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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2726–2728

Two-photon fluorescence bioimaging with an all-semiconductor laser picosecond pulse source

Masaru Kuramoto, Nobuyoshi Kitajima, Hengchang Guo, Yuji Furushima, Masao Ikeda, and Hiroyuki Yokoyama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2726-2728 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002726


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Abstract

We have demonstrated successful two-photon excitation fluorescence bioimaging using a high-power pulsed all-semiconductor laser. Toward this purpose, we developed a pulsed light source consisting of a mode-locked laser diode and a two-stage diode laser amplifier. This pulsed light source provided optical pulses of 5 ps duration and having a maximum peak power of over 100 W at a wavelength of 800 nm and a repetition frequency of 500 MHz .

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2007
Published: September 12, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Masaru Kuramoto, Nobuyoshi Kitajima, Hengchang Guo, Yuji Furushima, Masao Ikeda, and Hiroyuki Yokoyama, "Two-photon fluorescence bioimaging with an all-semiconductor laser picosecond pulse source," Opt. Lett. 32, 2726-2728 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-18-2726

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