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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 480–482

Fourier-transform coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy

Jennifer P. Ogilvie, Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Antigoni Alexandrou, and Manuel Joffre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 480-482 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000480


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Abstract

We report a novel Fourier-transform-based implementation of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy. The method employs a single femtosecond laser source and a Michelson interferometer to create two pulse replicas that are fed into a scanning multiphoton microscope. By varying the time delay between the pulses, we time-resolve the CARS signal, permitting easy removal of the nonresonant background while providing high resolution, spectrally resolved images of CARS modes over the laser bandwidth (∼1500 cm−1). We demonstrate the method by imaging polystyrene beads in solvent.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2005

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

Citation
Jennifer P. Ogilvie, Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Antigoni Alexandrou, and Manuel Joffre, "Fourier-transform coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy," Opt. Lett. 31, 480-482 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-4-480


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