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5 March 2015 Towards low-noise fiber sources for coherent Raman microscopy
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A compact, robust, and inexpensive fiber-based source for coherent Raman imaging would benefit both re-searchers and the clinical application of these imaging techniques. However, the relative intensity noise of fiber sources has precluded their use for stimulated Raman scattering microscopy without the use of electronic noise cancellation. A recently demonstrated fiber optical parametric oscillator was used to achieve high-quality images using coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, and demonstrated that the self-consistent nature of the oscillator aided low-noise frequency conversion. Thus, reducing the intensity noise on the fiber laser used to pump this device will be a critical step in creating a fiber-based source for stimulated Raman scattering microscopy. We will report the design and construction of high-energy dissipative soliton fiber lasers as a potential source of quiet picosecond pulses at 1 μm, along with application to pumping the optical parametric oscillator.
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Erin S. Lamb, Hanzhang Pei, and Frank W. Wise "Towards low-noise fiber sources for coherent Raman microscopy", Proc. SPIE 9329, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XV, 932920 (5 March 2015);


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