26 August 2014 Fiber-based ultrashort pulse delivery for nonlinear imaging using high-energy solitons
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 19(8), 086021 (2014). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.086021
We present an approach for fiber delivery of femtosecond pulses relying on pulse breakup and soliton self-frequency shift in a custom-made solid-core photonic bandgap fiber. In this scheme, the fiber properties themselves ensure that a powerful Fourier-transform-limited pulse is emitted at the fiber output, hence doing away with the need for complex precompensation and enabling tunability of the excitation. We report high-energy soliton excitation for two-photon fluorescence microspectroscopy over a 100-nm range and multimodal nonlinear imaging on biological samples.
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Sarah Saint-Jalm, Esben R. Andresen, Patrick Ferrand, Abdelkrim Bendahmane, Arnaud Mussot, Olivier Vanvincq, Géraud Bouwmans, Alexandre Kudlinski, Hervé Rigneault, "Fiber-based ultrashort pulse delivery for nonlinear imaging using high-energy solitons," Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(8), 086021 (26 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.086021

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