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Towards a tunable fiber source for coherent Raman imaging
Author(s): Simon Lefrancois; Dan Fu; Gary Holtom; Lingjie Kong; William Wadsworth; Patrick Schneider; Robert Herda; Armin Zach; X. Sunney Xie; Frank W. Wise
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a fiber-based two-color source of picosecond pulses for coherent Raman scattering (CRS) microscopy. An Yb-doped fiber laser combined with a divided-pulse amplifier produce up to 3 W of power tunable from 1030 nm to 1040 nm. A normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber is used to blue-shift the pulses through seeded four-wave mixing. Pulses with up to 150 mW of average power are produced, tunable between 770 nm and 800 nm. Imaging of animal tissue and cells is demonstrated.

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Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8226, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XII, 822620 (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920187
Show Author Affiliations
Simon Lefrancois, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Dan Fu, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Gary Holtom, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Lingjie Kong, Cornell Univ. (United States)
William Wadsworth, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Patrick Schneider, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Robert Herda, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Armin Zach, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
X. Sunney Xie, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Frank W. Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8226:
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XII
Karsten König, Editor(s)

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