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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 4, 2009

High-power picosecond fiber source for coherent Raman microscopy

Khanh Kieu, Brian G. Saar, Gary R. Holtom, X. Sunney Xie, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 2051-2053 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002051


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Abstract

We report a high-power picosecond fiber pump laser system for coherent Raman microscopy (CRM). The fiber laser system generates 3.5 ps pulses with 6 W average power at 1030 nm. Frequency doubling yields more than 2 W of green light, which can be used to pump an optical parametric oscillator to produce the pump and the Stokes beams for CRM. Detailed performance data on the laser and the various wavelength conversion steps are discussed, together with representative CRM images of fresh animal tissue obtained with the new source.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2009
Published: June 29, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Khanh Kieu, Brian G. Saar, Gary R. Holtom, X. Sunney Xie, and Frank W. Wise, "High-power picosecond fiber source for coherent Raman microscopy," Opt. Lett. 34, 2051-2053 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-2051


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