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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2387–2389

Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy by spectral focusing and fiber-generated soliton as Stokes pulse

Esben Ravn Andresen, Pascal Berto, and Hervé Rigneault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2387-2389 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002387


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Abstract

We demonstrate stimulated Raman microscopy with broadband pump and Stokes pulses, using spectral focusing to attain spectral resolution and to rapidly acquire spectra within a spectral window determined by the bandwidth of the pulses. As the Stokes pulse, we use the redshifted soliton generated in a photonic crystal fiber, which allows for simple shifting of the accessible spectral window.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2011
Published: June 17, 2011

Citation
Esben Ravn Andresen, Pascal Berto, and Hervé Rigneault, "Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy by spectral focusing and fiber-generated soliton as Stokes pulse," Opt. Lett. 36, 2387-2389 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2387


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