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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 13 — Dec. 2, 2009

All-fiber CARS microscopy of live cells

Adrian F. Pegoraro, Andrew Ridsdale, Douglas J. Moffatt, John Paul Pezacki, Brian K. Thomas, Libin Fu, Liang Dong, Martin E. Fermann, and Albert Stolow  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20700-20706 (2009)

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Using an all-fiber laser system consisting of a femtosecond Er/Yb fiber oscillator as the pump and an ultra-highly nonlinear fiber for Stokes generation, we demonstrate multimodal (TPF+SHG+CARS) nonlinear optical microscopy of both tissue samples and live cells. Multimodal imaging was successfully performed with pixel dwell times as short as 4 µs at low laser powers (<40 mW total).

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(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

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Original Manuscript: September 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2009
Published: October 27, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Adrian F. Pegoraro, Andrew Ridsdale, Douglas J. Moffatt, John P. Pezacki, Brian K. Thomas, Libin Fu, Liang Dong, Martin E. Fermann, and Albert Stolow, "All-fiber CARS microscopy of live cells," Opt. Express 17, 20700-20706 (2009)

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