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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1417–1419

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering imaging with a laser source delivered by a photonic crystal fiber

Haifeng Wang, Terry B. Huff, and Ji-Xin Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1417-1419 (2006)

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We demonstrate laser-scanning coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) imaging with two excitation laser beams delivered by a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber. The group-velocity dispersion and self-phase modulation effects are largely suppressed due to the large mode area of the fiber and the use of picosecond pulses. The fiber delivery preserves the signal level and image spatial resolution well. High-quality images of live spinal cord tissues are acquired using the fiber-delivered laser source. Our method provides a basic platform for developing a flexible and compact CARS imaging system.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2006

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Haifeng Wang, Terry B. Huff, and Ji-Xin Cheng, "Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering imaging with a laser source delivered by a photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 1417-1419 (2006)

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