoshinori Harada, Masaaki Sakakura, Takeo Minamikawa, Shigeru Nishino, Seiji Maehara, Shujiro Hamano, Hideo Tanaka, and Tetsuro Takamatsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 14, pp. 17063-17072 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.017063


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Abstract

We propose photoacoustic microscopy using ultrashort pulses with two different pulse durations in the range from femtoseconds to picoseconds. The subtraction of images for longer-pulse excitation from those for shorter-pulse excitation extracts two-photon photoacoustic images effectively, based on observation that the intensity ratio of two-photon to one-photon absorption-induced photoacoustic signals depends on the pulse duration in the same manner as the intensity ratio of two-photon and one-photon fluorescence signals. Two-photon photoacoustic microscopy using this subtraction method enables precise observation of the cross-sections of silicone hollows filled with the mixture of one-photon and two-photon absorption solutions.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2014
Published: July 3, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yoshihisa Yamaoka, Yoshinori Harada, Masaaki Sakakura, Takeo Minamikawa, Shigeru Nishino, Seiji Maehara, Shujiro Hamano, Hideo Tanaka, and Tetsuro Takamatsu, "Photoacoustic microscopy using ultrashort pulses with two different pulse durations," Opt. Express 22, 17063-17072 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-14-17063


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