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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3090–3093

Er/Tm:fiber laser system for coherent Raman microscopy

Nicola Coluccelli, Vikas Kumar, Marco Cassinerio, Gianluca Galzerano, Marco Marangoni, and Giulio Cerullo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3090-3093 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003090


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Abstract

We present a novel architecture for a fiber-based hybrid laser system for coherent Raman microscopy, combining an amplified Er:fiber femtosecond oscillator with a Tm:fiber amplifier boosting the power of the 2-μm portion of a supercontinuum up to 300 mW. This is enough to obtain, by means of nonlinear spectral compression, sub- 20 cm 1 wide pump and Stokes pulses with 2500 3300 cm 1 frequency detuning and average power at the 100-mW level. Application of this system to stimulated Raman scattering microscopy is discussed.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2014
Published: May 16, 2014

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Nicola Coluccelli, Vikas Kumar, Marco Cassinerio, Gianluca Galzerano, Marco Marangoni, and Giulio Cerullo, "Er/Tm:fiber laser system for coherent Raman microscopy," Opt. Lett. 39, 3090-3093 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3090


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