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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 413–415

Actively shaped supercontinuum from a photonic crystal fiber for nonlinear coherent microspectroscopy

Bernhard von Vacano, Wendel Wohlleben, and Marcus Motzkus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 413-415 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000413


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Abstract

The combination of broadband pulses from a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) pumped by a standard 100 fs oscillator and pulse shaping is successfully employed for coherently controlled nonlinear spectroscopy. The pulse shaper manages not only to compress the PCF supercontinuum in a closed-loop optimization scheme but also to manipulate the phase at the same time for quantum control applications. This approach is demonstrated by single-beam coherent anti-Stokes Raman microspectroscopy and should be, due to its simplicity, well suited for general applications in nonlinear microscopy.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2005

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Bernhard von Vacano, Wendel Wohlleben, and Marcus Motzkus, "Actively shaped supercontinuum from a photonic crystal fiber for nonlinear coherent microspectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 31, 413-415 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-3-413


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