Research Papers: Imaging

Fiber-based ultrashort pulse delivery for nonlinear imaging using high-energy solitons

[+] Author Affiliations
Sarah Saint-Jalm, Esben R. Andresen, Patrick Ferrand, Hervé Rigneault

Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, UMR 7249, Faculté des Sciences Saint-Jérôme, 13013 Marseille, France

Abdelkrim Bendahmane, Arnaud Mussot, Olivier Vanvincq, Géraud Bouwmans, Alexandre Kudlinski

Université Lille 1, IRCICA, Laboratoire PhLAM, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

J. Biomed. Opt. 19(8), 086021 (Aug 26, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.086021
History: Received April 14, 2014; Revised July 16, 2014; Accepted August 5, 2014
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Abstract.  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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Topics

Microscopy ; Solitons

Citation

Sarah Saint-Jalm ; Esben R. Andresen ; Patrick Ferrand ; Abdelkrim Bendahmane ; Arnaud Mussot, et al.
"Fiber-based ultrashort pulse delivery for nonlinear imaging using high-energy solitons", J. Biomed. Opt. 19(8), 086021 (Aug 26, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.086021


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