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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1543–1545

High-spectral-resolution coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering with interferometrically detected broadband chirped pulses

Gareth W. Jones, Daniel L. Marks, Claudio Vinegoni, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1543-1545 (2006)

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To achieve high-spectral-resolution multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), one typically uses a narrowband pump pulse and a broadband Stokes pulse. This is to ensure a correspondence between anti-Stokes and vibrational frequencies. We obtain high-resolution CARS spectra of isopropanol, using a broadband chirped pump pulse and a broadband Stokes pulse, by detecting the anti-Stokes pulse with spectral interferometry. With the temporally resolved anti-Stokes signal, we can remove the chirp of the anti-Stokes pulse and restore high spectral resolution while also rejecting nonresonant scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

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Original Manuscript: January 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2006

Gareth W. Jones, Daniel L. Marks, Claudio Vinegoni, and Stephen A. Boppart, "High-spectral-resolution coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering with interferometrically detected broadband chirped pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 1543-1545 (2006)

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