10 February 2007 Undistorted delivery of sub-15-fs pulses via high-numerical-aperture microscope objectives
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Abstract
We demonstrated that the dispersion of scanning microscope optics (including a Zeiss 40x/1.2 Apochromat objective) can be compensated by means of chirped mirrors over a bandwidth of 170 nm at 800 nm. The interferometric autocorrelation trace recorded at the focus of the microscope objective with a two-photon diode indicated a pulse duration of < 12 fs. The propagation time difference of the system can be minimized by proper choice of the components, enabling sub-12-fs pulse delivery with a completely filled 40x/0.8 Zeiss Achroplan water immersion objective.
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Gabriel Tempea, Gabriel Tempea, B. Považay, B. Považay, A. Assion, A. Assion, A. Isemann, A. Isemann, W. Pervak, W. Pervak, M. Kempe, M. Kempe, A. Stingl, A. Stingl, W. Drexler, W. Drexler, } "Undistorted delivery of sub-15-fs pulses via high-numerical-aperture microscope objectives", Proc. SPIE 6442, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences VII, 64420P (10 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699487; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.699487
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