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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Enhanced axial confinement of sum-frequency generation in a temporal focusing setup

Michael E. Durst, Adam A. Straub, and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1786-1788 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001786


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Abstract

We demonstrate enhanced axial confinement in a temporal focusing setup with a shaped spectrum and a narrow emission filter, achieving a reduction of 1 order of magnitude of the out-of-focus background when compared with conventional point-scanning two-photon microscopy. By rejecting the background in the optical domain, our technique circumvents the noise problems common in other background subtraction techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: June 3, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Michael E. Durst, Adam A. Straub, and Chris Xu, "Enhanced axial confinement of sum-frequency generation in a temporal focusing setup," Opt. Lett. 34, 1786-1788 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-12-1786


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