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Fiber lasers for CARS microscopy
Author(s): F. W. Wise; K. Kieu; Brian Saar; Gary Holtom; Sunney Xie
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Paper Abstract

We report a fiber-based high-power picosecond laser system for coherent Raman microscopy (CRM). This source generates 3-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 a commercial optical parametric oscillator to produce the pump and Stokes beams for CRM. The design and performance of the laser are described, along with an application to CARS imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7183, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IX, 718318 (25 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817128
Show Author Affiliations
F. W. Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)
K. Kieu, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Brian Saar, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Gary Holtom, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Sunney Xie, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7183:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IX
Ammasi Periasamy; Peter T. C. So, Editor(s)

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