High-contrast coherent raman scattering imaging using a self-synchronized dual-color fiber laser

Cihang Kong, Christian Pilger, Henning Hachmeister, Xiaoming Wei, Kevin K. Tsia, Thomas Huser, Kenneth K.Y. Wong

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Abstract

Coherent Raman scattering (CRS) imaging is a powerful tool in biomedical researches [1], thanks to its label-free chemical-specific contrast and the high spatial resolution. However, the large footprints and high cost of the commonly used solid-state laser sources hinder the translation of CRS microscopy to industries and clinical applications. Recently, a variety of fiber laser designs, including soliton self-frequency shift [2], supercontiuum (SC) generation [3] and fiber optical parametric wavelength conversion [4], have been proposed. However, they usually suffer from high intensity noise or low power density. Here, we show a passively-synchronized pulsed fiber laser source that provides excellent stability, power level and wavelength tunability. Both high quality coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) images are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 27 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period6/23/196/27/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Kong, C., Pilger, C., Hachmeister, H., Wei, X., Tsia, K. K., Huser, T., & Wong, K. K. Y. (2019). High-contrast coherent raman scattering imaging using a self-synchronized dual-color fiber laser. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 [8872376] (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872376