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Far-field radiation pattern in coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy
Author(s): David Gachet; Nicolas Sandeau; Herve Rigneault
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Paper Abstract

Far field radiation pattern under tight focusing condition is investigated in Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy both in the forward (F-CARS) and backward (E-CARS) directions. While we assume no refraction index mismatch between the sample and the environing medium, our rigorous numerical electromagnetic computation takes into account the exact polarizations of the excitation laser beams and of the induced nonlinear dipoles. F-CARS and E-CARS radiation patterns, as well as their divergence, are studied as a function of the size of the sample object and compared to the excitation beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6093, Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy III: Advances in Research and Industry, 609309 (27 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645277
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David Gachet, Institut Fresnel (France)
Nicolas Sandeau, Institut Fresnel (France)
Herve Rigneault, Institut Fresnel (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6093:
Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy III: Advances in Research and Industry
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Wolfgang H. Petrich, Editor(s)

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