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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3468–3469

Comment on “Wide-field coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy with non-phase-matching illumination”

Christoph Heinrich, Stefan Bernet, and Monika Ritsch-Marte  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3468-3469 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003468


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Abstract

We comment on a Letter by Toytman et al. [Opt. Lett. 32, 1941 (2007)] in which a novel setup for wide-field imaging in coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy is demonstrated. There the authors state that our phase-matching implementation of a wide-field CARS system [ Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 816 (2004) ; New J. Phys. 8, 36 (2006) ] suffers from a strong background from the bulk medium. However, our results show quite the contrary, i.e., that our setup provides a very good signal contrast, due to an almost vanishing background level from the bulk solvent.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2007
Published: November 30, 2007

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Citation
Christoph Heinrich, Stefan Bernet, and Monika Ritsch-Marte, "Comment on "Wide-field coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy with non-phase-matching illumination"," Opt. Lett. 32, 3468-3469 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-23-3468

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