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Multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman microspectroscopy with tailored Stokes spectrum

Jean Rehbinder, Christoph Pohling, Tiago Buckup, and Marcus Motzkus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3721-3723 (2010)

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We combined the ultrabroadband supercontinuum of a photonic crystal fiber with a pulse shaper, resulting in a highly flexible light source for multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman microscopy. Implemented as the Stokes pulse, it provides tailored selection of the relevant Raman transitions, resulting in a reduced photon load and partial suppression of the nonresonant background. This experiment exploits the advantages of multiplex excitation with the increased acquisition speed of single-channel detection. The molecule-specific Stokes pulses are demonstrated for chemical mapping of a polymer blend.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2010
Published: November 1, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Jean Rehbinder, Christoph Pohling, Tiago Buckup, and Marcus Motzkus, "Multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman microspectroscopy with tailored Stokes spectrum," Opt. Lett. 35, 3721-3723 (2010)

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