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Widely-tunable femtosecond source tunable between 770-1180 nm for two-photon fluorescence microscopy
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated a widely-tunable femtosecond fiber source between 770-1180 nm enabled by self-phase modulation, and the wide spectral coverage is suitable for most of two-photon fluorescence microscopy applications. Based on femtosecond Yb:fiber laser, we also compared spectral broadening in different dispersion regimes using different photonic crystal fibers. We managed to maximize the self-phase modulated feature from the broadened spectra while avoiding unwanted nonlinear temporal trapping. The optimization of fiber selection and laser input conditions led to a wide tunability down to below 800nm region, which is the most commonly used two-photon excitation wavelength for many intrinsic fluorescent labels in biological tissues. We believe this fiber-based femtosecond source can be a relatively cost-effective and robust solution for most of two-photon fluorescence microscopy applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11270, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XX, 1127015 (2 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545562
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Lu-Ting Chou, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Dong-Lin Zhong, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Yu-Cheng Liu, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Jye-Chang Lee, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Yi-Syuan Chen, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Shih-Hsuan Chia, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11270:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XX
Peter R. Herman; Michel Meunier; Roberto Osellame, Editor(s)

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