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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011

Chromatic second harmonic imaging

Chuan Yang, Kebin Shi, Haifeng Li, Qian Xu, Venkatraman Gopalan, and Zhiwen Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 23837-23843 (2010)

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We report a non-axial-scanning second harmonic imaging technique, in which the chromatic aberration of a Fresnel lens is exploited to focus different wavelengths of a fundamental beam into different axial positions to effectively realize axial scanning. Since the second harmonic signals at different axial positions are generated by different fundamental wavelengths and hence accordingly have different center wavelengths, they can be resolved and detected in parallel by using a spectrometer without axial mechanical scanning. We have demonstrated a system capable of achieving about 8 μm effective axial scanning range. Proof-of-concept imaging results are also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2010
Published: October 27, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Chuan Yang, Kebin Shi, Haifeng Li, Qian Xu, Venkatraman Gopalan, and Zhiwen Liu, "Chromatic second harmonic imaging," Opt. Express 18, 23837-23843 (2010)

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