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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

Ultrabroadband multiplex CARS microspectroscopy and imaging using a subnanosecond supercontinuum light source in the deep near infrared

Masanari Okuno, Hideaki Kano, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, and Hiro-o Hamaguchi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 923-925 (2008)

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Subnanosecond supercontinuum (SC) has been generated by a 1064 nm microchip laser combined with a photonic crystal fiber. The ultrabroadband ( > 2000 cm 1 ) SC has facilitated multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microspectroscopy in the spectral range from 1000 to 3000 cm 1 with lateral and depth spatial resolution of 0.9 and 4.6 μ m , respectively. A clear CARS image of a Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Bright Yellow 2 cell has been obtained with high vibrational contrast.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(180.5655) Microscopy : Raman microscopy

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Original Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2008
Published: April 22, 2008

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Masanari Okuno, Hideaki Kano, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, and Hiro-o Hamaguchi, "Ultrabroadband multiplex CARS microspectroscopy and imaging using a subnanosecond supercontinuum light source in the deep near infrared," Opt. Lett. 33, 923-925 (2008)

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