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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1292–1294

Broadly tunable dual-wavelength light source for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy

Feruz Ganikhanov, Silvia Carrasco, X. Sunney Xie, Mordechai Katz, Wolfgang Seitz, and Daniel Kopf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1292-1294 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001292


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Abstract

The signal and idler beams from a picosecond, synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO) provide the two colors necessary for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy. The OPO provides a continuously tunable frequency difference between the two beams over a broad range of Raman shifts ( 100 3700 cm 1 ) by varying the temperature of a single nonlinear crystal. The near-infrared output ( 900 1300 nm ) allows for deep penetration into thick samples and reduced nonlinear photodamage. Applications of this light source to in vivo cell and ex vivo tissue imaging are demonstrated.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Feruz Ganikhanov, Silvia Carrasco, X. Sunney Xie, Mordechai Katz, Wolfgang Seitz, and Daniel Kopf, "Broadly tunable dual-wavelength light source for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy," Opt. Lett. 31, 1292-1294 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-9-1292


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