25 February 2009 Fiber lasers for CARS microscopy
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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.
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F. W. Wise, F. W. Wise, K. Kieu, K. Kieu, Brian Saar, Brian Saar, Gary Holtom, Gary Holtom, Sunney Xie, Sunney Xie, "Fiber lasers for CARS microscopy", Proc. SPIE 7183, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IX, 718318 (25 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817128; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.817128


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