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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1941–1943

Wide-field coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy with non-phase-matching illumination

I. Toytman, K. Cohn, T. Smith, D. Simanovskii, and D. Palanker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1941-1943 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001941


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Abstract

We have developed and tested a wide-field coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy technique, which provides the simultaneous imaging of an extended illuminated area without scanning. This method is based on the non-phase-matching illumination of a sample and imaging of a CARS signal with a CCD camera using conventional microscope optics. We have identified a set of conditions on the illumination and imaging optics, as well as on sample preparation. Imaging of test objects proved high spatial resolution and chemical selectivity of this technique.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2007
Published: June 26, 2007

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Citation
I. Toytman, K. Cohn, T. Smith, D. Simanovskii, and D. Palanker, "Wide-field coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy with non-phase-matching illumination," Opt. Lett. 32, 1941-1943 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-13-1941

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