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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Oct. 3, 2011

Background-free broadband CARS spectroscopy from a 1-MHz ytterbium laser

Vikas Kumar, R. Osellame, R. Ramponi, G. Cerullo, and M. Marangoni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15143-15148 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015143


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Abstract

We introduce a novel configuration for broadband, time-resolved CARS spectroscopy/microscopy in which pump, Stokes and probe pulses are all derived from a single femtosecond Yb:KYW laser. The 1-MHz repetition rate of the system allows very intense CARS signals to be obtained over short acquisition times, while a delayed probe pulse ensures an efficient non-resonant background suppression.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Vikas Kumar, R. Osellame, R. Ramponi, G. Cerullo, and M. Marangoni, "Background-free broadband CARS spectroscopy from a 1-MHz ytterbium laser," Opt. Express 19, 15143-15148 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15143


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