High-power picosecond fiber source for coherent Raman microscopy

Khanh Kieu, Brian G. Saar, Gary R. Holtom, X. Sunney Xie, Frank W. Wise

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We report a high-power picosecond fiber pump laser system for coherent Raman microscopy (CRM). The fiber laser system generates 3.5 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 an optical parametric oscillator to produce the pump and the Stokes beams for CRM. Detailed performance data on the laser and the various wavelength conversion steps are discussed, together with representative CRM images of fresh animal tissue obtained with the new source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2051-2053
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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