Fiber lasers for CARS microscopy

F. W. Wise, K. Kieu, Brian Saar, Gary Holtom, Sunney Xie

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number718318
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
StatePublished - 2009
EventMultiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences IX - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2009Jan 27 2009


  • CARS
  • Fiber optics
  • Nonlinear microscopy
  • Picosecond laser
  • Pulse propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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