Applied Physics B

, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp 389–393 | Cite as

Femtosecond stimulated Raman microscopy

  • E. Ploetz
  • S. Laimgruber
  • S. Berner
  • W. Zinth
  • P. Gilch
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Abstract

A novel type of non-linear Raman microscopy, femtosecond stimulated Raman microscopy (FSRM), is introduced. It employs femtosecond white light pulses and intense picosecond pulses which are derived from a femtosecond laser/amplifier system. The pulses are coupled into a microscope set-up and induce a stimulated Raman process at the focus. The Raman interaction spectrally modulates the white light. These modulations are read-out in multi-channel fashion and allow recording of a complete Raman spectrum of the focal region. By raster-scanning the sample, complete Raman images can be obtained. Raman images of polystyrene beads in water demonstrate the feasibility of the approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ploetz
    • 1
  • S. Laimgruber
    • 1
  • S. Berner
    • 1
  • W. Zinth
    • 1
  • P. Gilch
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BioMolekulare Optik and CIPSM, Department für PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany

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