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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2858–2860

Chirped coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering as a high-spectral- and spatial-resolution microscopy

Robert M. Onorato, Naoki Muraki, Kelly P. Knutsen, and Richard J. Saykally  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2858-2860 (2007)

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Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy is a promising tool for chemically selective imaging based on molecular vibrations. While CARS is currently used as a biological imaging tool, many variations are still being developed, perhaps the most important being multiplex CARS microscopy. Multiplex CARS has the advantage of comparing images based on different molecular vibrations without changing the excitation wavelengths. Here we demonstrate both high-spectral- and spatial-resolution multiplex CARS imaging of polymer films, using a simple scheme for chirped CARS with a spectral bandwidth of 300 cm 1 .

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

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Original Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

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Robert M. Onorato, Naoki Muraki, Kelly P. Knutsen, and Richard J. Saykally, "Chirped coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering as a high-spectral- and spatial-resolution microscopy," Opt. Lett. 32, 2858-2860 (2007)

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