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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1233–1235

Monitoring stimulated Raman scattering with photoacoustic detection

Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Gary D. Noojin, Michael L. Denton, Benjamin A. Rockwell, and Robert J. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1233-1235 (2011)

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A capability of high-frequency ultrasound detection to monitor the process of energy deposition into a molecular system via Raman excitation is experimentally demonstrated. It is shown that the generated ultrasound signal is directly proportional to the optical signal generated in stimulated Raman scattering. Ultrasound detection provides a simple way to discriminate against laser-induced breakdown and allows for the quantification of the stimulated Raman scattering process where direct optical detection is not available. Additionally, it can be used for stimulated Raman imaging in deep tissue, provided that the generated photoacoustic signal is sufficiently strong.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(110.5125) Imaging systems : Photoacoustics

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2011
Published: March 29, 2011

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Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Gary D. Noojin, Michael L. Denton, Benjamin A. Rockwell, and Robert J. Thomas, "Monitoring stimulated Raman scattering with photoacoustic detection," Opt. Lett. 36, 1233-1235 (2011)

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