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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4233–4235

Fiber-delivered picosecond source for coherent Raman scattering imaging

Ke Wang and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4233-4235 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004233


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Abstract

We demonstrate a two-color, fiber-delivered picosecond source for coherent Raman scattering (CRS) imaging. The wavelength-tunable picosecond pump is generated by nonlinear spectral compression of a prechirped femtosecond pulse from a mode-locked titanium:sapphire (Ti:S) laser. The 1064 nm picosecond Stokes pulse is generated by an all-fiber time-lens source that is synchronized to the Ti:S laser. The pump and Stokes beams are combined in an optical fiber coupler, which serves not only as the delivery fiber but also as the nonlinear medium for spectral compression of the femtosecond pulse. CRS imaging of mouse skin is performed to demonstrate the practicality of this source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(180.5655) Microscopy : Raman microscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Ke Wang and Chris Xu, "Fiber-delivered picosecond source for coherent Raman scattering imaging," Opt. Lett. 36, 4233-4235 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-21-4233


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