Nonlinear optical microscopy and spectroscopy employing octave spanning pulses

Keisuke Isobe, Akira Suda, Masahiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Fumihiko Kannari, Hiroyuki Kawano, Hideaki Mizuno, Atsushi Miyawaki, Katsumi Midorikawa

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews and discusses the concept of nonlinear optical spectroscopy (NLOS) and microscopy employing ultra-broadband laser pulses. A spectral phase modulation technique of the ultra-broadband pulses, which allows the control of nonlinear optical processes, enables multimodal imaging in nonlinear optical microscopy. This technique uses the difference of the excitation spectra of molecules of interest. A spectroscopic technique combining NLOS with a Fourier-transform (FT) spectroscopy provides a broadband excitation spectrum with the bandwidth of the ultra-broadband pulse and a high spectral resolution in a single measurement. FT-NLOS can also be applied directly to multispectral microspectroscopy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5443518
    Pages (from-to)767-780
    Number of pages14
    JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    Volume16
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1

    Keywords

    • Microscopy
    • nonlinear optics
    • pulse shaping methods
    • spectroscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Isobe, K., Suda, A., Tanaka, M., Hashimoto, H., Kannari, F., Kawano, H., Mizuno, H., Miyawaki, A., & Midorikawa, K. (2010). Nonlinear optical microscopy and spectroscopy employing octave spanning pulses. IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 16(4), 767-780. [5443518]. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTQE.2009.2037439