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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10416–10429

Electronically resonant third-order sum frequency generation spectroscopy using a nanosecond white-light supercontinuum

Hiroki Segawa, Naoki Fukutake, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, Takeaki Ozawa, and Hideaki Kano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10416-10429 (2014)

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Third-order sum frequency generation (TSFG) is one of the third-order nonlinear optical processes, and has the generation mechanism analogous to third harmonic generation (THG). By using a white-light supercontinuum, we can obtain broadband multiplex TSFG spectra. In the present study, we developed an electronically resonant TSFG spectrometer, and applied it to obtain TSFG spectra of hemoproteins. Analyzed TSFG ratio spectra clearly showed the resonant enhancement attributable to the electronic state of hemoproteins. This is a promising method for the imaging of electronic states of molecules inside living cells or tissues.

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(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

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Original Manuscript: December 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: April 23, 2014

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Hiroki Segawa, Naoki Fukutake, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, Takeaki Ozawa, and Hideaki Kano, "Electronically resonant third-order sum frequency generation spectroscopy using a nanosecond white-light supercontinuum," Opt. Express 22, 10416-10429 (2014)

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