1 September 2005 Compact fiber-delivered Cr:forsterite laser for nonlinear light microscopy
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We demonstrate a compact and self-starting fiber-delivered femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser for nonlinear light microscopy. A semiconductor saturable absorber mirror provides the self-starting mechanism and maintains long-term stability in the laser cavity. Four double-chirped mirrors are employed to reduce the size of the cavity and to compensate for group velocity dispersion. Delivered by a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber, the generated laser pulses can be compressed down to be with a nearly transform-limited pulse width with 2.2-nJ fiber-output pulse energy. Based on this fiber-delivered Cr:forsterite laser source, a compact and reliable two-photon fluorescence microscopy system can thus be realized.
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Ming-Che Chan, Ming-Che Chan, Tzu-Ming Liu, Tzu-Ming Liu, Shih-Peng Tai, Shih-Peng Tai, Chi-Kuang Sun, Chi-Kuang Sun, } "Compact fiber-delivered Cr:forsterite laser for nonlinear light microscopy," Journal of Biomedical Optics 10(5), 054006 (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2060586 . Submission:

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