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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Compact fiber-delivered Cr:forsterite laser for nonlinear light microscopy
Author(s): Ming-Che Chan; Tzu-Ming Liu; Shih-Peng Tai; Chi-Kuang Sun
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a compact and self-starting fiber-delivered femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser for nonlinear light microscopy. A semiconductor saturable absorber mirror provides the self-starting mechanism and maintains long-term stability in the laser cavity. Four double-chirped mirrors are employed to reduce the size of the cavity and to compensate for group velocity dispersion. Delivered by a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber, the generated laser pulses can be compressed down to be with a nearly transform-limited pulse width with 2.2-nJ fiber-output pulse energy. Based on this fiber-delivered Cr:forsterite laser source, a compact and reliable two-photon fluorescence microscopy system can thus be realized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 10(5) 054006 doi: 10.1117/1.2060586
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 10, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Ming-Che Chan, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Tzu-Ming Liu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Shih-Peng Tai, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chi-Kuang Sun, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

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